Easy Bread Pudding in a Jar


I am a dessert addict. It’s a rare evening when I don’t have some kind of dessert after dinner. I love the evenings where I get to enjoy something homemade as an after dinner treat.

Bread pudding is one of those desserts I always expected to just order at a restaurant. As I’m learning more and more about cooking and pushing myself to try new things, I’m realizing how many recipes I think are too difficult but I can totally handle- and you can, too!  

Bread pudding is basically french toast, but for dessert. The ingredients are incredibly similar and bread pudding tastes very close to french toast, just sweeter!


There are tons of ways that you can spice up this recipe, if you want it to be a more traditional bread pudding. You can also add pecans, dried cranberries, or raisins.

Maybe it’s just me, but if you put anything in a jar, I instantly love it more. I was a bit nervous about making these desserts in the jar (rather than adding them to the jar later) but it made the process even better and more fun!


Bread pudding is incredibly easy to make in bulk too, so if you have a big party coming up soon, it’s easy to make this into a shareable dessert!

Bread Pudding in a Jar


  • 1 loaf of french bread, stale or toasted in oven, cubed
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine whole milk and cream in a small large bowl
  3. In a small bowl, beat eggs and sugar together until combined
  4. Add cinnamon and nutmeg to egg mixture
  5. Slowly pour egg mixture into milk and stir to combine
  6. Place bread cubes into jars, about half way full
  7. Pour liquid mixture over bread cubes until covered
  8. (You can reserve the liquid mixture to make more bread pudding or make french toast!)
  9. Place jars on cookie sheet
  10. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until liquid has solidified
  11. Allow 15-20 minutes for cooling and then serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream


What are your favorite desserts to make at home?

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Madison is a food blogger who is passionate about community and hospitality. She believes food is a way to bring people together around the table and strives to share easy recipes to encourage people to do just that! She lives in sunny Arizona with her husband, son and dog.

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  1. Debbie Augusta says


  2. How many jars and in what size jars did you need??

  3. Megan Cowls says

    Looks nice and easy and delicious. Have you tried this cooled and served cold?

  4. Terrie Horvath says

    How many jars and what size?

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