Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding

This Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding is a hero for using up leftover bread AND hot buttered rum batter!

Yes, you read that right! Get ready to fall in love with your new favorite dessert.

I am a total sucker for any recipe which helps me use up leftover bread.

This is a new phenomenon in my life, because up until a few months ago I had a weird phobia of soggy bread. Even now, the idea of eating a sub sandwich leftover from yesterday makes me want to hurl.

[Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding] Yes, you read that right! Get ready to fall in love with your new favorite dessert.

It all changed when I discovered Panzanella. You would think that a “bread salad” would be soggy and gross, but believe it or not the bread is toasted first so it stays nice and crisp.

I don’t know why I didn’t realize that I had been eating bread in salads for years in the form of croutons. Sometimes I’m amazed that I can even function in society.

My love of bread salad has only grown since I started making my Easy Greek Panzanella and this Caprese Panzanella.

[Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding] Yes, you read that right! Get ready to fall in love with your new favorite dessert.

Then, I discovered the joy of using leftover bread to create overnight-breakfast-masterpieces. I’ll never get sick of this Easy Cheesy Italian Strata, and I’m currently working on a top-secret overnight French toast recipe to share with you just in time for the holidays!

Now, let’s talk about the REAL star of the leftover-bread show: Bread Pudding. I love making this easy Costa Rican Bread Pudding (Capirotada), but for a more traditional dessert you can’t beat this Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding.

[Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding] Yes, you read that right! Get ready to fall in love with your new favorite dessert.

I don’t know about you, but I always end up with quite a bit of leftover Hot Buttered Rum Batter this time of year. I try to pawn it off on my friends, but even after giving most of it away I find myself with at least an extra mason jar in the freezer.

To make this bread pudding, simply melt some batter in a saucepan along with some milk (and a little bit of rum for good measure), then temper in some eggs. Pour the liquid over a big bowl of bread and let it rest for a half hour while you work on the rest of that rum bottle.

Bake it for about 45 minutes then serve that baby warm with a pot of steaming coffee. Ohhhh yeahhhh (<– I guess I’m channeling the KoolAid guy this morning).

[Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding] Yes, you read that right! Get ready to fall in love with your new favorite dessert.

Alright, ready to get started on this deliciousness?

Here’s the Recipe:

Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding

Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

This Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding is a hero for using up leftover bread AND hot buttered rum batter!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hot buttered rum batter
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup spiced rum
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 (1 pound) loaf of stale French or Italian bread

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the hot buttered rum batter, milk, and rum over medium heat. Simmer, stirring constantly, until the batter is dissolved and the mixture is warmed through, about 5 minutes.
  2. Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and beat well. Working very slowly, temper the eggs by drizzling 1/4 cup of the warm milk mixture into the egg bowl, whisking as you pour. Repeat this process until all of the milk mixture is combined with the eggs.
  3. Cut the bread into bite-sized cubes and add to the large mixing bowl. Use a wooden spoon to toss the bread cubes, coating them evenly in the egg mixture. Let rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Transfer the soaked bread cubes to a buttered 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake 45-50 minutes or until set.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 222Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 136mgSodium 126mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 7g

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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October 31, 2014 | Last Updated on October 16, 2020 by Linda

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  1. Gorgeous photos, Anetta. I am new to your site and I am already loving it! I can’t wait to look at all your recipes.

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