Canned or fresh peaches and day old bread are transformed into a delicious homestyle dessert with just the right touch of cinnamon and nutmeg in this recipe for Crock-Pot Peach Bread Pudding. Dusted with powdered sugar right before serving takes this dessert over the top!
Slow Cooker Peach Bread Pudding
There is just something about bread pudding that says “comfort food” to me. And my family loves a good bread pudding for dessert after dinner. This recipe for Crock-Pot Peach Bread Pudding was an instant hit with my husband and kids.
I had sent my husband out a few days before for a salad and a loaf of bread to go with our dinner. Somehow he came home with 3 loaves of French bread instead of one.
I guess he couldn’t resist the smell of fresh baked bread at the grocery store.
It’s OK, neither can I! 🙂
I decided to take the other two loaves of bread and transform them into a yummy dessert a few days later.
You can use pretty much any type of bread that you want in this recipe… sandwich bread, hot dog buns, hamburger buns, raisin bread, brioche. You can even mix and match the bread types you use.
Bread pudding was created to use up leftover bread that otherwise would have gone to waste.
To ensure that your bread pudding comes out moist but not mushy you need to have “day old” bread. That means bread that has dried out a little bit.
What I find easiest is to run each piece of bread through the toaster on low just to dry it out and remove some of the moisture.
You can also lay the bread slices out on a baking sheet and flip it over a few time or pop the baking sheet in the oven for a few minutes.
The bread doesn’t need to be crouton level of a crisp, but lightly toasted will be perfect.
I used my casserole slow cooker to make this recipe but you can also use a 6 quart or larger oval slow cooker.
And I decided to use canned peaches because that is what I had on hand in the pantry, but feel free to use fresh peaches if they are in season. Either will taste great!
Equipment Needed For Crock-Pot Peach Bread Pudding Recipe:
- 3.5 Quart Casserole Slow Cooker OR 6 Quart, 6.5 Quart Or 7 Quart Slow Cooker
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- Can Opener
- Medium Mixing Bowl
- Liquid Measuring Cup
- Dry Measuring Cups & Spoons
- Powdered Sugar Duster
Frequently Asked Questions
Bread pudding is the perfect recipe to use up stale or day old bread and can be made with a variety of different types of bread. Either bread you bought and then forgot, or if you are frugal, bread that is marked down at your local grocery store or bakery. My top 5 types of bread to use when making bread pudding are:
– French Bread
– Pullman Loaf
– Italian Bread
If canned peaches are not your thing or you have an abundance of fresh or frozen peaches you can easily use those in this bread pudding recipe instead. In this recipe, the canned peaches as well as the juice from the can are used. If you are using fresh or frozen peaches you will want to use either apple juice, peach nectar or even just water in replacement for the peach juice from the canned peaches. If using frozen peaches, go ahead and allow them to thaw before using in this recipe.
Bread pudding is such a versatile recipe. In fact, we have several great slow cooker bread puddings that you should definitely check out. That being said, if you would rather use a different type of fruit feel free to experiment. Some yummy other types of fruit you might consider are:
You can even do a combination of your favorite fruits!
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