Cheats Mincemeat Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

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Bread and butter pudding is such a classic British dessert and one that we really enjoy as a family. I’ve always made our Cheats’ Bread and Butter Pudding recipe but over recent years I’ve started to make variations of it too.

Cheats Mincemeat Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

It’s always nice to mix up a recipe and I made a festive cranberry and orange version a few years ago but this year I thought I’d pull out all the stops, as it’s Christmas after all, and make a full on Mincemeat Bread and Butter Pudding.

Can you vary this Bread and Butter Pudding recipe?

I am always looking for ways to use up leftover mincemeat over the festive season and this super simple recipe is such a great way of doing that and a fantastic alternative to mince pies. We use a brioche loaf for this recipe but you can use any leftover bread, brioche, panettone bread etc that you have to hand. As you can see, perfect for finishing off the Christmas leftovers through December and beyond.

Using ready made custard also saves the hassle of making your own – faffing about with double cream, caster sugar etc but if you feel like making your own, go ahead. We tend to use really cheap tinned custard and the recipe turns out great every time.

Cheats Mincemeat Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

For a little extra crunch, you can sprinkle the top of the dish with demerara sugar before you bake it which adds a nice texture to the top but is completely optional. Either way, this makes a really lovely Christmas dessert.

This easy bread pudding is a recipe that the whole family love. It’s something that we’ll happily eat in the New Year when we find some mincemeat in the fridge but it’s also fantastic to have on Christmas day, sweet, rich and full of flavour after a hearty Christmas dinner.

We make this recipe in one big baking dish to share after any family meals but you can easily make it in separate dishes too for individual servings. It would look great in little glass ramekins so you can see the layers inside!

This may be our favourite bread and butter pudding variation although I have a few more planned. I’ll make sure to share our future bread and butter pudding recipes with you as I make them – we have a hot cross bun one and a chocolate bread and butter pudding in the pipeline. Watch this space!

Cheats Mincemeat Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

If you’re looking for other festive recipes to try, check out our Mince Pie Cookies, Festive Swirls and Mince Pie Fudge recipes. You can see all our mincemeat themed recipes to date here.

What equipment do you need for bread and butter pudding?

For this recipe you will no doubt be able to use things you already have at home but, in case it helps, here’s what we use when putting this recipe together:

And there you have it. It really is one of the simplest recipes to make that you really don’t need any special equipment or ingredients for.

Here’s our Cheats Mincemeat Bread and Butter Pudding recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 250g sliced brioche loaf, croissants, individual brioche etc
  • 200g mincemeat
  • 400g ready made custard

Recipe:

  • Pre heat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
  • Put a layer of brioche in the bottom of an ovenproof dish or roasting tin
  • Spread over a generous spoonful of mincemeat and then add another layer of brioche, repeating until the dish is full.
  • Pour over the custard into a jug and add 100ml water. Mix well and then pour slowly over the brioche until it has all been soaked up.
  • Put the baking dish in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until nicely browned.
  • Serve warm and enjoy.

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Cheats Mincemeat Bread and Butter Pudding

A really hearty and warming dessert to enjoy over the festive season – or when you find leftover mincemeat in the cupboard!
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword baking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 541kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g sliced brioche loaf croissants, individual brioche etc
  • 200 g mincemeat
  • 400 g ready made custard

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6
  • Put a layer of brioche in the bottom of an ovenproof dish or roasting tin
  • Spread over a generous spoonful of mincemeat and then add another layer of brioche, repeating until the dish is full.
  • Pour over the custard into a jug and add 100ml water. Mix well and then pour slowly over the brioche until it has all been soaked up.
  • Put the baking dish in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until nicely browned.
  • Serve warm and enjoy.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Cheats Mincemeat Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

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