Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

This Pecan Pie Bread Pudding has been one of the most popular recipes on Something Swanky since it was published in 2012. Pecan Pie filling poured over thick pieces of bread and baked to perfection!

This Pecan Pie Bread Pudding has been one of the most popular recipes on Something Swanky since it was published in 2012. Pecan Pie filling poured over thick pieces of bread and baked to perfection!

Now THIS is bread pudding!! Have you tried my recipe for pecan pie bread pudding yet? If not, what are you waiting for? This has been one of the top 5 most popular recipes on my blog of all time since it was first published back in 2012. And for good reason.

Made with hearty chunks of crusty bread and quite literally the makings of a pecan pie, this bread pudding is going to make everyone who tries it happy. And obsessed.

This Pecan Pie Bread Pudding has been one of the most popular recipes on Something Swanky since it was published in 2012. Pecan Pie filling poured over thick pieces of bread and baked to perfection!

You know how some food speaks to both your belly and your soul? That’s this. Somehow, it just makes you feel happy and content (fellow emotional eaters rejoice!). Kind of the way you feel right after Thanksgiving dinner as your head hits the cushion on the couch and your eyes dozily close….

For those of you who actually know what that feels like anyway.

Obviously, as a mother of little kids, I no longer remember what that feels like beyond the faintest, foggy whisper of a memory that fans the tiny flame of hope inside me that I will one day experience a post-Thanksgiving-meal couch nap again. Maybe. One day.

#yeahright

This Pecan Pie Bread Pudding has been one of the most popular recipes on Something Swanky since it was published in 2012. Pecan Pie filling poured over thick pieces of bread and baked to perfection!

Ok, so here’s the nitty gritty on this recipe:

You want to start with the right kind of bread. Whatever kind you use, it needs to be at least a day old and a little stale. I wouldn’t suggest using a light and fluffy sandwich bread for this. You’re really going to want some hearty. Go for a loaf of french or sourdough bread. Challah would be great too. Or any kind of thick bakery bread. This homemade french bread would be fabulous!

Next, you’re going to be making the pecan pie filling. Like, as if you were actually making a pecan pie filling. No shortcuts here! We are making a 100%, FOR REAL pecan pie to dump all over our crusty, hearty, delicious bread.

The reason you want to use bread that’s gone a little stale is because the dryness of the bread will allow it to absorb the pecan pie filling so much better, which will in turn create a more thoroughly gooey bread pudding.

This Pecan Pie Bread Pudding has been one of the most popular recipes on Something Swanky since it was published in 2012. Pecan Pie filling poured over thick pieces of bread and baked to perfection!

I love eating it fresh and warm out of the oven with a little whipped cream. But it can certainly be eaten at room temp the day of or even the next day and still be delicious.

I hope you all continue to enjoy this recipe as much as you have for the past 4 years. I know my family certainly will! ☺️

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

This Pecan Pie Bread Pudding has been one of the most popular recipes on Something Swanky since it was published in 2012. Pecan Pie filling poured over thick pieces of bread and baked to perfection!

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups bite-sized bread pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon maple or vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup pecans, halved or chopped

Directions:

  1. Prepare an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish by lining it with parchment paper and spraying well with a non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place all of the bread pieces into the baking dish.
  3. Pour the melted butter over the bread.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, granulated sugar, maple or vanilla extract, cinnamon, and the salt.
  5. Stir in the pecans. Pour evenly over the bread pieces. Use a rubber spatula to push and "prod" the bread pieces around in the dish until all are coated in the syrupy mixture.
  6. Bake at 375º for 45 minutes. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream!

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This Pecan Pie Bread Pudding has been one of the most popular recipes on Something Swanky since it was published in 2012. Pecan Pie filling poured over thick pieces of bread and baked to perfection!