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Closeup photo of bread pudding in a casserole dish with strawberries, rhubarb, blueberries and white chocolate chips.
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5 from 9 votes

Red, White, and Blue Bread Pudding

This is the best Red, White, and Blue Bread Pudding! It's creamy and sweet with fresh strawberries, rhubarb, blueberries and creamy white chocolate.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast and Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 329kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 cups Italian bread cut into 2" cubes
  • 2 cups fresh rhubarb stalks trimmed and diced into 1" pieces, reserve ½ cup and set aside
  • cups sliced strawberries reserve ½ cup and set aside
  • cups fresh blueberries reserve ½ cup and set aside
  • 8 ounces white chocolate chips reserve ½ cup and set aside
  • 3 cups milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar plus 1 tablespoon, set aside
  • 4 tablespoons butter plus additional to butter the baking dish
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • pinch salt

Tools and equipment

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
    • Liberally butter or spray the baking dish with baking spray, and set aside.
    • Cube the Italian bread and place in a large bowl.
    • Bring the milk, sugar, butter and vanilla to a low simmer in a medium size saucepan. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
    • Trim and cut the rhubarb and strawberries and add to the bowl with the bread cubes.
    • Add the blueberries and white chocolate chips to the bowl with the bread and rhubarb.
    • Toss to the ingredients in the large bowl to combine.
    • Turn the bread and fruit mixture out in an even layer in the buttered baking dish.
    • In a medium bowl whisk 3 eggs and a pinch of salt.
    • Slowly add about 1 cup of the warmed milk and butter mixture into the blended eggs. Stir to combine.
    • Pour the egg and milk mixture into the larger bowl with the remaining milk and butter mixture and stir well to combine.
    • Pour the milk and egg mixture (custard) evenly over the bread, fruit and chocolate mixture.
    • Press the bread into the custard to it's evenly covered.
    • Bake the bread pudding for 45 minutes in a preheated oven.
    • Remove from the oven and top the bread pudding evenly with the reserved ½ cup rhubarb, strawberries, blueberries and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar.
    • Return the bread pudding back into the oven and continue baking until the center of the bread pudding is set and it's puffed and golden.
    • Remove from the oven and serve warm (preferred) with vanilla ice cream, if desired (not shown).

    Notes

    Feel free to substitute the rhubarb, or leave it out entirely, if you're not a fan.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1cup | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 17.1mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 0.8mg