Famous Dave’s Bread Pudding

There’s something about the smells and tastes of a creamy, sugary and savory bread pudding that will have you licking your lips with delight. A classic comfort food steeped in tradition, Famous Dave’s Bread Pudding is a recipe designed to tantalize the taste buds and warm the soul. Richly flavored with almond, vanilla and cinnamon, and placed on a bed of sweet caramel and coconut, this delectable treat is sure to tantalize the taste buds of all who try it.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 4 cups dry cubed French bread
  • 1/2 cups melted butter
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine cream, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, eggs, and almond extract in a blender and pulse until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the raisins, bread cubes, and butter until the cubes are evenly coated.
  4. Spread half of the bread cube mixture into a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
  5. Pour the cream mixture over the bread cubes.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining bread cubes evenly over the top.
  7. Mix together coconut, brown sugar, and cinnamon for the topping. Spread evenly over top.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Famous Dave’s Bread Pudding is a classic comfort food with a twist. It takes all of the flavors you love about a traditional bread pudding recipe and mixes in some culturally influenced ingredients like raisins, almond extract and coconut. Not only does this give the dish a richer flavor, but the combination of different textures from the crusty toasted coconut and the soft, creamy pudding makes it a must-try recipe. Additionally, the sweet caramel topping and plump, roasted raisins will have your family and friends coming back for more.

This recipe also draws inspiration from many different culinary traditions. As far back as Ancient Rome, bread pudding recipes have been generated and passed down through the ages. Even today, different cultures around the globe are reinventing the classic dish, with everything from South Asian spices to savory herbs.

No matter who you serve it to, Famous Dave’s Bread Pudding is sure to satisfy. So if you’re in the mood for something comforting and soulful, give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!