Holiday Bread Pudding Recipes
‘Tis the season—for pies, desserts, and sweets galore! Baking is a traditional hobby for many families this time of year; cookies, gingerbread, pies, cakes…the list goes on. Perhaps it’s the fragrant aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg or freshly roasted nuts. Or maybe it’s the warmth emanating from the cozy kitchen or the fireplace hearth. Whatever the reason, the winter season always brings about the “warm and fuzzies” in our hearts and minds. And the taste of freshly baked desserts handcrafted with love and care doesn’t hurt either.
This holiday season, gather ‘round the kitchen for a fun baking session with friends and family as you craft some comforting bread pudding variations for your special celebration. These signature seasonal recipes include all your favorite flavors, so you can swap them in for the more time-consuming recipes like pies and cakes, without missing out on your favorite desserts.
1. Pecan Pie Bread Pudding
Who doesn’t love pecan pie at Christmastime? This rich bread pudding mimics all the flavors of a traditional pecan pie by topping cubed Martin’s Potato Bread with melted butter and a sweet, syrupy pecan topping. It’s so good, you won’t miss the real thing.
2. Cranberry Bread Pudding
Try this seasonal spin on bread pudding by mixing in dried cranberries, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Use Martin’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Potato Bread for even more cinnamony goodness. Serve warm topped with gooey caramel sauce.
3. Holiday Spice Bread Pudding
Blogger “The Seasoned Mom” infuses her bread pudding recipe with a seasonal spice blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. She uses cubed Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls for a more rustic look and finishes off with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon-spice.
4. Apple-Cinnamon Bread Pudding
Is apple pie a must-have at all your holiday gatherings? Then you’ll love this bread pudding recipe from “Mother Thyme” made with cinnamon and apple pie filling, topped with an oat-and-sugar crumb topping and served with a heaping scoop of ice cream.
5. Miniature Coffee Bread Puddings with Maple Glaze
Wow your family and friends this holiday season with these coffee-infused mini desserts, a cross between French toast and bread pudding. Bake them in mini ramekins for perfect single serve portions, then serve immediately topped with a maple-coffee glaze.
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More Bread Pudding Recipes
Chocolate Bread Pudding – Chocolate is a much-loved flavor any time of year! Make as is or try mixing in your favorite holiday variations like white chocolate, peppermint, or mocha.
Breakfast Bread Pudding – Amy, who submitted this recipe a few years ago says “We love to make this on Christmas morning and snow days!”
Eggnog Bread Pudding – The fan who shared this recipe with us says it is a “perfectly decadent holiday morning breakfast or delicious holiday dessert!”
Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Pecan Sauce – Are you a fan of pumpkin pie around the holiday season? Transform those flavors into a bread pudding topped with caramel pecan sauce for an easy, decadent dessert.
Cranberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding – “The holidays are a time of traditions and in our family those traditions revolve around food…Quick, easy and a new holiday favorite!” (Darlene)
Mexican “Capirotada” Bread Pudding – This traditional Mexican bread pudding dessert is often enjoyed on special occasions such as during Lent. Martin’s fan, Areli says it is a “perfect complement for table talk after dinner, tea, coffee or a cold glass of milk…”
Strawberry Bread Pudding Cake with White Chocolate Sauce – Shape your bread pudding into a “cake” to create a special showstopper dessert.
Cherry Up-Side-Down Chocolate Chip Potato Bread Pudding – “Martin’s wonderful Potato Bread transformed into chocolate chip bread pudding baked over cherry pie filling. It is holiday comfort food at its best!”
Pineapple Bread Pudding – This bread pudding recipe, which was submitted by a fan during our Holiday Cookbook Contest a few years back, mixes in crushed pineapple for a refreshing, tropical twist!
Apple Butter Bread Pudding – This seasonal dessert made with raisins, walnuts, and apple butter is a simple yet delicious idea for your next holiday potluck party!
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