Browned Butter Bread Pudding Recipe With Melted Ice Cream Sauce by Donna John

2 years ago

Browned Butter Bread Pudding Recipe With Melted Ice Cream Sauce

Melted ice cream sauce? Yes, that's what caught my eye with this bread pudding recipe. Melted ice cream is my go-to sauce for peaches and cream. You can also make melted ice cream pancakes and magic bread. Melted ice cream is a great cooking hack. But over bread pudding? Oh, my.

This is my variation on an Epicurious bread pudding recipe. Serve this moist, sweet bread pudding for dessert and everyone is sure to rush through dinner

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8


  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter (divided)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 2 1/4 cups whole milk or half and half 
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 6 cups cubed day-old (stale) brioche or French bread 
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream, melted 

Here's how to make it:

  1. Grease a 8x8-inch baking pancasserole dish or ovenproof skillet with 1 tablespoon of the butter. 
  2. In a saucepot, melt the remaining butter over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring, until browned, about 4 minutes. Remove and cool until just warm.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, orange zest, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk in the browned butter. 
  4. Add the cubed bread and mix to combine. Pour the mixture into the pan. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 45 minutes, or until golden brown. 
  5. To serve, drizzle with the melted ice cream. 

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With dessert like this, who needs dinner? 😍
Elisa Schmitz
Um, oh YEAH. This is one dessert that I will be making stat! #yum
Amazing and the ice cream just takes it to the next level.

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