Bread Pie is a bread pudding in a pie crust. We can already hear some of you exclaiming, “Of course! That’s so brilliant!” But for those who need a little extra persuading, imagine the classic, tender, custard-soaked bread cubes in a creamy, luxurious filling all atop a buttery, flaky pie crust. Mmm, starting to see it now? Yes, Bread Pie is as indulgent and tantalizing as it seems, and apart from some patience while it chills, it doesn’t require too much from you. What a beautiful treat it is, indeed!

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  • pie dough, enough for a single-crust pie
  • 1 cup bread, cubed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons butter


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2 –Lightly flour a worksurface and roll the dough out into a 1/8-inch-thick circle.

Step 3 –Transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie plate.

Step 4 –Trim the crust to 1/2-inch beyond the rim of the plate.

Step 5 –Flute the edges of the pie dough.

Step 6 –Arrange the bread cubes in the bottom of the pie crust.

Step 7 –In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, the milk, the sugar, and the vanilla together.

Step 8 –Pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes.

Step 9 –Sprinkle the nutmeg over the pie filling.

Step 10 –Dot the pie filling with the butter.

Step 11 –Bake the pie for 10 minutes.

Step 12 –Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

Step 13 –Bake until a knife inserted into the center of the pie comes out clean, about 45-50 minutes. