panettone bread pudding

Panettone Bread Pudding for Mother’s Day

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If you’ve been perusing your favorite blogs this week, then you’ve probably noticed a lot of great recipes to spoil Mom with. I think most of us get excited about Mother’s Day because one, it usually revolves around breakfast foods, and who doesn’t love those? Secondly, it’s really a chance for us to show Mom just how much we love her and appreciate her for what she does. Last year, I made Mom these darling ramekins of cinnamon crumble french toast, which she loved. This year, I decided to make another favorite of hers, this panettone bread pudding.

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Even better, I invited her over so we could make it together. My mom and I love spending time in the kitchen together because we get to share our favorite tips and tricks with each other. My mom, for instance, isn’t a huge baker. She’s an amazing cook, but tends to shy away from baking. I, on the other hand, obviously can’t get enough of bread and pastry, so baking is my middle name. Usually, my mom is the one who is doling out recipes and instructions to me, so I thought it would be fun to swap places and show her how to make this delicious panettone bread pudding, something she requests often. Check out the video if you’re up for a new recipe and a couple of giggles.

panettone bread pudding

Panettone Bread Pudding

Yield: 8


  • 1/2 a loaf of Italian panettone
  • unsalted butter, for greasing the dish
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2.5 c half-and-half
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/8 c to 1/4 sliced almonds to sprinkle on top
  • maple syrup for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut the panettone into 1 inch cubes and place on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven for about 10 minutes (or, even better, leave out overnight).
  2. Meanwhile, whisk your eggs and egg yolks in a large bowl. Add the sugar, extracts, and half and half. Whisk to combine.
  3. Place your toasted bread cubes in a greased pie dish. Pour the custard all over the bread cubes. Sprinkle sliced almonds all over the top of the pudding. Temporarily set aside.
  4. Take a deep roasting pan that's larger than the pie dish and place the pie dish in the pan. Fill the pan with hot tap water until the water reaches about 3/4 an inch below the rim of the pie dish. Be careful not to get water in the bread pudding. Cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil, making sure to tent the foil over the pan so that it doesn't directly touch the bread pudding.
  5. Carefully transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes remove the foil and bake for another 40 minutes or so, until the top of the bread pudding is golden and crispy. Let pudding rest for 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature. Drizzle each serving with maple syrup.


This bread pudding is even more delicious after resting for a day. Leave in the fridge overnight, then warm in the oven the next day.

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  1. What an adorable video, Beeta! I loved it! You two are so sweet and your home is just beautiful! And that bread pudding sounds and looks amazing. I swear I could smell that bread when your mom was cutting it. Haha 🙂

  2. Bread pudding is a favorite of mine too! Thanks for sharing and Happy Mother’s Day to your beautiful mom, love seeing mother-daughters cook together.

  3. This recipe is fantastic beyond words and so easy to put together. I’ve never thought about making bread pudding with panettone before but it’s a great idea. BTW, the video of you and your Mom making this dish was so adorable! Love her beautiful necklace too 🙂

    1. Aw, thanks Karrie!! Panettone is SO good so its hard to think of anything to do with other than just eat it straight out of the box!! 🙂 Thanks for your sweet words, I’ll let her know someone loved her necklace! xo

  4. Hearing about and seeing you and your mother in the kitchen is heart warming and adorable ♡ I, too, love cooking and baking with my mom…it’s such a fun way to spend time together. This bread pudding looks and sounds delicious! Definately great for mother’s day… or any day! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Cheers!

  5. Beeta, I love this recipe and I loved your gorgeous video with your mum. My mum loves custard too! And panettone! So I must make this recipe for her. I always feel more confident when I’ve seen a video of someone making it too. Your website is really beautiful and I loved reading your story about falling in love with France. It’s like what happened to me with America!

    1. Thank you so much, Jess! I’m a visual person too so I love to see videos! 🙂 Thank you for your kind words, I appreciate you taking the time to look around on here. I love your blog, and I love that you’ve had a similar experience. 🙂 Keep up the fabulous work! XO

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