Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding

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Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding-classic bread pudding dressed up with raspberries and chocolate. Drizzle with chocolate sauce for an even more decadent dessert!

Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com The raspberries and chocolate make this bread pudding extra special!

Happy December! I can’t believe it is the final month of the year. Crazy! The Christmas countdown is on and I am starting to stress. I still have lots to do before the big day! I need to sit down and get organized.

I may not know what I am getting Josh for Christmas and our decorations aren’t up, but I do know what we will be serving for Christmas dinner dessert. My mind is always thinking about dessert:) This year I am making Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding. It is decadent and the perfect dessert to celebrate the holiday!

Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com LOVE the raspberry and chocolate combo!

Bread pudding is a favorite dessert in our family.  My dad especially loves it. We often make the traditional recipe, but this year I am mixing things up. I added raspberries and chocolate to the mix.

Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

You can’t go wrong with beautiful, plump red Driscoll’s raspberries, especially when they are paired with chocolate!

Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com The perfect holiday dessert!

Bread pudding is the perfect recipe for day old bread. If you don’t have day old bread, you can cut a fresh loaf into cubes and dry it out in the oven for about 10 minutes.

For this bread pudding recipe, I created a crunchy meringue like topping. Normally, I stir in the brown sugar and egg mixture with the bread, but this time I poured it over the top to create a sugary, crackly crust. I love the texture it added to the moist and rich bread pudding.

Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

The plump red raspberries are dotted throughout the bread pudding. I love the pop of color they add! I added chocolate chips to the bread pudding, but decided to go all out and serve the bread pudding with chocolate sauce. You can never have too much chocolate, especially during the holidays. This is the month to indulge:)

Drizzle the chocolate sauce over the warm bread pudding and you will be in dessert heaven! The raspberry and chocolate combo is to die for!

If you are looking for a festive and impressive dessert to serve for the holidays, make this Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding. It is amazing! And now you can cross one thing off of your list, you already know what to make for your holiday dessert. I am glad I could help take something off of your to do list:) Enjoy!

Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Love this decadent bread pudding recipe!

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Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding

This decadent bread pudding is the perfect holiday dessert!
5 from 2 votes


For the Bread Pudding:

For the Chocolate Sauce:


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Put the bread cubes in a large bowl. Combine the heavy cream and milk. Pour over the bread and let sit until the bread soaks up the mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, beat eggs, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla together.
  • Pour melted butter into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Coat the bottom and the sides of the pan with the butter. Pour in the bread mixture and top with ½ cup of the raspberries. Pour the egg and sugar mixture over the bread and raspberries. Top with remaining raspberries and chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, or until the bread pudding is set and the corners are slightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack while you make the chocolate sauce.
  • Heat the cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the chocolate chips and stir until the sauce is smooth. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • Cut the bread pudding into squares and drizzle chocolate sauce over each piece. Garnish with additional raspberries, if desired.
  • Note-if you want to swirl the chocolate chips, remove the bread pudding from the oven after 20 minutes of baking and swirl with a toothpick. Place the bread pudding back in the oven and finish baking. The bread pudding is best served warm.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Just the phrase “bread pudding” makes me think of a cozy English Christmas in the country! Just puts me into that holiday spirit and may even motivate me to get the Christmas lights out. The trees up, just bare. Raspberries and chocolate make the world go round, what else can I say?!? Scrumptious.

  2. You did not! Shut up! Raspberries happen to be my favorite food on the planet so I am all over this!

  3. I absolutely adore bread pudding! But I have never made it with chocolate or raspberries.
    Clearly, I have been deprived of all things YUM! Pinned!

  4. Looks FAB! I’ve done bread pudding with cranberries for the holidays, but now I can’t wait to try it with raspberries. Great idea! Love it!

  5. This is so pretty Maria! I think it would go great with my coffee this morning – I’m totally stressing too!

  6. I love bread pudding in any flavor and can’t pass it up on any dessert menu…the combo of raspberries and chocolate….a perfect festive dessert!

  7. I can’t believe it’s December already! This year has (almost completely) flown by! This would be a great dessert to make before the year *does* fly by 🙂

  8. YUM!!! I’m such a huge fan of bread pudding and raspberries and to have them in the same recipe….I’m just going to say “Heaven”
    I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for posting!

  9. So decadent! I wouldn’t mind eating a big bowl or two of this for Christmas day dessert 🙂

  10. I’m in the same boat as you – I have bought very few gifts, but I know what I’ll be eating from Christmas to New Year’s. Priorities. 🙂

    This bread pudding is so pretty and the perfect dessert for the holidays.

  11. You can never go wrong pairing dark chocolate and raspberries together!!! I’m such a bread pudding fan. I need to make this!!

  12. Every. Single. Time. I pop into the blog you are doing something amazing with Raspberries. I have a kitchen full of Christmas cookies and all I want now is your bread pudding. What a great idea! Thanks.

  13. OMG! I am definitely going to make this. All of my favorite things – bread pudding, raspberries and chocolate in one dessert. YUM!

  14. I thought I had come up with all the amazing bread pudding combos out there, but how could I have forgotten raspberries and chocolate?!?!? 🙂

  15. Can this be made ahead? I was thinking of using it for a dinner party, but would rather make it ahead so I am not stick in the kitchen all night.

  16. I made this yesterday, it turned out really well! I approximately halved the recipe (used 2 eggs as mine are quite small) I didn’t make the chocolate sauce as I was a bit overzealous with the chocolate chips, next time I will sprinkle half with chocolate chips and half without as my family wants to try it without.
    I was also thinking about how to make this partially overnight like your Baked French Toast Muffins (which also are amazing!) — Not sure if it’s possible what do you think Maria?
    Thanks for all the great recipes, I’ve also tried a bunch of your savory recipes.
    – Kate

  17. Hi can I use frozen raspberries, unsweetened, since bread pudding is baked? Would garnish with fresh raspberries. Will make for annual sis-in-law luncheon this December. Thanks, Cindy Rusin

  18. 5 stars
    Delicious. Love the tart raspberries combined with the brown sugar sweetness and mini chocolate chips. I used to think bread puddings were a soggy mess, not this recipe – it is YUMMY.

  19. 5 stars
    I made this for Easter this year and I was a bit leery because I always make a custard, add to the bread and let it sit overnight then bake in a water bath but this recipe is perfect!! I didn’t make the sauce because it was perfect with out it, my family didn’t even want ice cream or whipped cream with it!! I also just used 3 cups of light cream cause that’s what I had on hand.