Cream Cheese and Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding

by Erica Dinho on September 27, 2012

Cream Cheese and Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding

Cream Cheese and Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding

Today I have a recipe to sweeten your day and to celebrate the beginning of autumn, my favorite season. I have tried quite a few bread pudding variations, and this creation is definitely one of my favorites.

I added dulce de leche and cream cheese to my classic bread pudding recipe. The result was a wonderful dessert with all the comfort of the classic bread pudding, with the excitement of familiar flavors that reminded me of childhood.

Buen provecho!

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Ingredients

  • 1 small loaf of French bread, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 11/2 cups of dulce de leche
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 4-oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly butter a 8×8-inch baking pan.
  2. Arrange half of the bread at the bottom of the dish, and cut the slices to fit. Spread the dulce de leche on top and cover with the remaining bread.
  3. Cream Cheese and Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding

  4. In a large bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar. Whisk the eggs, the milk, heavy cream and the vanilla together and pour over the bread. Press to soak.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for 15 minutes more or until the pudding is set. Remove from the oven and serve with more dulce de leche if you like.
  6. Cream Cheese and Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding

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1 Christine @ Fresh Local and Best September 27, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Oh my gooey goodness! I couldn’t imagine a better pair – caramel sauce sopped up by a dessert-y bread. This looks delicious!

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2 nammi September 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM

yummm! I love dulce deleche, so cant wait to make this one. Have a nice week end

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3 grace September 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM

what a glorious batch of bread pudding, erica! i love every aspect of it.

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4 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! September 28, 2012 at 9:15 AM

When I saw the title of the post I said OMG…that is it!

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5 jennifer September 29, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Right now I am so hungry mum!

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6 Cindy October 1, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I made this over the weekend, very easy and so delicious! I had never made bread pudding before and had only tasted it once. This recipe was not as sweet as I was expecting, but that was a plesant surprise, and the cream cheese was a great addition. I was thinking, if I want sweeter, I can always try the recipe with some Hawaiin sweet bread. Oh, and it was better the second day.

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7 Heather B October 2, 2012 at 11:16 AM

This sounds amazing! Thank you so much for posting!

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8 Erica October 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Thank you for you comments!

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9 Ali October 8, 2012 at 8:26 AM

The recipe was delicious and simpler to prepare than I thought it would be.Can’t wait to make it again.

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10 Margaret October 15, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Looks fantastic but I’m unsure. …. Do you add the cream cheese/sugar mixture to the egg/milk mixture before pouring over the bread? I’m considering making this for an upcoming dinner party I’m hosting. Will have to double the recipe and hope it still works!!

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11 Patricia Pond December 3, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Sounds so delicious!

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