Almond Bread Pudding

This year, my apartment building decided not to do trick-or-treating amongst the residents. This means I don’t have the “unfortunate” situation of having leftover candy just sitting around taunting me with sugary sweet goodness. However, after making Dorie Greenspan’s “pumpkin stuffed with everything good” last week, I had approximately half a French baguette leftover that started to go stale. In order to get my sweet fix, I put this stale bread to good use by making almond bread pudding.

I really just eyeballed the ingredients here. I heated up a cup of heavy cream with one cup of sugar. I slowly added three egg yolks (one at a time) while constantly whisking so the mixture wouldn’t curdle and make sweet scrambled eggs. Then I added vanilla and almond extract and poured the whole mixture over the cubed stale bread. I let that sit in a buttered bread loaf pan for about 20 minutes, sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top, and then added chopped almonds. I let the whole thing bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

50 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ronda
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 20:17:15

    Mmmmm….bread pudding!!!

  2. Yuri
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 20:25:01

    That looks so good πŸ™‚

  3. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 20:56:33

    Your Southern roots are showing. Looks wonderful.

  4. Melanie @ Melanie Cooks
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 21:33:10

    Almonds, cinnamon sugar and bread! Sounds super yummy!

  5. The Little Foodie
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 21:41:20

    I love Dorie’s Stuffed Pumpkin recipe. It’s awesome. I think I’m going to use an acorn squash this year.

    This bread pudding looks so good too. What’s not to love about bread soaked in cream??? Yummy.

  6. thekalechronicles
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 21:49:30

    Imagine putting heavy cream in bread pudding! How luxurious. We usually make it with leftover bread, leftover milk (1%), whole eggs. We do use butter so it doesn’t stick to the pan or bowl, but it’s poor peoples’ food around here.

  7. JamieAnne
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 22:14:29

    This looks amazing! I love bread pudding!

  8. saffronandhoney
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 23:15:57

    Looks gooey good!

  9. Three-Cookies
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 04:48:05

    Looks and sounds awesome. Those leftover candy can be annoying:)

  10. Cakelaw
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 06:03:50

    I love bread pudding. You are so much less wasteful than me – I have leftovers, stash them in the fridge, then forget about them until they are beyond redemption.

  11. thu
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 06:06:48

    This pudding looks amazing. Seriously – looks like it should be in an ad or something. You are amazing. If I were to eyeball anything it would come out a mess πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing.

  12. Von
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 06:10:06

    haha….why didn’t they do the trick-or-treating? usually, we have a stash of lollies ready for trick or treating kids, but no one knocked on our door this year so we’re left with the stash to eat ourselves πŸ˜‰ Shame I don’t like eating lollies…..I like your bread pudding though! It looks like an amazing treat!

    • yummychunklet
      Nov 02, 2011 @ 08:01:40

      Haha! Past years my building has had sign-ups for the kids to know which doors would be giving out candy, but I think most of the kids now do trick-or-treating activities with their school. I’ll take the lollies!

  13. Louanne
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 06:13:01

    I love bread pudding, but haven’t made it since I’ve gone gluten-free. Your creation, however, has me thinking that I need to take the plunge – looks delicious!

  14. mary
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 09:37:04

    Thanks so much for being creative and using almonds!! Perfect and delicious
    Mary x

  15. cooking varieties
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 10:08:09

    hi yummy chunklet, how are you doing..i always like coming here and read your recipes.. bread pudding is one of my favorite dessert.. i can try this recipe for a change, they look delicious

  16. forgottenbeast
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 10:08:58

    Mmm, I love almonds in desserts! I made bread pudding once and wasn’t a fan, but this makes me want to try again…

  17. Mother's Secret Home Recipes
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 10:10:07

    bread pudding,… all time favorite and this one looks great

  18. spicegirlfla
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 10:38:29

    Oh YUM! How warm and delicious is that!!

  19. Sue/the view from great island
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 11:55:06

    I’m rarely drawn to bread pudding recipes, but this one really looks wonderful to me. The crunchy almond topping and the almond flavored cream soaked bread looks soooooo good.

  20. Kristin & Megan (@BonBonRoseGirls)
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 12:24:43

    Mmmmmmmmm, I love any version of bread pudding!

