Pudding Without Oven Caramel Bread Recipe

Indulge in the rich flavors of caramel and bread with this stovetop pudding recipe. Perfect for those without an oven or anyone craving a warm, comforting dessert.


  • 6 slices of bread (any type will do, preferably slightly stale)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Butter (for greasing)


  1. Begin by preparing the caramel. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the granulated sugar over medium heat. Stir continuously until the sugar melts and turns into a golden caramel color. Be careful not to let it burn.
  2. Once the caramel is ready, quickly pour it into the bottom of a greased pan. Swirl the pan to ensure the caramel coats the bottom evenly. Set aside to cool and harden.
  3. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until well combined.
  4. Cut the bread slices into cubes or tear them into bite-sized pieces. Arrange the bread pieces evenly over the hardened caramel layer in the pan.
  5. Pour the milk and egg mixture over the bread, ensuring all pieces are soaked.
  6. Cover the pan with a lid or aluminum foil and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes to allow the bread to absorb the liquid.
  7. Place the pan on the stovetop over low heat. Cook the pudding covered for about 30-40 minutes or until the custard is set. You can check by inserting a toothpick into the center; if it comes out clean, the pudding is ready.
  8. Once cooked, remove the lid or foil and let the pudding cool for a few minutes.
  9. To serve, carefully invert the pan onto a serving plate, allowing the caramel to drizzle over the pudding. Cut into slices and enjoy warm.

This stovetop caramel bread pudding is a delightful treat that’s simple to make and sure to please everyone at the table.

Leave a Comment