Is bread pudding the original dessert meant to clean out the pantry? Probably! It came into fashion as a way to use up leftover bread, and you can really have fun with it by using what you have in your kitchen. This version is traditional and then some so you don’t need a lot of special ingredients to put the base together—in fact, the ingredient list might look a lot like your usual grocery list (bread, eggs, milk, sugar, butter…). When it all comes together, these simple ingredients become the most cozy, nostalgic dessert that the whole family will love. Feel free to mix in some of your favorite spices, herbs, dried fruits or even chunks of chocolate. If you’re not sure where to start experimenting, we have plenty of tasty bread pudding combinations on the site for you to try like this Mexican-inspired Tres Leches Bread Pudding
or Pumpkin Bread Pudding
that beats a pumpkin spice latte any day of the week. If you prefer a hands-off approach to your desserts, try our Slow-Cooker Bread Pudding
, which is so convenient around the holidays when oven real estate can be scarce.