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sliced bread pudding with vanilla rum sauce on top and berries beside it

Bread Pudding with Vanilla Rum Sauce

This is simply the best bread pudding you've ever had! Loaded with chopped pecans and golden raisins and topped with a vanilla rum sauce.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Bread pudding
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 14
Calories 537kcal
Author Dina from SimplyHomeCooked.com


  • Ingredients for the bread pudding:
  • 1 loaf brioche bread 24 oz
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Ingredients for the rum sauce:
  • 3 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp rum


  • Cut the brioche bread into cubes and set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine 4 eggs and 3/4 cup sugar.
  • Heat 4 cups of heavy cream in a saucepan just until it comes to a slight simmer (not a boil). The slowly put the hot cream into the egg and sugar mixture making sure to stir constantly.
  • Add the cinnamon and vanilla and stir lightly just to incorporate.
  • In a large bowl add the cubed bread, golden raisins, and chopped pecans. Then pour the warm cream and sugar mixture into the bowl. Gently stir with a spatula.
  • Butter a 9×13 inch baking pan and pour the bread pudding into it. Bake at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile combine the cornstarch and 1/2 cup sugar and set aside.
  • Melt 3 tbsp of butter in a small saucepan, then add 2 cups of heavy cream, and the sugar and cornstarch mixture. Stir or low heat until it begins to thicken.
  • Remove from heat and add the 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tbsp rum.
  • Once the bread pudding is baked, pour the sauce over the top.



Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1650IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 0.6mg