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Irish Cream Bread Pudding

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Irish Cream Bread Pudding is a delicious Irish dessert recipe! Made with Bailey's and soda bread this sweet is a twist on a southern classic with Ireland roots. A creamy custard dessert perfect for St Patrick's Day.
A spoon pouring Bailey's Dessert sauce over a full dish of Irish Cream Bread Pudding

This Irish Cream Bread Pudding is an amazing Irish dessert recipe! Made with Bailey’s alcohol for a twist on a southern dessert classic.

A spoon pouring Bailey's Dessert sauce over a full dish of Irish Cream Bread Pudding

Why You Will Love This Recipe

This Irish Cream Bread Pudding combines the love of Bailey’s Irish Cream with a classic rich dessert recipe.

It is a great way to use up soda bread or stale bread in a hearty and filling sweet treat.

Perfect for St Paddy’s Day or any day you want something for your sweet tooth!

Ingredients

These are the ingredients you need to make a Bailey’s Bread Pudding:

Soda Bread – If making my Cinnamon Soda Bread you will need two of the mini loaves. Or one large standard loaf should be about right.

Irish Cream Bread Pudding made with Bailey's in a white dish on a counter with a green towel

Equipment

This is the equipment you need to make Irish Bread Pudding:

  • Serrated Bread Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Baking Dish (9×13 inches)
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk

Instruction Overview

Cut your bread into larger chunks.

In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, Bailey’s, eggs, sugar, cream, milk, whiskey, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.

Add the bread into the milk mixture along with the nuts, if using, and stir to combine.

The bread and milk mixture in a bowl for mixing

Coat the baking dish with non-stick spray and pour the bread pudding into the dish.

Let it sit for 20 minutes.

Put the dish in the oven and bake until puffed up with just a slight jiggle in the middle, about 45-50 minutes.

Serve warm with our Irish Cream Dessert Sauce!

Modifications and Substitutions

Any Irish Cream will work.

Soda Bread is perfect for the Irish touch but you can also use French or Italian bread.

Kim’s Tips

It is puffed up the most when coming out of the oven, which makes for great serving! But if you let it cool it is still delicious, just more dense.

Serve this up with some ice cream or whipped cream!

A portion of Bailey's Irish Cream Bread Pudding in a small bowl on a green towel

FAQs

What is Irish bread pudding made of?

You will need bread, eggs, heavy cream, Irish Cream, Sugar, and a few other ingredients.

Why is my bread pudding so watery?

It has not cooked long enough. You need it to cook longer so that the egg thickens the custard and there is only a slight jiggle in the middle.

Why is my bread pudding too dry?

Most likely you either used too much bread where there was no custard left, or it was overcooked.

Can you leave bread pudding out overnight?

No, bread pudding needs to be refrigerated overnight.

How long does bread pudding last in fridge?

Bread pudding is good for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
A white dish full of Irish Cream Bread Pudding with a portion missing
Pin of Bailey's Irish Cream Bread Pudding in a white dish with title at top
A spoon pouring Bailey's Dessert sauce over a full dish of Irish Cream Bread Pudding

Irish Cream Bread Pudding

Irish Cream Bread Pudding is a delicious Irish dessert recipe! Made with Bailey's and soda bread this sweet is a twist on a southern classic with Ireland roots. A creamy custard dessert perfect for St Patrick's Day.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, International, Italian
Keyword: Christmas, Holiday, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Resting Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 750kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut the bread into 1.5 inch cubes. Set aside.
    8 cups soda bread
  • Whisk together the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add the bread and toss to coat.
    4 large eggs, 1 large egg yolk, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 2 1/2 cups heavy cream, 1 ½ cups Irish cream, 1 cup whole milk, 1/4 cup whiskey, 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon salt, ½ cup pecans, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Coat a 9 by 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Pour the bread pudding mixture into the dish. Cover and let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Bake the pudding on the lower middle rack until it is golden brown and puffing up around the edges, with a slight jiggle in the middle, approximately 45-50 minutes.
  • Let cool for 30-45 minutes before serving warm. This pudding is great served with whipped cream or ice cream and our Irish Cream Dessert Sauce.
    Irish Cream Dessert Sauce

Notes

You can let the bread soak in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours if needed.
Easily halve the recipe for a smaller crowd! Just cut everything in half and skip the extra egg yolk completely.
  1. Use two smaller loaves of soda bread or one large loaf.
  2. My Cinnamon Raisin Soda Bread is perfect for this recipe! You can make it without the raisins if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 750kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 204mg | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 1313IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 3mg

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By on May 31st, 2023

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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3 thoughts on “Irish Cream Bread Pudding”

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve been looking for a pudding recipe and i’m thankful because i came across this recipe online! The ingredients and instructions look easy to get and follow so i hope it turns out well!

    Reply
  2. 5 stars
    This Irish Cream Bread Pudding is an absolute taste of heaven! The rich flavors of Irish cream meld perfectly with the comforting warmth of bread pudding, creating a dessert that’s both indulgent and comforting.

    Reply

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