Rhubarb Bread Pudding

Looking for more ways to enjoy rhubarb? Try it in this decadent Rhubarb Bread Pudding! Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!
Rhubarb Breading Pudding in a white baking dish on a red and white cloth napkin.
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 668kcal
Author Liren Baker


  • 1 16-oz loaf day-old brioche
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam
  • 3 stalks rhubarb leaves trimmed, and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter for baking dish
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • vanilla ice cream for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and place the baking rack in the center of the oven.
  • Slice the brioche in half lengthwise, as if you were making a large sandwich or making a layer cake. If the bread is especially lofty, you may consider slicing it into three layers, about 1 inch thick each. Spread the jam between the layers of bread, then reassemble the brioche. Cut into 1 inch crosswise pieces, then crosswise again, until you have cubes of jam filled bread.
  • Toss the rhubarb in 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  • Prepare a 9″x13″ baking dish by buttering the dish and sprinkling with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Arrange the brioche in the baking dish, and nestle the rhubarb in the nooks and crannies. Scatter the remaining rhubarb over the bread.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining cup of sugar with the heavy cream, half and half, eggs, rum, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour if over the bread and rhubarb and let it sit in the the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, periodically pressing the bread so that it gets evenly saturated.
  • Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for about 50 minutes, or until the bread pudding has puffed and is set in the center. Remove from the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes. Serve warm with scoops of vanilla ice cream.


Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 1164IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg
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