Chocolate Bread Pudding Casserole


We like to serve this rich bread pudding with chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Bread Pudding Casserole
Photo: Andy Lyons
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins


  • 5 eggs

  • 2 cup whipping cream

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 8 1-inch slices firm white bread (about 10 ounces) (crusts left on)

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 4 ounce semisweet and/or milk chocolate, chopped (1 cup)

  • Ganache


  1. Butter a 2-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, cream, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Generously spread one side of each slice of bread with the 3/4 cup butter. Cut the slices in half diagonally and arrange the bread in the bottom of the prepared baking dish, overlapping the slices. Sprinkle the chocolate over the bread, tucking some between the bread slices. Pour the custard over the bread; cover with foil and let it soak in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place the baking dish in a large roasting pan. Add enough hot water to come halfway up the sides of the dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until the pudding is set and the top is golden (there will be a layer of melted butter over the pudding). Carefully remove the baking dish from the water bath and let cool slightly on a wire rack (the butter will soak back into the bread as it cools). Serve pudding warm with Ganache spooned over the top.


In a medium saucepan bring 1 cup whipping cream just to boiling over medium heat. Remove from heat. Add 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (do not stir). Let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cool for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

786 Calories
61g Fat
61g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 786
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 61g 78%
Saturated Fat 37g 185%
Cholesterol 238mg 79%
Sodium 249mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 8g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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