Pear Bread Pudding

Pear Bread Pudding


"Bread pudding with a little more style. Pear brandy lends a special touch. The bread pudding is poached in a water bath to seal in moisture."
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55 m servings 680 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 680 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 30.8 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 86.5g
  • 28%
  • Protein:
  • 14 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 206 mg
  • 69%
  • Sodium:
  • 859 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Mix in the butter and 1 tablespoon of vanilla just until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, 1 cup white sugar, half-and-half, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, pear brandy and salt.
  4. Line the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish with a layer of bread. Top with a layer of pear. Pour about 1/4 of the custard over the layers followed by about 1/3 of the heavy cream. Sprinkle with some of the crumb topping. Repeat layers until you are out of ingredients, ending with the crumb topping on top. Press down on the layers as needed to help them absorb the liquid. Cover the pan with parchment paper then seal with aluminum foil. Place another baking pan on top or two dinner plates to keep it from puffing while it bakes.
  5. Place the pudding onto a larger pan or cookie sheet with sides. Pour boiling water into the bottom pan until it is half way full.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking for 25 minutes. Pudding is done when a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.


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  1. 13 Ratings

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The flavor and texture of this bread pudding are excellent. The only reason I did not give a full 5 stars is for the recipe itself- I think the cooking time is WAY off. This needed at least 50 m...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe was just a little bit bland for my tastes. Not sure if I'll make it again or not.

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The flavor and texture of this bread pudding are excellent. The only reason I did not give a full 5 stars is for the recipe itself- I think the cooking time is WAY off. This needed at least 50 m...

This was very good. I made it three days ago and still have left overs in the fridge and it still taste really good. I didn't do it exactly the way the recipe said but overall it still worked ou...

I tripled this for a dessert for 20 people, everyone enjoyed it. I used italian bread in place of artisian bread and added considerably moe milk. I also skipped the whole "bath" routine" and the...

This is incredibly amazing! Bread pudding is my all time favorite desert and it FAR surpasses any other bread pudding that I have tasted! I have never had the confidence to make it, but im so p...

Loved it! Made this for dinner with friends and nobody could get enough! Didn't do the weight thing; cooked it for nearly an hour though. Would definitely make it again!

Up front - I halved this recipe for six servings. Somehow I don't think the ingredient ratios faired well. The vanilla was too much and it needed more than 2 pears. I, too, could not find pear b...

Made this as written. I gave a five for the overall yummy taste! The time is off though. I needed 50 minutes at 350 after the initial 10 at 400. Not important enough though to take a star away ...

Loved it... Plenty of flavor, but added a little more with a Brandy Sauce... I stole a Whiskey Sauce and replaced the whiskey with Brandy... 1 1/2 cups white sugar 3/4 cup butter 3/4 cup corn sy...

Yummy, loads of flavor. Take longer then 30 minute to bake but so worth the wait.

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