Hawaiian Bread Pudding

Hawaiian Bread Pudding is a simple dessert with a distinctly tropical feel.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian



For the bread pudding

  • 250 grams stale Hawaiian bread or brioche, cut into cubes
  • 1 small can pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 3 eggs
  • 40 grams (1/4 cup) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut rum
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) heavy cream
  • 500 ml (1 cup) whole milk

For the coconut rum creme anglaise

  • 1-1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut rum


For the bread pudding

  1. Preheat oven to 350F or 175C. Lightly butter a 2 quart casserole or a nine inch pie pan.
  2. Add your dry bread to the pan. If it's not quite stale, you can leave it out on a wire rack for a while.
  3. Add the pineapple and macadamia nuts. Try and evenly disperse them around the pan. No need to stir, just let everything settle.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, rum, cream and milk. Pour this over your bread mixture and press the bread down into it to make sure everything is good and squidgy.
  5. Let the bread soak for 20 minutes before putting it in the oven.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes or until everything is puffy, lightly brown, and set.
  7. Let rest until it is just warm.

For the coconut rum creme anglaise

  1. While your bread pudding is soaking or baking, make your creme anglaise.
  2. Add the cream, egg yolks, and powdered sugar to a small sauce pan over medium heat.
  3. Stir constantly for about 8-10 minutes until the sauce thickens. It will coat the back of a wooden spoon when it's ready. Do not boil.
  4. Stir in the rum until everything is smooth.
  5. Pour it through a sieve into a container, then chill in the fridge until ready to use.
  6. Drizzle your cold sauce over your warm bread pudding and enjoy.


Keywords: Bread Pudding, Hawaiian, Pineapple

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