Dee's Delicious Pina Colada Bread Pudding

Dee Stillwell


I grew up eating bread pudding that I never liked. It always had way too much bread and never enough custard in my opinion. My parents way of not wasting stale bread. YUK! This recipe doesn't use stale bread, but rather stale criossants. It is a nice custardy bread pudding with pineapple, coconut, & rum.
** This is a variation of my apple bread pudding recipe I have already posted here. It came from an idea I had when chatting in the comments to that recipe. Enjoy!

★★★★★ 3 votes
15 Min
55 Min


5 c
or 2 -3 lg criossants or soft dinner rolls(set out to dry overnite)
1/4 c
dark rum
1 - 13oz can(s)
cream of coconut
1 - 1/2 c
1/2 & 1/2 or 1 - 13 oz can evaporated milk
5 large
eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
3/4 c
1/4 tsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
coconut extract or emulsion
1 - 20 oz can(s)
crushed pineapple, squeeze excess juice out till fairly dry and simmer juice to reduce by 1/2. reserve 2 tbl for rum sauce, add remainder to custard sauce.
1 c
toasted flaked coconut


3/4 c
5 tsp
1 dash(es)
2 c
1/2 & 1/2 or evaporated milk
2 Tbsp
reserved pineapple juice
2 large
egg yolks
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
coconut extract or emulsion
2 - 3 Tbsp
dark rum, to desired rum flavor


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray Pam in a 10 inch square baking pan or a pan that will fit into a bigger pan to make a water bath.
2Tear criossants into bottom of pan. In large bowl whisk together all ingredients except pineapple & coconut Place crushed pineapple & coconut evenly over criossants. Pour egg mixture over top. Let stand for at least 30 minutes. Place pan in larger pan on oven rack. Add hot water until it comes half way up the sides of the pudding pan. Bake for 60 minutes or until the custard tests done in the center. While pudding is baking, make the rum custard sauce.
3Rum Custard Sauce: Stir together sugar & cornstarch in medium saucepan. Whisk in 1/2 & 1/2 or evaporated milk, remaining reserved pineapple juice and egg yolks. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, coconut emulsion, & 2 Tbl rum.
4Serve bread pudding with the custard sauce, a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You will think you had died and gone to heaven! Yummy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings
Other Tag: Quick & Easy