This recipe for Bread Pudding with Pecan Nuts is a version of the classic British bread pudding with pecan nuts instead of raisins. Lovely when served warm with maple syrup and cream or just with custard.

Bread Pudding with Pecan Nuts

Bread Pudding with Pecan Nuts

A delicious bread pudding with nuts.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine South African
Servings 6
Calories 1030 kcal


  • 1⅔ cups milk
  • 1⅔ cups light cream
  • ¾ cup castor sugar
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp orange rind grated
  • 24 slices French loaf 1 day old, 1 cm thick
  • ½ cup pecan nuts toasted, chopped
  • confectioners' sugar for sprinkling


  • Put 1½ cups cream and 1½ cups milk in a pan. Add sugar.
  • Heat and dissolve sugar over low heat. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Add eggs, orange rind and vanilla.
  • Arrange bread slices in a greased baking dish. Sprinkle over ⅔ of the nuts.
  • Arrange rest of the bread over first layer and sprinkle with the rest of the nuts.
  • Pour over the egg mix. Allow to soak for 30 minutes. Use the rest of the milk and cream if the bread appears dry on top.
  • Bake in an oven for 40 minutes at 180°C (350°F).
  • Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve warm with custard or with maple syrup and cream.


Calories: 1030kcalCarbohydrates: 165gProtein: 36gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 1385mgPotassium: 514mgFiber: 7gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 566IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 230mgIron: 10mg
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