Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding With Warm Vanilla Sauce

"Serve this moist and delicious chocolate brioche bread pudding warm, drizzled with the exquisite warm vanilla sauce. Lovely for brunch with mimosas and a cup of my French Vanilla Cafe au Lait recipe #412890. Heaven!"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees .
  • Melt 1/2 stick butter in a 9 x 13-inch glass baking dish.
  • Cut brioche bread into 2-inch cubes, and press into the buttered dish.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together all other ingredients (except chocolate chips), stirring to combine well, and pour evenly over the cubed Brioche.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake the pudding for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Warm Vanilla Sauce:

  • Meanwhile, place all vanilla sauce ingredients in sauce pan.
  • Heat gently and stir often. Don't overcook, only about 5 minutes. Remove vanilla pod just before serving.
  • Scoop bread pudding into twelve individual serving dishes, drizzle 2 spoonfuls of warm vanilla sauce over top of each serving. Heaven!

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  1. Made it tonight exactly as is except I omitted the bourbon. It was the best bread pudding ever.
  2. I was looking for an easy chocolate bread pudding recipe and this fit the bill! I used coffee cream (18%) because I can never remember what half and half is called in Canada (I think it's probably cereal cream at 10%). I halved the recipe because I didn't have a ton of brioche and there were only 2 of us, and I let the bread soak in the mixture for about 20 minutes before baking it. I used the PC The Decadent chocolate chunks for my chocolate chip topping. It was SOOO good! Many groans of pleasure were elicited. My bf tasted a bit without the sauce and was all "This doesn't need a sauce", but conceded after tasting it with the sauce that it added a whole other level of yumminess. This will be a go-to recipe for me. Thanks for posting it!


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