Chocolate Chunk and Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding Recipe


Dulce de Leche and Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding

What’s more comforting  and fall-ish than bread pudding? OK, I can up the ante: chocolate chunks in bread pudding with dulce de leche mixed in and drizzled on top. So warm and comforting.

Using dulce de leche feels almost like cheating as a cook. The rich, sweet gooey stuff takes most any dessert from OK to spectacular with so little effort. And, you need to check out Baking Obsession’s “explosion-free” trick for making your very own dulce de leche effortlessly in your slow cooker.

This is one of the best sweet bread puddings I have ever eaten. And trust me, I have sacrificed so much for all of you for years and years of consuming hundreds of bread puddings so that I could bring you the very best taste and texture.

And so, my friends, here it is. Sweet. Flavorful. Creamy. And just in case it’s not decadent enough, drizzled with extra dulce de leche.

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake Time 30 minutes

1 can (14 ounces) dulce de leche
2 1/2 cups milk
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate diced, or semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup of slivered almonds
12 ounce loaf of egg bread or dense white bread, cut into 2 inch cubes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Set aside 1/4 cup of the dulce de leche. Bring to a simmer in a large saucepan the milk and remaining dulce de leche. Turn off heat. In a very large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla and salt. Slowly whick in hot milk mixture into eggs in large bowl.

Toss bread cubes in liquid in large bowl. Let sit 2 to 3 minutes, then toss again.

Spread half of soaked bread cubes into a buttered 8 by 10 baking dish. Sprinkle on half of chocolate and half of almonds. Repeat this process once.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until just set in center.

Serve warm, drizzled with reserved non-explosive dulce de leche.

Other to-die-for bread puddings from food blog colleagues:

Chocolate Bread Pudding from Wasabimon
Old Fashioned Bread Pudding from Gluten Free Easily
Arugula, Bacon and Gruyere Bread Pudding from Lottie and Doof
Panettone Eggnog Bread Pudding from Eclectic Recipes
Nutella Bread Pudding from Inspired Taste

 — posted by Donna


  1. says

    Now that’s some seriously awesome bread pudding! Anything with dulce de leche has me weak in the knees. I don’t normally miss bread, but I’m wishing that I had some so I could make this dessert immediately. Seriously! I think I’m adding a gluten-free version to my Thanksgiving menu. ;-)

    Thanks so much for linking to my bread pudding recipe, too! :-)


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