If you like bread pudding, french toast and the topping on apple crisp, you’ll love my Stormy Day Breakfast Bread Pudding.

While the recipe uses canned pears, feel free to use your favorite canned fruit. I’m not a fan of canned peaches, fruit cocktail or pineapple, but I think all should work well with this recipe.

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I originally posted this on Food.com, and the reviews averaged a 5 star rating. Here are a few of them:

My family absolutely LOVED this! It tastes way more naughty than it actually is. Fantastic recipe.

Review by mmmarmalade

I have made a lot of unsuccessful bread puddings and this is my first really successful one. This is light, moist, crunchy and just the right amount of spice. I loved the idea of the pears, and will try other fruit in the future. Thanks for a recipe that can be a great breakfast or with vanilla ice cream a great finish to a dinner.

Review by Carole in Orlando

I prepared this last night and refrigerated it! I put the topping on before I popped it in the oven this a.m. and it was a wonderful breakfast treat! The heavenly smell got the kids out of bed, my little one even licked his plate 🙂 Everyone went their separate ways in a good mood! Thank you Karen for this delightful dish. I will make it again and again! It’s a *keeper*

Review by Chef V

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Stormy Day Breakfast Bread Pudding:

Stormy Day Bread Pudding | Future Expat


2 cups milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups dry bread cubes (feel free to use old hamburger buns)
16 ounces canned pears, drained and chopped
ground cinnamon


1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray an 8″ x 8″ glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine milk, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla and salt. Blend well.
  4. Add bread cubes and mix well. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  5. Arrange place pears over bread and sprinkle entire top with cinnamon.
  6. Mix topping ingredients of oatmeal, brown sugar and melted butter together.
  7. Sprinkle over bread & pears.
  8. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let sit for 5 minutes before cutting. Serve warm.

Stormy Day Bread Pudding | Future Expat

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