Decadent White Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe

Indulge yourself with this heavenly White Chocolate Bread Pudding recipe that is sure to make your taste buds dance with joy. If you’re a chocolate lover, then brace yourself for an intense and delicious flavor explosion. This recipe is designed to provide you with a fancy dessert that’s easy to make yet leaves an impressive impact on your guests.

Bread pudding is a classic dessert that is widely loved and popular in many cuisines. However, this white chocolate bread pudding is in a league of its own. The recipe combines the goodness of white chocolate with the texture of French bread to create a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth pudding that’ll leave you wanting more.

The ingredients are simple and easy-to-find, so you don’t have to go hunting for exotic or expensive ingredients. Whether it’s an intimate dinner for two or a big family gathering, this white chocolate bread pudding recipe is perfect for any occasion.

So why not take your taste buds on a delightful journey with this White Chocolate Bread Pudding recipe? Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

White Chocolate Bread pudding
White Chocolate Bread pudding

If you’re a dessert lover like me, there’s nothing better than indulging in a warm, decadent bread pudding after a long day. But what sets this white chocolate bread pudding apart from the rest? Let me tell you why you’ll love it.

First and foremost, this recipe is all about that white chocolate, baby. Made with rich, velvety white chocolate chips and a luscious white chocolate sauce drizzled on top, this dessert is an absolute dream for anyone with a sweet tooth. Every bite is bursting with creamy flavor that’s simply irresistible.

But it’s not just the white chocolate that makes this bread pudding so special. The use of French bread (cut into 1-inch cubes) gives it the perfect texture – crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. And let’s be honest, using day-old bread as opposed to fresh ensures there’s less waste and adds more character to the dish – it’s one of those things that makes restaurant food taste so good.

And did I mention how easy it is to make? With simple ingredients like milk, heavy cream, eggs, sugar, and unsalted butter, it only takes about 20 minutes to prep and 50 minutes to bake. Plus, it can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer for later – dinner parties just got so much easier.

So whether you’re looking for a new dessert recipe to try out or simply want to indulge in some warm and gooey goodness, this white chocolate bread pudding recipe has got your back. Trust me – you’ll love every last bite.

Ingredient List

 Indulge in this creamy and decadent white chocolate bread pudding!
Indulge in this creamy and decadent white chocolate bread pudding!

Here is a list of all the ingredients you will need to make the white chocolate bread pudding.

Bread Pudding Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes (9 ounces)
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 9 ounces white chocolate, chopped or white chocolate chips

White Chocolate Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 12 ounces white chocolate, chopped or white chocolate chips

Vanilla Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

The Recipe How-To

 Perfect for dessert or even breakfast, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Perfect for dessert or even breakfast, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Step 1: Prepare the White Chocolate Bread Pudding

To begin with, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Slice a loaf of French bread or brioche bread into 1-inch cubes, then spread the cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Put them in the oven for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the bread turns light golden brown.

Step 2: Make the Pudding Mixture

In a medium pot, combine 2 cups of heavy whipping cream and 2 cups of whole milk. Add 1/2 cup of sugar and stir until sugar dissolves. Heat over medium heat until scalded (meaning tiny bubbles start forming around the edge of the milk). Be extra careful not to let it boil.

Step 3: Incorporate the Eggs and White Chocolate Chips Mixture

Whisk together six large eggs and 1/2 cup of sugar in a large bowl. Gradually add the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture while whisking continuously. Stir in one package (around 9 ounces) of white chocolate chips, one tablespoon of unsalted butter, and two tablespoons of vanilla extract.

Step 4: Layer and Bake

Grease a deep baking dish with butter, then add half of the toasted bread cubes into the dish. Pour half of the pudding mixture over it. Repeat with another layer of bread cubes and pour remaining pudding mixture over everything.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45-60 minutes or until set in the middle. You can test it by sticking a sharp knife to see if it comes out clean.

Step 5: Make Chocolate Sauce (optional)

If you fancy some drizzle on top, you can make a quick chocolate sauce by heating up over medium heat 1 cup heavy whipping cream until simmering then turning off heat before adding 8 oz white chocolate chips slowly whilst stirring continuously.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream on top.

Enjoy your decadent white chocolate bread pudding!

Substitutions and Variations

 Imagine a warm, comforting hug in every bite.
Imagine a warm, comforting hug in every bite.

If you’re looking to switch up the flavors or ingredients in this white chocolate bread pudding recipe, there are some easy swaps you can make:

– Dark Chocolate: Not a fan of white chocolate? Swap it out for some dark chocolate to create a richer flavor profile.

– Brioche Bread: If you can’t find French bread or prefer a sweeter bread, try using brioche instead. The buttery, eggy bread will add an extra layer of richness to the dish.

– Vanilla Sauce: While this recipe calls for a white chocolate sauce, you could also make a simple vanilla sauce by combining 1 cup of heavy cream, 1 cup of whole milk, 3 egg yolks, 2/3 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Heat over medium heat until sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens.

For those who want to take this recipe up a notch, here are a few variations:

– Add Fruit: Feel free to mix in some fresh berries or sliced bananas to add some fruity sweetness to the pudding.

– Make it Boozy: Add ¼ – ½ cup of bourbon or rum to the custard mixture before pouring it over the bread for an extra kick.

– Top with Caramel: Drizzle caramel sauce over the top of the finished dish for added sweetness and complexity.

– Try different chocolates: Experiment with different types of white chocolate chips or chunks to create unique flavor combinations.

Remember that baking is all about experimentation and finding what works best for your taste buds. Don’t be afraid to get creative with this recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 Bread pudding with a twist? Yes, please!
Bread pudding with a twist? Yes, please!

Once you’ve prepared and baked your delicious White Chocolate Bread Pudding, it’s time to think about how you will serve it. This dessert can be enjoyed on its own or served with a variety of accompaniments.

