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Bread Pudding with Hot Butter Rum Sauce Recipe

Bread Pudding With Hot Butter Rum Sauce

Bread Pudding with Hot Butter Rum Sauce is a warm, comforting dessert made with simple ingredients like bread, milk, eggs, and spices. The buttery rum sauce elevates it to a whole new level.

Hello, friend! Get ready to warm your soul and satisfy your sweet tooth with this classic Bread Pudding with Hot Butter Rum Sauce recipe.

This bread pudding is a custardy bread soaked in a rich, creamy mixture, all topped with a lusciously warm butter rum sauce. 

Whether you’re craving a cozy treat on a cold night or looking for a show-stopping dessert to impress your guests, this recipe has got you covered.

So, let’s gather our ingredients and bake up some deliciousness!

Utensils You Need:

Gather these tools to create this delightful dessert:

  1. 9×13 inch baking dish
  2. Large bowl
  3. Whisk or fork
  4. Small saucepan

The Recipe

Bread Pudding With Hot Butter Rum Sauce

Bread Pudding with Hot Butter Rum Sauce

This bread pudding is made with stale bread, milk, eggs, sugar, and spices, and it’s topped with a warm butter rum sauce.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 350 kcal


For the bread pudding:

  • 6 cups cubed stale bread
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

For the hot butter rum sauce:

  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons rum (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
  • In a large bowl, combine the cubed bread and milk. Let soak for 10 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Add the egg mixture to the bread mixture and stir until combined.
  • Pour the bread pudding mixture into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the custard is set.
  • While the bread pudding is baking, make the hot butter rum sauce.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add brown sugar and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the rum (if using) and nutmeg.
  • Serve the warm bread pudding with the hot butter rum sauce drizzled on top.


  1. You can use any type of bread for this recipe, but a sturdy bread like French or Italian works best.
  2. Feel free to add raisins, cranberries, or other dried fruit to the bread pudding.
  3. If you don’t have rum, you can omit it or substitute with brandy or bourbon.
  4. Leftover bread pudding can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Keyword bread pudding, butter rum sauce, comforting, Dessert, easy, recipe, warm

Alternative Ingredients:

If you do not have the ingredients I listed above, do not worry. You can swap them out for the alternatives below:

Stale breadChallah bread, brioche, or croissants
Heavy creamHalf-and-half or milk
RumBrandy or bourbon
Brown sugarWhite sugar

What to Serve with Bread Pudding with Hot Butter Rum Sauce:

You can pair this delicious Bread Pudding with the following:

  • A scoop of vanilla ice cream for extra indulgence.
  • A dollop of whipped cream for a light and airy touch.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I make this bread pudding ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the bread pudding and refrigerate it overnight. Bake it the next day according to the recipe instructions.

Can I freeze bread pudding?

Yes, you can freeze leftover bread pudding for up to 2 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and reheat it in the oven or microwave.

Can I make this recipe without alcohol?

Yes, you can omit the rum from the sauce and it will still be delicious.

Can I use a different type of milk?

Yes, you can use whole milk, skim milk, or any type of plant-based milk.

Can I use a different type of sweetener?

Yes, you can use honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar instead of sugar.

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