Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding is a delicious bread pudding recipe full of fresh orange and cranberries. Make in advance and serve up with ice cream for a special event or holiday dessert. #breadpudding #cranberryorange #holidaydessert
Whisk together the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, using both the zest and the juice of one orange. Add the bread and toss to coat.
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 325F.
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. Top with additional pecans if desired. This pudding is great served with whipped cream or ice cream.
Our cranberry orange bread is best for this recipe because it brings extra flavor, but any type of bread will work, especially a crusty bread like French or rustic bread. A 9.5 inch loaf was the perfect amount to get 8 cups.You can let the bread soak in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours if needed.You can use dried cranberries instead, but I find the fresh cranberries add great moisture, texture, and tartness.