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freshly baked bread pudding with raisins, pineapple, and shredded coconut in a white pan
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4.58 from 7 votes

Hawaiian Bread Pudding

Hawaiian Bread Pudding is soft, moist, and loaded with tropical flavors and fruit caramel sauce. It's easy to make and is the perfect use for day-old bread.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Soaking8 hrs
Total Time9 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 473kcal


  • 1 package (16 ounces) pan de leche or pandesal rolls
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained and juice reserved
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can (14 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

Caramel Sauce

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice (reserved from can of pineapples)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 tsp cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, combine bread cubes, pineapple chunks, and raisins. Transfer to a lightly greased 9" x 11" baking dish.
  • In a bowl, combine heavy cream, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, and melted butter. Whisk until well-blended.
  • Pour liquid mixture over bread mixture. Gently toss to moisten bread.
  • Cover baking dish with foil and refrigerate for one to two hours or up to overnight.
  • Remove cover and sprinkle coconut flakes on top of bread mixture.
  • Bake in a 350 F oven for about 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. If the top is browning before pudding is set, cover loosely with foil.
  • Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool.
  • Drizzle caramel syrup over pudding and cut into squares. Serve warm or cold.

For the Caramel Sauce

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  • Add pineapple juice and heavy cream, stirring constantly.
  • Add cinnamon and nutmeg and stir to distribute.
  • Continue to cook for about 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.


Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 1090IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 0.7mg