  21. kitchenbelleicious
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 12:52:11

    Bread pudding with hints of almond sprinkled throughout is what I call a fantastic end to a great meal. The perfect dessert =. I love this version

  22. erica
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 15:01:29

    I actually just made some pumpkin bread pudding with almonds. Now I am wishing it was just almond yum! xo

  23. TrafficDiva
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 15:52:48

    It’s FREEEEZING here in the traffic studio and that looks like the perfect “afternoon” “drive” pick-me-up/warm-me-up “treat”. Ahem. Wink. Hint.

    AHEM!!!!!!! πŸ˜‰

  24. JasmyneTea
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 16:08:23

    I love that you just made this from the top of your head, and adding almonds is an inspired idea!

  25. Inger Wilkerson
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 20:14:44

    I still remember the first bread pudding I ever tried. It sounded so bad, I was flabbergasted at how good it tasted! I guess I will need to try making it some time!

  26. Miriam Barton
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 20:42:11

    Your bread pudding looks lovely :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  27. kitchen flavours
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 20:48:50

    Your bread pudding sounds delicious! Love the addition of almonds!

  28. rebecca
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 22:03:11

    awesome way to use left over bread yum

  29. Vianney Rodriguez (@sweetlifebake)
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 23:46:30

    great way to use leftovers and man..leftover candy is always the plus of halloween..I have a TON!!, lol

  30. Elaine
    Nov 02, 2011 @ 23:47:56

    I love bread pudding – it’s such a comforting dessert. Sorry, you didn’t have leftover candy to look forward to eating, but I am sure this satisfied your sweet tooth!

  31. peachkins
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 01:33:56

    This looks delicious, I don’t know why my husband doesn’t like bread pudding!

  32. Liz
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 06:11:40

    Love this!!! My hubby doesn’t really like bread pudding, so I rarely make it…but need an excuse now as I have a huge craving!

  33. InCucinaDaME
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 07:59:52

    so yummy (pardon the pun)

  34. Lisa @smartfoodandfit
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 08:00:42

    Perfect for cold mornings! I love comfort foods….warm and delicious!

  35. C
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 09:32:16

    You turned plain old bread into something special.

  36. Holly @ Life as a Lofthouse
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 12:23:08

    I am a HUGE almond fan. This sounds wonderful!!

  37. Beth
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 12:28:21

    I’m not normally a fan of bread pudding, but yours looks really great. All that almond flavor would be amazing!

  38. April @ The 21st Century Housewife
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 13:10:38

    I love the addition of the almonds here – bread pudding is such a treat!

  39. Malli
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 15:06:00

    Mmmm….bread pudding makes me think about comfort food and drifting off into a deep sleep afterwards!! & Yours looks so scrumptious studded with almonds:)

  40. Ameena
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 15:46:41

    How does one “eyeball” such a fabulous dessert? We both know that if I did that the result would be…disgusting. πŸ™‚

  41. Kelly
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 16:01:05

    What a delicious combination of flavours and textures. De.Lish.

  42. foodfashionandflow
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 17:15:49

    This looks good! What a great change of pace from the usual bread pudding. I love the addition of the almonds.

  43. Simply Life
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 19:39:55

    wow! this is the best use of leftovers Ive ever seen!

  44. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 23:53:42

    Whoa, does this look delicious to me! Pretty too. πŸ™‚

  45. eatinglikeahorse
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 05:18:08

    I love bread pudding and the addition of almonds sounds great, looks delicious too!
    And I feel your pain about the leftover Halloween sweets, hard life πŸ™‚

  46. sangeetakhanna
    Nov 06, 2011 @ 01:05:11

    This is one of the scrummiest bread pudding i have seen πŸ™‚
    You have a lovely blog , i loved your stuffed pumpkin recipes too.

  47. sally
    Nov 06, 2011 @ 11:55:26

    Looks like a great way to use up old bread! I’ll keep it in mind for the next time I have some leftover baguette.

  48. Betty
    Nov 06, 2011 @ 20:29:11

    Bread pudding reminds me of home- my mom makes bread pudding when she has bread that needs to be used. This is a comfort food for me, and yours looks perfect! πŸ™‚

  49. Mama Lisa
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 20:19:50

    This looks great! My girls will eat anything with nuts in it. (Too bad about not having any left-over Halloween candy. We haven’t had kids come to our house to trick-or-treat in over five years, but I still manage to have candy afterwards – especially my favorites.) Thank you for the recipe.

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