panettone bread and butter pudding

Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding with Orange Sauce

A delicious version of English bread and butter pudding, made using fluffy slices of Italian Panettone.



  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 oz butter
  • 5 slices of Panettone
  • 2 oz sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • cinnamon and nutmegs q.s
  • 1 orange juice
  • 3 oz sugar (for the sauce)
  • 1 tbs water
English Recipes
6 servings
20 min.
40 min.
60 min.

This idea is inspired by a popular and traditional English recipe for bread and butter pudding. However, instead of using normal bread, I recycle leftover slices of panettone, pandoro or other similar foods.

Quite a few people even like bread and butter pudding made with croissants! However, the Panettone version remains my favourite. I like it so much that I have made two versions of it; the first with a simple and delicious orange sauce, and the second with a splash of rum added- delicious for both adults and children!

panettone slices


  • First, preheat oven to 180°. In a mixing bowl, combine milk, sugar, cinnamon and eggs until you reach a creamy, smooth consistency.
  • Add the slices of panettone and leave to absorb for a few minutes.
  • Grease a baking dish with butter, arrange the slices of pannetone on it and pour the rest of the mixture over the top. Bake for approximately 40 minutes.

For the sauce:

  • Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and reduce until you reach a thick consistency (if necessary, you can add cornstarch to thicken)
  • Leave to cool, then pour over the pudding, ready to serve.
  • You can also add a bit of punch to the orange sauce with a few tablespoons of Cointreau or Amaretto liqueur.
  • Alternatively, you can make the sauce simply by diluting some organic orange jam or marmalade with a splash of water or liqueur.

You can also make a chocolate version of the bread and butter pudding using chocolate panettone.

‚ÄčIf you're planning to have a buffet for your Christmas celebration, you could easily make smaller, individual bread and butter puddings.

And if you have children, your mini bread and butter puddings will be a definite hit!

individual panettone bread and butter pudding

Images: Bread and Butter pudding by Wkerry usend under  CC BY-SA 3.0Sliced - Julia's Orange Bread by alpha used under CC BY-SA 2.0 | One of the best... by Vernon Chan used under CC BY 2.0