Panettone Bread Pudding

We always make such a big deal about Thanksgiving leftovers, but what about Christmas leftovers? Every Christmas dinner I’ve ever been to has ended with plenty of leftovers, but I don’t see nearly as many recipes or posts dedicated to Christmas leftovers like we usually do with Thanksgiving leftovers. Perhaps ham is easier to re-purpose than turkey is?

Though we are past Christmas and well into the new year, here is my contribution towards building up a library of Christmas leftover recipes. I made this for a New Year’s Day lunch with my husband’s extended family, which my cousin-in-law Elisha graciously hosted. And Elisha, I know that loaf of panettone you had last week must be stale by now, so this recipe is for you. Enjoy!

Panettone Bread Pudding
3/4 panettone loaf, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 cups whole milk
4 large eggs
1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar and extracts.
2. In a large bowl, pour the custard mixture over the panettone cubes and let soak for 20-30 minutes in fridge.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F while panettone is in fridge.
4. Pour the mixture into a buttered 10-inch round pan. Bake for 45 minutes. Serve warm.

7 thoughts on “Panettone Bread Pudding

  1. Haha, Talida, thank you indeed! I have been checking back daily since New Year’s Day 🙂 Can’t wait to try it this weekend! Cheers!


  2. Hi! This caught my eye since we were given a huge Costco panettone for Christmas and we have half left. How many cups of cubed bread do you think this would be? Also, what happens if I use skim milk? Blessings to you in the New Year!


    1. Hi Irene! I don’t think I can clearly guess how many cups of cubed bread I used, but the good thing about this recipe is that there’s plenty of room to play with the measurements! You can definitely replace whole milk with skim (add a little bit of melted butter to replace some of the fat content if you’d like), which makes for a bread pudding that’s not as thick/creamy.

      Let me know how it turns out!


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