Linda White Recipe

New Orleans Bread Pudding

By Linda White DearSweetLinda

Recipe Rating:
12 to 15
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Linda's Story

Several years ago, my husband and I invited some musician friends over for dinner and I wanted to really wow them with every course. They loved the maple glazed salmon and ohh'd and ahh'd over the fresh asparagus bundles. But when I served the warm New Orleans Bread Pudding, they actually gave me a standing ovation! This was the first time I had even tasted bread pudding so I took their word for it that it was good. Now, I'm always asked to bring this dish to every potluck dinner! It's easy and will probably wow your guests too!


loaves of french bread
15 oz
1/2 gal
1/2 lb
1/2 lb
melted butter
3 oz
pure vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut French bread into cubes. Pour milk on French bread. Let milk soak into bread. Add the remaining ingredients to French bread mixture. Mix with hand until blended evenly. Pour mixture into ungreased pan.
Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Following directions below, add topping to bread pudding.
- 3 oz Brandy
- 1 lb butter
- 8 oz sugar
- 2 oz vanilla extract

Let butter sit at room temperature until very soft.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend with mixer until smooth.
Pour over bread pudding and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Nov 30, 2011
What size pan do you use in this recipe?
Colleen Simmons 1Munchkin
Nov 30, 2011
Linda - this sounds great....I just don't do raisins...would it totally ruin things to leave them out? Thanks alot.
Linda White DearSweetLinda
Sep 3, 2010
Lorraine, I'm so glad that this recipe is one you have been looking for. I lost a few of my Grandmother's and have been nagging family members for years to search their recipe boxes. Hope you enjoy the New Orleans Bread Pudding and that it brings back many happy memories of your Mother and the times you shared with her in her kitchen. Blessings! Linda
lorraine palmer low
Sep 1, 2010
this sounds like the receipe i've been looking for for years. my mother made this all the time when i was a little girl. she passed away 33 yrs ago and never could find the receipe in any of her cookbooks. can't wait to try this. thank you!
JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Aug 23, 2010
Mine is similar too I put apricots or peaches in mine and we eat it with steamed heavy cream on it....Bread pudding is family favorite...