This pineapple bread pudding is an amazingly easy recipe with only 6 ingredients and 10 minutes of preparation. Just slightly sweet, it works as a dessert, side dish or even a breakfast! It’s great anytime of year, but we love to make it during the holidays. It goes great with an Easter or Christmas ham!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
SO SIMPLE AND EASY – You literally just have to mix a handful of common ingredients and dump them in your casserole dish. Then let the oven do all the work.
SO VERSATILE – Sweet, but not too sweet. It’s great as a breakfast, side dish or dessert! And there are ways you can dress it up (or not) to make it work for any scenario. Read below for some inspiration!
DELICIOUS – The sugar, eggs, butter and pineapple work together to give you a light, creamy custard texture in the bread. It’s a fun, unique dessert recipe that is just a little different than anything you’ve had before.
Pineapple Bread Pudding
Pineapple is such a fun ingredient to bake with. We’ve made some pretty fun recipes, from this Pig Pickin’ Cake (you’ve gotta check it out) to our VERY popular Pineapple Pretzel Salad. Pineapple can easily infuse a fresh, bright flavor into any dish!
For step-by-step instructions, check out the printable recipe card below. But here is what you need to get started:
- BREAD – We used french bread. One loaf, cut into bread cubes. We used about 11 ounces of bread.
- LARGE EGGS – If possible, it’s best to allow the eggs to get to room temperature before using.
- WHITE SUGAR – We use one cup sugar.
- BUTTER – Melted butter. We use unsalted.
- CRUSHED PINEAPPLE – Drain your crushed pineapple. If you want, you can keep a little of the pineapple juice in there to sweeten up this recipe a bit.
- CINNAMON – Cinnamon tastes DELICIOUS with the sweetness of the pineapple!
- WHIPPED TOPPING – Optional as a topping. We made our own whipped topping by combining 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 1/4 cup white sugar. Beat until stiff.
Best Way To Drain Canned Pineapple
A really great way to drain your pineapple is to put a coffee filter into a strainer and then pour the pineapple on top of that. Then you can put another coffee filter on top of that and press into the pineapple with a glass bowl.
Like, I mentioned above: this isn’t an overly sweet recipe. If you want to sweeten it up a bit, you can strain less of the syrup out and keep it in the mixture.
What Is The Best Bread To Use For Bread Pudding?
We used french bread for this recipe, which worked great. But you can use any sort of white bread. This includes sourdough, brioche, Italian, Challah or even King’s Hawaiian Rolls to add even more sweetness to the dish.
Do You Have To Use Canned Crushed Pineapple?
No, you can substitute for Pineapple Tidbits, which are a little larger than crushed. There are also pineapple chunks, which are even larger. We think they may be a little too large for this recipe but you can try them.
You can use fresh pineapple for this recipe. It won’t have all the syrup infused into it, so the resulting recipe may not be as sweet.
Notes, Tips and Variations
- TOPPINGS – Top your Pineapple Bread Pudding with slices of fresh pineapple. You can put them on top before you bake them so they get a nice golden finish. You can also drizzle some real maple syrup on top. Or, use a toothpick to hold a maraschino cherry.
- ADD NUTS – Stir in some walnuts, pecans or almonds to give the bread pudding a little bit of a crunch. Or, garnish with some crushed pecans on top of your whipped cream.
We hope you enjoy this Pineapple Bread Pudding Recipe. We’d love to hear how it turned out for you in the comments section. Drop us a line!
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pineapple bread pudding
- 1 loaf 11 oz, french bread, sliced into 1/2" cubes
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup butter melted
- 1 can 20 oz, crushed pineapple, drained
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- fresh whipped topping optional for serving
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 2-1/2 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Add eggs to a large bowl and beat well.
- Add sugar, butter, pineapple and cinnamon to mixing bowl and mix well. Use a stand mixer if needed.
- Fold in bread and mix to evenly coat.
- Pour into prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand to cool until warm. Serve warm topped with whipped topping if desired.