Butterscotch Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

This butterscotch bread pudding recipe is one of my favorite recipes. It's cozy and homey with a wonderful richness of flavor. I used Rhodes Warm-n-Serve Artisan French Bread Rolls to make this recipe extra quick, easy, and delicious.

Drizzle this bread pudding with homemade butterscotch sauce, and serve it for breakfast. Or top it with ice cream for a crowd-pleasing dessert!

Have you tried my recipe for homemade whipped cream yet? It's easy to make (even for a beginner), and it's AMAZING. It would pair really well with this bread pudding!

This post has been sponsored by Rhodes Rolls. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

What is Butterscotch

✓ Butterscotch is caramel's darker, butterier, easier-to-make cousin.

✓ Caramel is made by melting down white granulated sugar and mixing it with a little butter and cream. It's a bit tricky, and you really have to time everything just right to get the desired consistency.

✓ Butterscotch, on the other hand, is a much simpler process of melting brown sugar and butter together at the same time. It's a gentler process and requires much less precision than caramel. The flavor is a little bit softer than caramel, but it's just as delicious.

This butterscotch bread pudding recipe is one of my favorite recipes. Drizzle this bread pudding with homemade butterscotch sauce, and serve it for breakfast. Or top it with ice cream for a crowd-pleasing dessert!

✓ This Butterscotch Bread Pudding recipe is an adaptation of my butterscotch pecan pie. Instead of the traditional milk and egg custard that you would normally find in a bread pudding recipe, I'm substituting my butterscotch pecan pie filling.

✓ Using a pecan pie filling makes the overall process a little faster, and it really brings out that undiluted butterscotch flavor when to skip the milk that you would normally find in a bread pudding recipe.

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

 

How to Make Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Ingredients for Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

 

Step-by-Step Instructions

➊ Cube the Rhodes Artisan French Rolls and place the bread pieces in a large bowl.

➋ Drizzle ⅓ cups of milk over the bread pieces and set aside.

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

 

➌ In a separate bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients.

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

 

➍ Pour the filling over the bread pieces, and gently stir to coat all of the bread in the mixture. Add one cup butterscotch chips and stir to distribute them throughout. 

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

 

➎ Transfer the mixture to a 9×9 baking dish, and bake at 350 degrees (ºF) for 35 minutes.

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

 

Butterscotch Sauce for Bread Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Don't let the peanut butter throw you— it's delicious and doesn't overpower the butterscotch flavor at all.

In fact, it really enhances and deepens those caramel-like flavors while also contributing to a smooth, creamy texture. Skip it if you're really bothered by it, but otherwise I highly recommend adding a bit of peanut butter to your butterscotch sauce!

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

 

Directions

➊ Heat the cream in the microwave or over the stove. Add the butterscotch chips (if using the stove, remove pan from the heat) and allow to melt in the warm cream for a few minutes before stirring.

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

 

➋ Add the peanut butter and mix well until smooth and creamy. Return to heat if needed to melt the chips completely.

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

 

➌ Drizzle over the bread pudding. Serve warm and enjoy!

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

 

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes 35 seconds
Total Time: 55 minutes 35 seconds

This butterscotch bread pudding recipe is one of my favorite recipes. Drizzle this bread pudding with homemade butterscotch sauce, and serve it for breakfast. Or top it with ice cream for a crowd-pleasing dessert!

Ingredients

  • 12 Rhodes Artisan French Rolls
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Butterscotch Sauce

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions

    1. Let the frozen rolls rest on the counter for about 15 minutes. Once they have thawed a bit, you can cut them into bite-sized pieces. Place all of the bread pieces into a large mixing bowl.
    2. Drizzle ⅓ cups of milk over the bread pieces and set aside.
    3. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon.
    4. Pour the filling over the bread pieces, and gently stir to coat all of the bread in the mixture. Add the butterscotch chips and stir to distribute them throughout. 
    5. Transfer the mixture to a 9×9 baking dish, and bake at 350 degrees (ºF) for 35-45 minutes. The edges should be golden brown and well toasted.

Make the Butterscotch Sauce

  1.  Heat the cream in the microwave or over the stove. Add the butterscotch chips (if using the stove, remove pan from the heat) and allow to melt in the warm cream for a few minutes before stirring.
  2. Add the peanut butter and mix well until smooth and creamy. Return to heat if needed to melt the chips completely.
  3. Drizzle over the bread pudding. Serve warm and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 533Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 78gFiber: 1gSugar: 75gProtein: 6g
 

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