What to do with leftover bread: bread pudding! This recipe for panettone bread pudding is always enjoyed by those who try it. It's nice and moist, soft, and creamy.
I love food, and I'm sure soft, gooey, and delicious Italian panettone bread pudding sounds exactly like how you want to end your holiday dinner. I know the holidays are about enjoying yourself and eating as much as possible, and this recipe does it perfectly.
Italian food is my weakness. However, you can quickly whip this up and let the oven do most of the work for you! The holiday is around the corner, and if you are anything like me, you have already started planning your menu. Bread pudding = comfort food. Hands down, it's one of my favorite desserts. It's easy to make, delicious, and can be made in advance.
Why This Recipe Works
The combination of flavors in this bread pudding recipe is outstanding! The nutmeg and vanilla bean are lovely additions to the recipe and take it over the top. You can use any bread, but the panettone is great because it has intense flavors that stand up well to the custard.
What is panettone bread?
The panettone bread pudding recipe is a traditional Italian dessert. It is made with panettone and custard and served warm. Panettone bread pudding is easy to make at home and is perfect for Christmas or New Year's Eve.
The panettone bread pudding recipe is one of my favorite Italian desserts. The sweet smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla makes me think about Christmas time and New Year's Eve. I love how this dessert looks like a big cake with crispy brown crust on top and soft inside.
Panettone is an Italian bread, very popular at Christmas. It has big holes and is usually studded with dried fruits, candied orange peel, and raisins. But leftovers can be made into a fantastic bread pudding.
- Leftover panettone bread: It can be made with any type of leftover panettone cake — including those found at supermarkets, bakeries, and even grocery stores! If you don't have leftovers on hand, try making this dish with another sweet bread with similar texture qualities like challah or brioche.
- heavy cream
- large eggs
- whole milk
Set your oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare your 9x13-inch baking dish by greasing it with butter or cooking spray. Next, chop ½ an Italian panettone into 1-inch cubes. And leave the panettone cubes out at room temperature on a baking sheet in a single layer to dry out for a day.
In a medium bowl, beat almond milk, eggs, egg yolks, sugar, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Pour the custard mixture over the bread cubes in the baking dish and sit for about 30 minutes to let the bread absorb and soften.
Bake bread pudding in a preheated oven until the top is golden brown, about 50 minutes. Remove from heat and let serve warm.
If you want to start this dessert ahead of time, simply make the custard mixture, and cover it with plastic wrap. The custard can be refrigerated for a day before baking. When you are ready to bake your pudding, remove the plastic wrap from the cold custard mixture and proceed with the recipe.
Why not add a little maple syrup to your panettone bread pudding? This is a great breakfast treat and breakfast in bed is always an amazing gift.
Cover the leftover bread pudding with plastic wrap and store it in an airtight for up to 5 days.
If you don't have any panettone on hand, you can use any leftover bread or cake instead. Just make sure it isn't too stale or dry. You can also add in other dried fruits such as apricots or cranberries if you prefer something more tart or fruity if you're not using panettone bread but I'm always a fan of using what you have on-hand.
I've also got you covered if you want a recipe for a one person serving or bread pudding for two.
This easy panettone bread pudding recipe is a delicious holiday treat that's made with a classic Italian sweet bread.
- ½ panettone, cubed (about 1.1 pounds)
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups of milk
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla or black walnut liqueur
- Set your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 4x6-inch baking dish with melted butter or cooking spray
- Chop ½ an Italian panettone into 1-inch cubes. And leave the panettone cubes out at room temperature on a sheet pan in an even layer so that they dry out for a day.
- In a medium bowl, beat almond milk, eggs, egg yolks, sugar, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
- Pour the creme Anglaise over bread cubes in the prepared baking dish and sit for about 30 minutes to let the bread absorb and soften.
- Bake bread pudding in a 350-degree oven until the top is golden brown, about 50 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let serve warm.
- Cover leftovers with aluminum foil
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g