Strawberry Nutella Bread Pudding

by Erin

Stephanie was amusingly amazed to find out that this bread pudding in fact really tasted like bread pudding. As if it’s something you can only acquire from a restaurant. Apparently, you too can have real bread pudding straight from your kitchen!

This was actually the first time I’ve ever made bread pudding, so it was fun to have it all come together. And despite having been stuffed with Eggplant Parmesan and everything else on the dinner menu, we still had more than enough room for dessert once we laid our eyes on this baby. Barely let it cool off before we dished it out, but made for a perfect set up for the ice cream to melt a little – Mmmm. Nothing makes a dessert better than a scoop of ice cream on top!



12 slices one-day old Italian bread

1-1/2 cup Nutella chocolate-hazelnut spread

1 cup fresh sliced strawberries

2 cups whole milk

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup sugar

4 eggs

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


1 cup fresh strawberries

1 Tbsp white rum

1 Tbsp sugar

1/4 tsp lime juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in the middle. Grease a 1.5 quart pan with butter, set aside.
  2. Spread Nutella onto one side of each slice of bread, sandwich together. Cut each sandwich in half, and place in prepared casserole dish, cut-side down and insert strawberries slices in between the sandwiches.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk, salt and vanilla until warm. Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together the 1 cup sugar and eggs. Slowly add the cream mixture to the egg mixture, and then pour over the bread. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and let sit, covered with foil for 5 minutes.
  4. While the bread pudding sits, prepare the strawberry sauce: Process all the ingredients together and allow to refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Bake the covered bread pudding for 20 minutes, then remove the cover and allow to cook until the pudding is set, and it is golden brown and crisp on top (approximately 15-20 minutes). Allow to cool 10 minutes before serving.

Top with strawberry sauce, and even some ice cream!

Source: Bread Pudding adapted from What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine, Strawberry Sauce also adapted from another post on What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine

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Alice Ann August 3, 2011 - 2:16 pm

Mmmmmm, Nutella makes me think of Italy! That’s when I fell in love with the stuff. Now it’s a staple in my house. I love your website! I’m not a very good cook, but eagar to learn. So I’m going to try some of your receipes and let you know how they go.

spiffycookie August 3, 2011 - 2:19 pm

Aw yay! We had some good times in Italy. Hope you find recipes you like, miss you!

briarrose March 30, 2011 - 2:08 pm

What a beautiful looking bread pudding. I don’t think I’ve had Nutella mixed with strawberries yet….I’m always ready for more reasons to play with Nutella. ;)

spiffycookie March 30, 2011 - 2:31 pm

Oh man! You need to check out my Nutella fruit dip then.

claudia lamascolo March 30, 2011 - 12:27 pm

This is genius I absolutely love love love what you did here and you are such a sweetheart mentioning me here … thank you so much! xoxo

claudia lamascolo March 30, 2011 - 12:12 pm

You a a complete genius to come up with this wonderful creation.. I am a huge Nutella fan and can’t believe the combo here.. this is just pure heaven to me… and your a sweetheart thank you so much for the mentions here… xoxo


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