It's not cake, and it's not pie. It's really not a pudding in the traditional sense - but you will love the soft sweet goodness of a good batch of this bread pudding!
Dish type


  • 1 (about 16 ounces) loaf crusty bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cans (12 fl.-oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tblsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 package (1/2 of 16.5-oz. pkg.) or 12 dough squares NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Dough
  • Vanilla DREYER’S® or EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED Light Ice Cream, for serving (optional)


Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
Cook Time
60 min
  1. PREHEAT the oven to 350°F. Toss bread cubes and melted butter on ungreased, large baking sheet. Spread out evenly.
  2. BAKE for about 20 minutes or until golden. Let coo1 for 10 minutes on sheet on wire rack.
  3. GREASE 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Transfer toasted bread cubes prepared baking dish and let cool completely.
  4. WHISK evaporated milk, water, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large bowl. Pour custard mixture over the top of the bread cubes pressing down on the bread, so it is mostly submerged in the liquid. Let stand for 1 hour, pressing down on bread once or twice.
  5. PREHEAT the oven to 400°F. Break 12 cookie dough squares in half and dot bread mixture with dough pieces. Cover the dish snugly with foil.
  6. BAKE for 25 minutes. Carefully remove foil and bake for an additional 35 to 40 minutes until custard is set and the top is golden brown. Serve warm with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.