Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding with Glazed Pears

Bread pudding has been a tradition in families for generations. Enjoy our Dulce De Leche version for a unique pear variation on the timeless classic.

Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding with Glazed Pears
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
40 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Cool Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 7 cup country French or ciabatta bread cubes (10 ounces)

  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 cup milk

  • 1 cup dulce de leche or butterscotch- or caramel-flavor ice cream topping

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 recipe Browned-Butter Glazed Pears

Browned-Butter Glazed Pears

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup dulce de leche or butterscotch- or caramel-flavor ice cream topping

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 cup peeled and sliced pears


  1. Generously butter eight 8- to 10-ounce ramekins or custard cups. Divide bread cubes among prepared dishes.

  2. In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, dulce de leche, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat with a wire whisk or an electric mixer on low speed until smooth.

  3. Pour egg mixture over bread in dishes; press lightly with the back of a spoon to moisten bread. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place dishes in a large roasting pan. Place roasting pan on oven rack. Pour boiling water into roasting pan to reach halfway up sides of dishes. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in centers comes out clean.

  5. Remove dishes from water. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread pudding from dishes. Serve warm with Browned-Butter Glazed Pears.

Browned-Butter Glazed Pears

  1. In a large skillet heat butter over medium-low heat until melted. Continue heating until butter turns a light golden brown. Stir in brown sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir in dulce de leche and vanilla. Stir in pears. Cook over low heat about 5 minutes or until pears are tender, stirring occasionally. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

531 Calories
15g Fat
85g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 531
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 85g 31%
Total Sugars 62g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 262.5mg 20%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 301mg 6%
Folate, total 76.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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