Pear Caramelized Bread Pudding

Pear Caramelized Bread Pudding
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This bread pudding is so good you can serve it for even the most important dinner parties and be confident that your guests will all just love it.  I like to serve vanilla ice cream on top, but whipped cream is good, too!

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Pear Caramelized Bread Pudding

Servings20 servings


  • 1 2 lb loaf panettone bread cubed into 1 1/2 inch cubes
  • 6 pear D'Anjou, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cube butter
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 2 cups milk whole or 2%
  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • 12 egg


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Melt butter over medium heat in large sauté pan. Add sliced pears and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add brown sugar to pears, stirring to dissolve sugar and add raisins to sauté pan. Continue to cook pears until fork tender (5-7 minutes).
  • Place Panettone cubes in large bowl, set aside.
  • Mix milk, cream, sugar and eggs in a large double boiler (large stainless steel bowl over pot of boiling water). Over medium-high heat, mix milk-egg mixture with wire whip until hot and well combined, about 10 minutes, (mixture will be hot and thick like eggnog).
  • Add pear caramel mixture to hot cream mixture and continue to mix with wire whip leaving custard chunky. Pour pear custard over bread cubes. Let mixture sit in bowl for 10 minutes. Grease a large two-inch deep baking dish and pour pear, custard, and bread mixture into large baking dish (17x13 inch). Cover baking dish with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, uncover and bake until center is set and top is Golden brown (about ½ hour).


Serve warm with ice cream. Great cold, too!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Desserts
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Recipe provided by Sage Fruit


About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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