Nov 05

Butter Pecan Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Glaze by Creole Contessa

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Butter Pecan Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Glaze


Butter Pecan Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Glaze-Creole Contessa
I really don’t have words to describe my Butter Pecan Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Glaze and Chocolate Chips.
Try saying that quickly.
Let’s just say if a cinnamon roll, pecan praline and bread pudding had a baby, this would be it!
Yep, it’s that good, every single bite!

Butter Pecan Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Glaze-Creole Contessa
First, you must purchase high quality glazed doughnuts.
Secondly, leave the doughnuts out on the counter overnight to harden.
Yes, I know, I said high quality, but there’s a method to my doughnut madness.

One could just purchase day old doughnuts, but I never do that.I prefer to make sure my doughnuts are not weeks old so I do the hardening of the doughnuts myself.

Butter Pecan Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Glaze-Creole Contessa
Lastly, you need high quality pecans and milk chocolate chips and lots of heavy cream.
Don’t forget pure vanilla and real butter.
Did I mention when I was a kid we used leftover cinnamon rolls to make bread pudding.
Yep, that’s where I got this idea from.

My mother used to make super size cinnamon rolls and all the leftovers went to bread pudding.

Butter Pecan Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Glaze-Creole Contessa
I will admit, when I pulled the bread pudding out the oven, I topped it with even more chocolate chips and pecans.
Yep, we’re creating bread pudding memories folks.
This is the perfect holiday dessert and because it’s so rich, I mean super rich, I told my family I think we’ll wait until Christmas before we make this again.
Butter Pecan Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Glaze
Rating: 5
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Serving Size: 6-8
  • 12 glazed doughnuts, day old
  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • For the Pecan Topping:
  • 2 cups pecan halves, diced
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted, room temperature
  • For the Cream Cheese Glaze:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter a 13×9 inch dish with 1 tablespoon of softened butter.
  • Cut doughnuts into 4 pieces each and place in butter dish.
  • Mix eggs, heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla in a separate bowl, beat well.
  • Pour batter mixture over doughnuts and press down to soak doughnuts.
  • Top mixture with chocolate chips.
  • Mix brown sugar, pecans and butter together until crumbly.
  • Place nut mixture over chocolate chips.
  • Bake bread pudding at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • To Prepare Cream Cheese Glaze:
  • Place all ingredients into a mixer and mix well.
  • Heat mixture in microwave for about 15 seconds to thin.
  • Remove bread pudding from oven, drizzle with half the cream cheese glaze.
  • Allow bread pudding to cool 30 minutes, drizzle with remaining glaze.


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  1. Maria Iemma

    Bread pudding reminds me of my Mom. It was her favorite desert. This looks delicious.

  2. Jennifer Hiles

    I’ve only had bread pudding once and it certainly did not look like this! I love that you added pecans and the cream cheese icing. I would love to know what this tastes like!

  3. Michele Ash

    Thank you so much for this recipe! OMG that looks so very delicious!!!!! I’ve made bread pudding before, however, nothing like yours! My husband didn’t like my bread pudding, but I know he’ll love this! I never gave it a thought to use glazed donuts instead of bread! What a terrific Idea! I LOVE this recipe and I am definitely going to give this a try! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! I really do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

  4. momo

    (Butter Pecan Bread Pudding with Cream Cheese Glaze by Creole Contessa) I like this recipe, I have not made any bread pudding in so long. I am going to make this real soon-

  5. lisa

    I’ve never had bread pudding before. This recipe sounds scrumptious. I love butter pecan. If I can figure out how to pin this, I’m making it.

  6. Christine

    I’ve only tried bread pudding a few times but I’ve always enjoyed it. I love that this recipe calls for glazed doughnuts.

  7. kymi a

    Oooh I love bread pudding and this is my new favorite, it’s has everything I love and more. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Laurie

    sounds delicious, I love pecan anything

  9. Jennifer Shelton

    Oh my goodness. I should have never read this while pregnant! I need some now!

  10. Tamra Phelps

    Oh my gosh, how did I miss this last Fall? I’m pinning this recipe to make now! It looks so sinfully good, lol.

    1. ivyvine1977@gmail.com

      Lol, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

  11. Terri S

    This looks so incredible! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.

  12. Sarah Phillips

    Welll it looks like I’m going to have to make this now! I am in love with anything Butter Pecan and I never even considered making bread pudding with Butter Pecan flavor! Everything about this recipe is calling to me right now. I’m pinning this delicious baby for later. Thanks for sharing this heavenly recipe with us!!

  13. Kim Campbell

    This looks so easy and yummy!

  14. Lisa Brown

    Oh, my it looks great, and easy, too 🙂

  15. Nancy Hilderbrand

    I have never heard of using stale donuts for bread pudding but I plan to try it. We always have leftover donuts and I usually throw them in the microwave for 29 seconds but I plan to use them in bread pudding from now on. Thank you for a great recipe.

  16. Linda Manns Linneman

    Wow! This sounds so good. I will have to give this recipe a try for my family. Thank you so much for sharing

  17. Lauryn R

    YUMMY!! This bread pudding sounds absolutely delicious and so rich! I love that you use premade glazed donuts, that is such a brilliant idea! And cinnamon rolls for bread pudding?! Smart woman! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this!!

  18. Angela Lombardi

    This sounds so good!!!

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