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Pecan Pie Bread Pudding is actually Pecan Pie without the crust. Instead, the filling is poured over delicious bread pudding and baked to perfection!

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It’s Pecan Pie infused heaven!! I’ve been on a Pecan Pie theme lately. When I started this, I intended to make a Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding, but after I got everything out I started thinking about trying to make it taste like Pecan Pie instead.
Great decision! It was delish.

Made this tonight for company. Everyone loved it! Recipe requested…said it was the best bread pudding he ever had. And, my husband loves bread pudding…and he loved this. So easy to make and so yummy! Thank you for sharing!

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

If you love pecan pie, you’ll go nuts for these Pecan Pie Muffins.

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is one of my most favorite desserts to make. It’s a very simple and economical dessert to make. All bread puddings have basically the same format: dried bread and a custard sauce made from milk, eggs, and sugar. To this, you can add any additional ingredients to make the bread pudding your own. For Pecan Pie Bread Pudding, I added butter, brown sugar and pecans to give it the pecan pie element.

The butter, brown sugar and pecans on top of my bread pudding are almost like a streusel. The cook together creating a ‘crunch’ and a caramel sauce.

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding is crispy and crunchy on the outside. It’s creamy and smooth on the inside making for one beautiful dessert. The dessert dreams are made of… just me?

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

This is mind blowing! Made it at Thanksgiving and it was a hit! Making it again for a work function. Best bread pudding ever!!



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  • day-old French bread
  • milk
  • half & half, you can substitute whole milk or heavy cream
  • large eggs lightly beaten
  • granulated sugar
  • vanilla
  • salt
  • butter, softened
  • brown sugar, light or dark, I used light
  • pecans chopped
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cutting cubes of bread for pecan pie bread pudding recipe.
bread cubes in pan. A tray of croutons on a counter.
Pecan ice cream served in a red bowl, reminiscent of pecan pie.
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A bowl of croutons next to a bowl of pecan pie bread pudding.
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With a fork, mix the butter, brown sugar, and pecans until crumbly and like wet sand
A pan of Pecan Pie Bread Pudding sitting on top of foil.
I lined a roasting pan with aluminum foil for easy clean up in case it bubbled over

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

  1. The thing about bread pudding is its a very economical dessert to make.
  2. It’s a great way to use leftover bread or if you don’t have old bread, purchase it off the sale rack at the grocery store at a reduced price.
  3. You can make a lot as easy as you can make a little and it’s always a crowd-pleaser.
Pecan Pie Bread Pudding from combining 2 classics this bread pudding dessert has a rich pecan pie topping.
this is an 8×8 inch pan

Combining two classics into one dessert. Gooey pecan pie combined with bread pudding makes this dessert recipe amazing.

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This recipe was simple and delicious! This is the first time I ever made bread pudding. My husband really enjoyed it, so I will be making this again. Thank you!


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Pecan Pie Bread Pudding from combining 2 classics this bread pudding dessert has a rich pecan pie topping.

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

Combining two classics into one dessert. Gooey pecan pie combined with bread pudding makes this dessert recipe amazing.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
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  • 16 -ounce loaf of day-old French bread
  • 2 and ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup half & half see notes You can substitute whole milk or heavy cream
  • 4 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 and ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecan chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cube bread then place in a large bowl.
  • In another bowl, beat eggs, milk, half & half, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Pour over the bread and allow to sit 5 to 10 minutes
  • In another small bowl, combine with a fork, softened butter, brown sugar, and pecans. This mixture will have the consistency of wet sand.
  • Pour half of the bread mixture into a greased 8×8 inch pan. (Yes, 8×8-inch pan.)
  • Top with half of the pecan mixture.
  • Spoon remaining bread mixture over and top with remaining pecan mixture. Press down into pan slightly. Pan will be really full.
  • Top with remaining pecan mixture.
  • Place pan on a cookie sheet with a 1-inch edge to catch any mixture that may boil over.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F 45 to 55 minutes.
  • The center will be slightly jiggly but will set when cool.
  • Allow to cool 20 to 30 minutes before serving so that the slices will hold together.
  • It is a thick bread pudding and I cut into 16 equal servings. Obviously, you can cut larger slices.



Half & Half is a mixture of heavy cream and whole milk. If Half & Half is not available in your area, you can substitute either whole milk or heavy cream. (Heavy cream may also be called Heavy Whipping Cream or Whipping Cream.)
Original recipe by Paula Jones for all rights reserved.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Omg! Made this for a church function look good and read all the great comments people posted and gave it 5 stars so I said what the heck. Didn’t sample it before taking but I figured what do I have to loose. I had 6 people come up to me and said it was delicious and one requested I make for them. Now I need to make for myself and serve warm maybe with ice cream. So this is a keeper and found easy to make and instructions right on thx.

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my heavens… this is the most delicious bread pudding I’ve ever eaten! It was easy to make and I added things I like such as a touch of cinnamon, nutmeg and white chocolate chips!!! Made perfect even better!! Thank you!!

  3. 5 stars
    That was truly delicious. I changed the about of white sugar( to 1/4 cup), and added 1Tbsp of bourbon and 2oz of dark chocolate. Thought it might be too sweet for me with the one cup of sugar. It was fabulous. Best recipe on Pinterest!

  4. 5 stars
    I am planning on making this for a Christmas dessert. Could I make this the night before and put it in the fridge and then cook it the next day? Or does in need to be cooked on the same day?

  5. 5 stars
    Best recipe!! Made it pre Thanksgiving to make sure it would be good. I made a toffee sauce to go over if anyone wants it!!! Delicious
    Thank you for Sharing

  6. Would you reccomend butter milk in place of whole/half and half? I want it to be more on the savory side for the actual bread pudding part, because I like to make the topping a little heavier. Thank you in advance!

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