Blue Ridge Bread Pudding Recipe

Your friends and family will delight in this incredible and versatile recipe crafted by the culinary team of the Grove Park Inn. This recipe requires two days to make so prepare accordingly.


  • 2 cups brown sugar

  • 6 whole eggs

  • 2 cups half and half

  • 1 vanilla bean, pod scraped

  • 3 cups leftover croissant, Danish or any other breakfast pastry, medium diced

  • 4 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced thinly


  • Grease a 13 x 9 x 4 inch pan

  • Mix together brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, and ¼ and ½ in a bowl

  • Pour over the diced pastry, cover and let sit in the refrigerator overnight

Next Day

  • Preheat the oven to 350°

  • Slice the bananas and fold into the mixture.

  • Pour bread and banana mixture into prepared pan.

  • Cover with foil for 20 minutes, remove foil.

  • Bake for an additional 15- 25 minutes, or until set.

  • Remove from oven.

Can either be served hot or cold.
Try serving with a chocolate or caramel ice cream.