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Tres Leches Bread Pudding

Tres Leches Bread Pudding

An easy bread pudding recipe using sandwich bread.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Bread Pudding, Tres Leches
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling and Chilling 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Anna
Cost 5


  • Butter for greasing the baking dish
  • ½ pound good quality homemade white bread or brioche cut into small chunks**
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream 170 grams
  • 1/2 can condensed milk (196 grams
  • 3/4 cup whole milk 170 grams
  • 1 cup evaporated milk 230 grams
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar or to taste (I sometimes use more)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • caramel sundae sauce or whatever your favorite is


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch square pan with butter.
  • Put the cubed bread in the baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg yolks, then whisk in heavy cream, condensed milk, whole milk, evaporated milk, vanilla and salt.
  • Pour the milk mixture over the bread, letting it sink in gradually. Press the bread down gently to help it soak up the milk mixture (it won’t soak it all).
  • Let the bread sit for another 5 to 10 minutes while you boil a large saucepan of water.
  • Cover the pan tightly with foil and put it in a slightly larger pan such as a roasting pan. Add hot water to the roasting pan so that it comes halfway up the sides of the square pan. If you don’t have enough boiling water, you can add hot tap water.
  • Bake covered for 25 minutes, then remove foil and bake for another 25 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Let cool completely or cool and chill if you’d prefer to serve it cold..
  • Shortly before serving, whip the cream, sweeten with powdered sugar, flavor with vanilla and pipe over the bread pudding.


I've been using the Three Rise Sandwich Bread because it's slightly sweet and soft, but you can also use Challah or Brioche.