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King Cake Bread Pudding

King Cake Bread Pudding

These bright colors, sprinkles and bread pudding will put you in the mood for a Mardi Gras par-tay!


Bread Pudding

  • 1 (16.3 ounce) can Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated Buttermilk biscuits
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk or half-and-half
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Glaze and Decorations

  • 2 cups cream cheese frosting (from two 1-pound cans)
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon, if desired
  • Yellow, purple and green sanding sugar, coarse sparkling sugar or candy sprinkles


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13 x 9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Bread Pudding: Bake biscuits as directed on can. Cool.
  3. Meanwhile, in very large bowl, beat eggs slightly. Add milk and sugar; beat well. Stir in pecans, raisins and cinnamon.
  4. Cut each cooled biscuit into 6 (1-inch) pieces. Add biscuit pieces to egg mixture; gently stir to mix and coat well. Let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, so biscuit pieces soak up egg mixture. Pour mixture into baking dish; press down slightly to even top.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until knife inserted into egg mixture comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven; cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
  7. Glaze and Decorations: In small bowl, mix frosting and bourbon until well combined. Spread Glaze evenly over Bread Pudding.
  8. Sprinkle sanding sugar over top to make it pretty!

Prep 15 min | Total 1 hr | Servings 10

Nutrition Information: Serving Size: 1 Serving: Calories 552.0 Total Fat 17.7g 27% Saturated Fat 4.4g 22% Cholesterol 76.8mg 26% Sodium 622.8mg 26% Potassium 191.5mg 6% Total Carbohydrate 90.9g 30% Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7% Sugars 59.9g Protein 9.6g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin C 0.50% Calcium 8% Iron 13.10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe credit: Amy Erickson

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Pillsbury