Peach Bread Pudding (with caramel sauce)

Peach Bread Pudding (with caramel sauce)

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Peach Bread Pudding is a family favorite; warm and gooey, with chunks of juicy peaches, smothered in Salted Caramel Sauce. If this sounds like a recipe that you would enjoy, you’re in luck. Today, I’m sharing my favorite recipe with YOU!

peach bread pudding in a bowl
Peach Bread Pudding, topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce

Recently, my husband, daughter, and I were sitting in the living room watching TV. Suddenly, my husband turned to my daughter, Nena, and asked: “where can we go to get some really good Peach Bread Pudding?” Nena didn’t have an answer for him. After all, bread pudding isn’t something you see on many menus.

Scott didn’t fool me, I knew exactly what he was hinting at. And since my friend, Diane, had recently dropped off a few bags of home-grown frozen peaches, I knew what had to be done.

My Peach Bread Pudding Recipe

This Peach Bread Pudding recipe is literally fool-proof. It’s a matter of adding bread chunks and chopped peaches inside a baking dish and covering them with a custard mix before baking. So if you’re looking for an easy recipe that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser, this is it!

I usually make this Peach Bread Pudding on the fly. This means I use whatever ingredients I have at home. This includes fresh, frozen, or canned peaches. But if you have all three options, go for fresh every time!

The most common bread pudding ingredients include the following:

  • stale bread
  • peaches
  • milk
  • eggs
  • butter
  • sugar
  • spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger)
  • vanilla extract

Other Bread Pudding Ingredients:

  • croissants or Challah bread
  • condensed milk, half and half, or coconut milk
  • coconut oil instead of butter
  • raisins
  • brandy or rum
  • nuts (walnuts and pecans)

Peach Bread Pudding Toppings

Bread pudding begs to be smothered in sauce. And if not sauce, then at least ice cream. But adding both his highly encouraged! Both add moisture and creaminess, especially if you accidentally overcook the bread pudding.

Three Topping Options:

Caramel Sauce— Bread pudding and caramel sauce go together like peanut butter and jelly. Yes, bread pudding is already delicious, but it’s a hundred times better drenched in caramel sauce. And no, not the kind that comes in a squeeze bottle. Don’t even think about it. I’m talking about homemade, creamy, dreamy, and silky-smooth caramel sauce.

caramel sauce in a jar
Homemade caramel sauce

Bourbon Sauce—Not a fan of caramel sauce? I find that hard to wrap my mind around. However, if this is you, try this Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce instead.

Ice Cream—Another great topping option is ice cream. French Vanilla ice cream is my family’s favorite. Adding a scoop or two to the warm bread pudding results in a creamy, gooey sauce that’s irresistable.

Other recipes you may enjoy: Middle Eastern Baklava, Easy Mug Cake, Homemade Ice Cream, and Chokecherry Syrup.

5 from 2 votes
peach bread pudding in a bowl
Peach Bread Pudding
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

A super easy Peach Bread Pudding recipe that tastes amazing on its own, or with ice cream and caramel sauce.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, sweets
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 426 kcal
Author: Hilda Sterner
  • 5 T. unsalted butter (melted)
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen peaches (chopped)
  • 7 croissants (or 7 cups) (torn into pieces)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 13.5 oz canned coconut milk
  • 1 14 oz can condensed milk
  • cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. cardamom
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350-Degrees F.

  2. Spray a 9" x 13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

  3. Tear the croissants into bite-sized chunks and add to the baking dish.

  4. Nestle chopped peaches inbetween the torn bread.

  5. Mix the remaining ingredients until incorporated.

  6. Pour the custard mix over the pan, making sure to immerse the croissant chunks in the liquid.

  7. Place filled baking dish onto a cookie sheet. Bake for an hour, or until set.

Recipe Notes

The nutrition info is for the peach bread pudding without toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Peach Bread Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 426 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 37g74%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

1 thought on “Peach Bread Pudding (with caramel sauce)”

  • 5 stars
    Scott is a lucky man to be able to wish for a yummy dessert and have it appear right before his eyes from his inventive, amazing wife!
    This sounds delicious!

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