The BEST Salted Caramel Bread Pudding

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Discover the joy of a delightful bread pudding – specifically, our newfound favorite, the salted caramel bread pudding! This recipe is a holiday dream – warm, indulgent, and oh-so-perfect. We’ve amped up the flavor using rich @DanishCreamery butter, making it extra delicious!

The BEST Salted Caramel Bread Pudding

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert


  • 1 loaf challah bread
  • 4 cups half-and-half
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp Danish Creamery unsalted butter melted

Salted Caramel:

  • 8 tbsp Danish Creamery unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • Maldon salt flakes for garnish


  • Start by making the salted caramel. In a saucepan, melt Danish Creamery unsalted butter, light brown sugar, sea salt, and heavy cream. Bring it to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together half-and-half, eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar, melted unsalted butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Slice the challah bread into 1/2 inch pieces. Arrange them in a 12-inch round baking dish, ensuring a slight overlap. Pour the custard over the bread. Drizzle half of the caramel sauce and save the rest for later. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove the cover and bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Heat the reserved caramel sauce and pour it over the bread pudding. Garnish with sea salt flakes.
  • Serve as is or with a scoop of ice cream! Whipped cream is a delightful addition too! Enjoy the comforting goodness of this salted caramel bread pudding – a perfect treat for the holidays!

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