One option is to dust the top of the pudding with powdered sugar, which will add an extra touch of sweetness and make it look even more appetizing. Another idea is to drizzle some chocolate sauce over the pudding for an added layer of richness.

For a fresh and fruity twist, consider pairing this dessert with some sliced strawberries or raspberries. These bright and colorful berries work well with the creamy texture of the pudding and will create a beautiful contrast on the plate.

If you’re feeling extra indulgent, serve your White Chocolate Bread Pudding with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The coolness of the ice cream will balance out the warmth of the bread pudding and create a truly irresistible dessert.

This bread pudding also makes for a great brunch treat or a comforting breakfast dish. Serve alongside your favorite morning beverage, such as coffee or tea, for a cozy start to your day.

No matter how you choose to serve it, this White Chocolate Bread Pudding is sure to become a new favorite in your household or restaurant. Enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This is not your average bread pudding—white chocolate takes it to the next level.
This is not your average bread pudding—white chocolate takes it to the next level.

Now, let’s talk about how to manage this sweet treat once it’s prepared. Nothing beats the feeling of having a dessert on hand that can be reheated or served straight from the fridge. Thankfully, White Chocolate Bread Pudding can be stored, reheated and make-ahead with ease.

The pudding stores well for 3-4 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. If you make it ahead of time, it can also be frozen for up to a month. To reheat, simply place it in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for 15-20 minutes. Covering it will prevent the top from drying out.

If you’re planning on serving guests and want to have this ready for them upon arrival, there are two simple ways to prepare beforehand.

Firstly, we have a make-ahead method that involves preparing the recipe as usual but without baking it. Instead of putting it in the oven, store it in your fridge for up to 24 hours. Before serving time, take it out of the refrigerator for around 30 minutes and then bake it in your preheated oven.

Alternatively, if you prefer not to complete the full baking process prior to serving, store the bread pudding without topping in an aluminum foil container and place it covered tightly in the freezer. When you’re ready to serve simply thaw slightly before completing the baking process.

Make sure to refrigerate any leftover white chocolate bread pudding straight after serving. Trust me; after trying one bite, there may not be many leftovers.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect way to use up stale bread and leftover white chocolate chips.
The perfect way to use up stale bread and leftover white chocolate chips.

Making a dessert that is both delicious and visually appealing requires some finesse. Here are some tips to help you make the perfect White Chocolate Bread Pudding every time.

Firstly, I recommend using day old bread, cut into 1 inch cubes, for the best texture. Fresh bread can become too soggy when combined with the pudding ingredients, leading to a mushy result.

Secondly, when making the pudding mixture, ensure that all of the sugar dissolves completely in the liquid mixture. Melt white chocolate chips in milk over medium heat slowly to avoid scorching the chocolate. When adding eggs, whisk them lightly to prevent an eggy texture in your final product.

You may also enhance your recipe with some vanilla extract. Using vanilla extract on your pudding would amplify the aroma and taste without overpowering the white chocolate flavor of the bread pudding.

When baking, make sure you use a top-quality white chocolate, as it will contribute greatly to the overall taste of your creation. Use high-quality ingredients such as heavy cream and whole milk to intensify richness and smoothness.

It is important to keep an eye on your bread pudding while it cooks; don’t overcook it or let it bake too quickly at high temperature. To achieve a perfectly tender yet firm texture for your dessert dish, bake it for around 45-50 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.

Finally, when serving this impressive desert do not forget the white chocolate sauce! Complementing our white chocolate bread pudding with this sauce complements its rich flavour profile and adds aesthetics to its presentation. Pour hot white chocolate sauce over your dessert just before serving whilst dusting powdered sugar atop each slice for that restaurant quality final touch.

By following these tips and guidelines (ingredients included), you will be able to make a perfect White Chocolate Bread Pudding that will impress every palate.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for an indulgent and comforting dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, then this White Chocolate Bread Pudding recipe is a must-try! With its deliciously decadent white chocolate base and soft, bread pudding texture, it’s a dessert that will keep everyone asking for more.

By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you’ll be able to create your very own version of this dessert restaurant favorite right in your own kitchen. And with the flexibility to substitute certain ingredients or modify the recipe to suit your taste preferences, you can truly make it your own.

So go ahead and give this White Chocolate Bread Pudding recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed! And don’t forget to share it with family and friends – they’ll thank you for it. Happy baking!

White Chocolate Bread pudding

White Chocolate Bread pudding Recipe

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 4 Hours, Dessert, Weeknight
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Calories: 1501.4kcal


  • 9 ounces bakers white chocolate
  • 3 loaves French bread, 10 inch each
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar


  • Preheat oven to 300.
  • Slice french bread into half inch round croutons and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and egg yolks.
  • Whipe until well blended.
  • In a large saucepan, combine whipping cream, milk, and sugar.
  • Bring mixture to a low simmer, then add white chocolate.
  • Whisk until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in whipped eggs.
  • Blend thoroughly to keep eggs from scrambling.
  • In a buttered 9 x 13 baking dish, place bread slices in 2-3 layers.
  • Pour half the the cream mixture over the bread and allow it to soak up most of the mixture before adding the rest.
  • Press the bread gently, allowing the cream mix to be evenly absorbed.
  • Cover the dish and let it soak at last 5 hours prior to baking.
  • Bake covered for 1 hour and then remove cover and bake another 45 minutes until top has browned.
  • Note: This is best if chilled overnight, then cut into squares and reheated in individual portions in the microwave.
  • Serve with caramel sauce.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 415g | Calories: 1501.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 212.7g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 30.4g | Cholesterol: 304.3mg | Sodium: 1676.6mg | Fiber: 7.4g | Sugar: 43.1g

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