Easy Bread and Butter Pudding with Jam

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For years I thought that I should only share recipes that were pretty, with staged photos, showing the dish at its best. But, I realised a few months ago that some of my favourite recipes to cook are ones that are easy and often don’t look the best but taste great. So I thought I should start sharing the less than picture perfect ones too.

I love a simple bread and butter pudding and years ago I created a cheats version using brioche and ready made custard. It’s been a family favourite recipe ever since then but, I also create variations of that same recipe and this Bread and Butter Pudding with Jam is just one of those recipes.

We make jam every summer from our strawberry harvest and so it’s something we always have a surplus off and something that we’re always looking for new ways to use up. Bread pudding full of layers of strawberry jam seemed like such a great idea and a nice traditional addition to a pretty classic recipe too.

Easy Bread and Butter Pudding with Jam

What jam should I use for this recipe?

You can literally use any jam for this easy bread pudding recipe. We’ve tried strawberry jam, raspberry jam and apricot jam and they have all turned out perfectly so I would use whatever jam you have to hand.

The jam makes a great alternative to chocolate chips or dried fruit in this bread and butter jam pudding. It’s a delicious recipe the whole family love and bread and butter pudding with apricot jam is one of our favourites.

The great thing about a simple bread pudding recipe is that the children can get involved in the cooking. It’s so easy to layer the different elements up, pour over the custard and then put it in the oven to bake. The children ask to make this more often than baking a cake at the moment!

Obviously you can make custard yourself in this recipe but I love using ready made custard to cut a corner and save some time. Whatever custard you use, this will definitely be a dessert everyone will enjoy – and they’ll even come back for seconds.

Easy Bread and Butter Pudding with Jam

What equipment do you need for a jam bread and butter pudding recipe?

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 Bread and Butter Pudding with Jam recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 250g sliced brioche loaf, croissants, individual brioche etc
  • 200g jam
  • 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 jam 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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Easy Bread and Butter Pudding with Jam

I love bread and butter pudding and years ago I created a cheats version using brioche and ready made custard. It’s been a family favourite recipe ever since then but, I also create variations of that same recipe and this Bread and Butter Pudding with Jam is just one of those recipes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Keyword baking
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 529kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g sliced brioche loaf croissants, individual brioche etc
  • 200 g jam
  • 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 jam 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.

Easy Bread and Butter Pudding with Jam

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