If you saw my blog a week or so ago, you know that I made Panettone this year. It was very good, but made quite a lot. I was able to have toasted Panettone for breakfast for a week. And I still had plenty left over to make this bread pudding. And I was SO glad! This bread pudding is just wonderful. It is very rich, but oh so flavorful. And I switched out a few things from the original recipe and used orange liquor, which really accented the orange rind in the panettone. This made a big pan, and my husband and I were quite happy as we were able to eat this great dessert for several days in a row. I was going to make an orange sauce for the top, but decided it was already very sweet and rich, so I just served it with some lightly sweetened whipped cream that I flavored with Grand Marnier.
Gosh, if I just had one more serving left….

Panettone Bread Pudding
Adapted from a recipe at
Yield: Makes 8 servings
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup orange liquor, heated
1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 pound panettone, sliced 1 inch thick
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 1/2 cups half-and-half
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
Soak raisins in hot liquor 15 minutes, then drain.
Meanwhile, butter panettone on both sides and cook in batches in a large heavy skillet over medium heat until golden brown on both sides.
Whisk together remaining ingredients.
Tear panettone into bite-size pieces and spread evenly in a buttered 13-by 9-inch baking dish. Scatter raisins over top, then pour in egg mixture. Let stand 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle.
Bake until pudding is golden and just set, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.



  1. Cindy,
    Just wanted to stop by and wish you and your husband a fabulous 2010!
    Thanks Candy. Happy New Year to you and your husband also!

  2. That looks good – I made a pannetone bread pudding last week. It was amazing. So good that I went our and bought 2 more pannetones that were on sale after Christmas. LOL
    Have a great New Year!

  3. When I saw this post, I knew I had all of the ingredients. Well, not homemade Pannettone like yours (TJ’s instead), but it was good.
    The bread pudding turned out wonderfully! Thank you so much for the inspiration and recipe!
    Nancy-I’m glad you enjoyed it. I know I sure did!