Crock Pot Bread Pudding

This crock pot bread pudding recipe makes classic bead pudding as easy as it is delicious. This rich bread pudding is a dessert you can set up a few hours before dinner and have a hot, sweet treat ready to finish off the evening.

Bread pudding is a classic dessert that's been around since the beginning of time. This version bypasses the oven and uses a crock pot instead, making it easier and more convenient to create a rich, delicious dessert perfect for family dinners or parties.

Crock Pot Bread Pudding

Why You’ll Love This Crock Pot Bread Pudding Recipe

Almost everyone loves this classic dessert. It's rich, sweet, and a great way to use up old bread. There's a lot to love about it!

  • It's an easy recipe that only takes a few steps.
  • It uses simple ingredients found in any kitchen.
  • It's a versatile dessert perfect for family dinners or parties.

Ingredients

For The Pudding

  • Italian bread - cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Large eggs
  • Milk
  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter - melted
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Vanilla extract

Vanilla Sauce

  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Granulated sugar
  • Vanilla extract
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Flavor Variations and Substitutions

  • Vanilla Sauce -¬†Use different extracts to make different sauce flavors.
  • Bread -¬†Use Italian, challah, or any hearty bread for this bread pudding.
  • Spices -¬†Try adding allspice to the cinnamon and nutmeg for more classic flavor.

How To Make Crock Pot Bread Pudding

  1. Spray a 6-quart crock pot with a non-stick cooking spray and add bread crumbs.
  2. Add eggs, milk, sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Pour the egg mixture over the bread and gently fold until all the bread is coated.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce the heat to low and cook 3-4 hours. Just before the bread pudding is done, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. While whisking, slowly add in milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Pour over bread pudding before serving and enjoy.
Crock Pot Bread Pudding

Recipe Tips

  • Use stale bread or leave your bread cubes out for a few hours to dry out so the bread can absorb the custard readily.
  • A crock pot liner is the best way to keep the pudding from sticking. Non-stick spray may not do the trick.
  • When the bread pudding is done, you can tell by inserting a toothpick into the center and pulling it out clean.
  • If you plan to freeze the bread pudding, leave the sauce off of the portions to freeze.
  • Give the bread a few minutes to soak up the custard mixture before cooking it.

Hint

A crock pot liner is the best way to prevent the bread pudding from sticking to the crockpot.

Storage

Refrigerate the bread pudding as soon as it has cooled for maximum freshness. It can also be frozen for longer storage if you haven't poured the sauce over the pudding.

To reheat the pudding, microwave it at 30-second intervals until warm.

Refrigerator: Store for up to 4 days in an air-tight container.

Freezer: If you plan to freeze the bread for later, do not pour sauce over it. Rather, freeze the bread wrapped tightly in plastic wrap in an air-tight container for up to 3 months. Then, make the vanilla sauce when you want to serve the bread.

Crock Pot Bread Pudding
PREP TIME  15minutes 
COOK TIME  4hours 
TOTAL TIME  4hours  15minutes 
COURSE  Dessert
CUISINE  American
SERVINGS  6
CALORIES  474 kcal

EQUIPMENT

  • Your Favorite Crock Pot

INGREDIENTS

Bread Pudding

  • 8¬†cups¬†Italian bread¬†cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4¬†large¬†eggs
  • 2¬†cups¬†milk
  • ¬ľ¬†cup¬†granulated sugar
  • ¬ľ¬†cup¬†butter¬†melted
  • ¬Ĺ¬†teaspoon¬†cinnamon
  • ¬Ĺ¬†teaspoon¬†nutmeg
  • 1¬†teaspoon¬†vanilla extract

Vanilla Sauce

  • 3¬†tablespoons¬†butter
  • 2¬†tablespoons¬†flour
  • 1¬†cup¬†milk
  • ¬ĺ¬†cup¬†granulated sugar
  • 1¬†teaspoon¬†vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with a non-stick cooking spray and add bread crumbs.
  • Add eggs, milk, sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread and gently fold until all the bread is coated.
  • Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce the heat to low and cook 3-4 hours. Just before the bread pudding is done, melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. While whisking, slowly add in milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Pour over bread pudding before serving and enjoy.
NOTES
  • Use stale bread or leave your bred cubes out for a few hours to dry out so the bread can absorb the custard readily.
  • A crock pot liner is the best way to keep the pudding from sticking. Non-stick spray may not do the trick.
  • When the break pudding is done, you can tell by inserting a toothpick into the center an pulling it out clean.

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