Challah Bread Pudding with Chocolate and Dried Fruit

Challah Bread Pudding with Chocolate and Dried Fruit

For a very Happy Hanukkah (or any holiday!) celebration, this indulgent bread pudding is a festive treat that can’t be beat. Traditional challah takes on a whole new look mixed into a rich and creamy sauce, and topped with decadent chocolate and cherries. It’s another sweet twist from Redpath!


8 to 10 servings


25 minutes


1 hour


  • 8 cups (330 g) cubed day-old challah bread (about 10 slices)
  • 1 cup (190 g) dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup (110 g) dried cherries
  • 2 cups (500 ml) 3.25% milk
  • ½ cup (108 g) Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) melted butter
  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) orange juice
  • 1 tsp (5g) orange zest
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract


Grease a 9 x 9 inch (23 x 23 cm) baking dish with butter and set aside.

In a large bowl mix together cubed bread, chocolate, and dried cherries.

Whisk together milk, Redpath® Dark Brown Sugar, melted butter, eggs, orange juice, orange zest, and vanilla. Pour over bread and mix well.

Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish, cover with foil and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Place in preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and set.

Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.


  • If you don't have dried cherries, dried cranberries or raisins will also work.
  • Make this recipe extra decadent by stirring in ¼ cup (30 g) of cocoa powder into the milk mixture.