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Raspberry Bread Pudding

Raspberry Bread Pudding

We are still “vacationing” at our family friend’s house while we finish our kitchen remodel. We miss our neighborhood, own bed, and kitchen, but we are extremely grateful to have a nice place to stay while our house is under construction. One of the best parts of staying with our family friends is Sunday dinner. It is quite the event-yesterday there were 18 people at the table. We enjoyed a tasty meal with an amazing dessert-raspberry bread pudding.

In Utah, there is a popular bakery and cafe’ called Kneaders. I have eaten there before-they have a great veggie sandwich, but I have never had their desserts. I guess they are well known for their raspberry bread pudding, our friends were raving about it. Bread pudding loaded with raspberries and topped off with a vanilla cream sauce-it sounded heavenly! Luckily, I didn’t have to wait long to try it, we made it for Sunday night dessert.

The recipe is loaded with cream and butter-a good sign for your taste buds, maybe not your hips:) If you want to indulge, go ahead and use cream. We lightened up the recipe by using 2% milk and it was still really rich. The red raspberries add nice color and a burst of robust flavor to the bread pudding. The vanilla cream sauce takes this dessert over the top! We drizzled a spoonful over each serving of bread pudding. This dessert is decadent and comforting.

Thank you to our friends for introducing us to Kneaders famous raspberry bread pudding. We are grateful to have such wonderful friends who share their home, kitchen, and favorite desserts.

Raspberry Bread Pudding

Yield: Serves 18-20


Cream Mixture:

1 1/2 loaves aged, white bread, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
4 cups heavy cream
3 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Raspberry Filling:

5 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup apple juice

Vanilla Sauce:

1 1/3 cups unsalted butter
5 tablespoons flour
3 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup granulated sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In large bowl combine cream, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Add bread cubes to the cream mixture. Mix until all of the bread cubes are well coated. Let sit for 30 minutes so the bread can soak up the cream mixture. Stir every five minutes.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the raspberries, sugar, and apple juice. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

3. Layer a 9x13 baking dish 3/4 full with bread mixture, pour raspberry filling over bread mixture, spreading evenly, top with remaining bread. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.

4. While the bread pudding is baking, make the vanilla sauce. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter and add flour. Stir for about 10 minutes or until the sauce has a nutty aroma, do not brown. Add cream and sugar and boil until mixture is thick, remove from heat and add vanilla extract.

5. Remove bread pudding from oven and cool for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm and top with vanilla sauce.

Adapted from Kneaders Bakery and Cafe

If you like this raspberry bread pudding, you might also like:

S’mores Bread Pudding from Baking Bites
Banana Bread Pudding from Evil Shenanigans
Blueberry Bagel Bread Pudding from Sugar Plum

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58 Responses to “Raspberry Bread Pudding”

  1. Becky O. — September 21, 2010 @ 7:22 pm

    I LOVE KNEADERS! So much that I had them cater my wedding reception. :)
    I will so be making this recipe soon. Thanks for sharing…it’s good to know that 2% milk will work too.

    ..Such pretty photos!

  2. Kerstin — September 21, 2010 @ 8:24 pm

    How nice of your friends! What a lovely bread pudding too!

  3. Emily — September 22, 2010 @ 1:14 am

    Gorgeous! This looks delicious. I’m loving the fresh raspberries lately. So sweet! I eat them in my oatmeal.

  4. Jen @ How To: Simplify — September 22, 2010 @ 12:45 pm

    Oh my goodness…this looks so divine!

  5. Cookin' Canuck — September 23, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

    Believe it or not, I have never been to Kneaders. In the meantime, I am going to try this pretty dessert.

  6. Weekend Cowgirl — September 24, 2010 @ 6:37 am

    Bread Pudding is one of our favorites. This recipe is a keeper for sure! I am headed to your link for the S’mores Bread Pudding also. This will be awesome to make next summer with the fresh raspberries.

  7. Amy — September 27, 2010 @ 6:16 pm

    I love Kneaders! I found Kneaders about 7 years ago when I was living in Utah and am so sad that there is not one near I live now. (The closes one to where I live know is in Yuma which is 2 hours away) I am glad you posted this recipe because now I am going to have to make it. It looks absolutely delicious!

    • twopeas replied: — September 27th, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

      I hope you like the bread pudding! Enjoy!

  8. Feast on the Cheap — September 29, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

    Thanks to an impromptu trip to Coscto i have two huge shells of raspberries…I know what I’ll be doing with them now!

  9. grace — September 30, 2010 @ 12:11 am

    what a decadent and lovely batch of bread pudding! raspberries make for such pretty desserts.

  10. maggy@threemanycooks — September 30, 2010 @ 5:09 am

    Love love love bread pudding! This looks positively delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. Allison — January 22, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    What kind of bread do you like to use?

  12. sweets — February 3, 2012 @ 5:11 am

    Here is a review from someone who actually made this. Sometimes recipes online need to be tweeked, and I don’t think a recipe is good if you have to change it. This is recipe is perfect as is. I made this like a year & a half ago for a friend and her family of 4 and the devoured it. I didnt even get a chance to try it, so I had to make another one. I had some pear bread pudding recently, and then I remembered this recipe and now I have a batch sitting in my fridge lol. Its fairly easy to make too. I just bought loaves of white bread from the bakery and left it out overnight. You could also bake your bread on low for 15 minutes if you don’t want to wait. This is absolutely wonderful. I can’t see anyone disliking this, unless of course they don’t like Raspberries. Perfect dessert to serve around the holidays. Everyone will think you worked your butt off to make this lol. But its so easy! I give this 5 stars :)

  13. The Kitchen Kook — January 27, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

    This looks soo pretty! It’ll make a perfect Valentine’s Day dessert too

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