Calling all sweet tooths! Today we’re going to dive into making a delicious, classic dish — Paula Deen’s Custard Bread Pudding recipe! This classic dessert dates back centuries and has been cherished in various cultures around the world, from Britain to the USA.

What makes this recipe so delectable? The answer lies in its simplicity and balance of flavors. The soft and sweet custard is complemented by the crunchy, caramelized edges of the bread. Every bite is sure to bring utter joy and satisfaction.


– 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
– 8 cups cubed brioche, French or Italian bread
– 6 large eggs
– 4 cups whole milk
– 1 ½ cups heavy cream
– 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla
– 1 ¾ cups packed light or dark brown sugar
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with the butter.

2. Place the bread cubes in the greased baking dish and set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, and vanilla.

4. In a separate bowl, stir together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

5. Pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes and stir gently until combined.

6. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the top and toss lightly to distribute.

7. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until the pudding is puffed up and golden brown.

8. Serve the pudding warm, with a drizzle of heavy cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

This custard bread pudding recipe is sure to become a family favorite! You can even experiment with the flavors, adding raisins or other dried fruits and nuts, or even offering a few decadent toppings like coconut flakes or chocolate chips. However you decide to enjoy it, there’s no doubt that it will be an unforgettable treat.