Pretzel Caramel Bread Pudding

Last month’s Foodie Extravaganza celebrated pretzels and caramel. I used the leftovers to try my very first bread pudding.

I’d never made bread pudding or eaten bread pudding before. Something about it made me shy away. I’m not a fan of scrambled eggs and don’t like it when there’s too much custard on my french toast. Stuart was requesting a bread pudding so with the pretzel rolls we couldn’t finish in time I finally gave in.

And it was good! Especially with some fresh green apple to combat the sweetness. Bread pudding seemed essentially to be a baked french toast and with the caramel it reminded me of a flan.

Pretzel Caramel Bread Pudding


  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 C milk
  • 2 1/4 C heavy cream
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 – 1 lb stale soft pretzels or bread, cubed
  • 6 tbsp caramel sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk eggs with brown sugar, milk, cream, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Toss pretzel cubes in custard. Pour into a 9×13″ caserole dish. Top with caramel.
  4. Bake covered for 20-30 minutes until custard is set.

*This recipe is modified from Riley at *

Bread Pudding

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