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Butterscotch-Pecan Bread Pudding

Bread pudding fans just might hoard this yummy butterscotch version. Toppings like whipped cream and a butterscotch drizzle make this dessert absolutely irresistible. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 9 cups cubed day-old white bread (about 8 slices)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream and butterscotch ice cream topping


  • Place bread, pecans and butterscotch chips in a greased 4-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cream, brown sugar, melted butter and vanilla until blended. Pour over bread mixture; stir gently to combine.
  • Cook, covered, on low until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, 3-4 hours. Serve warm with whipped cream and butterscotch topping.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving (calculated without whipped cream and butterscotch topping): 502 calories, 30g fat (16g saturated fat), 154mg cholesterol, 384mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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  • daleylb
    Jul 2, 2017

    No comment left

  • SCreeker
    Mar 6, 2015

    What a fabulous dessert! I put everything in the crock pot, cooked it 3 hours. I didn't need it for another 45 minutes, so I just unplugged the crock pot and left it. It was still warm. I heated caramel topping and added it to the top. Every time I have made it, people just rave.

  • lolohiser
    Feb 21, 2015

    This bread pudding was o.k. but at 3 hours - when the knife was "clean" - the outside was burnt. I have other recipes for bread pudding that are better.

  • auntym50158
    Nov 30, 2014

    I made this for Thanksgiving and got rave reviews! Everyone loved it.

  • ShellyCooks
    Nov 23, 2014

    I'm lactose intolerant so I made this pudding with almond milk. I don't have a problem with butter so I used it and the pudding was delicious! Someone asked if this could be baked. I'm sure that would work --- bake at 350 degrees F. I like the ideaof using fresh apples. Has anyone ever tried whiskey sauce to serve with the pudding? I have! Yummy!!!

  • morocha
    Nov 22, 2014

    I had a Nesco and I was curious if I could use it as a slow cooker and this was the Nesco advice: "You can use a Slow Cooker recipe and set the temperature at 200 degrees. The unit will cook the product in approximately half the time stated at high setting of the Slow Cooker recipe". Maybe this will help. I now have a slow cooker and everybody loved the Butterscotch-Pecan Bread Pudding.

  • mistywind
    Nov 22, 2014

    thank you for a great recipe! Love it!

  • Thumper1984
    Nov 22, 2014

    You said it Water4Chocolate!!!

  • Water4Chocolate
    Nov 22, 2014

    TO: mykidzmom23--Back off already--not everyone is perfect like you think you are! RE Recipe: Has anyone tried this with regular, lowfat, or evaporated milk to reduce the high fat calorie count?

    Nov 9, 2014

    Directions are very clear jntnewsom and laceyst. Why are you even asking about an oven??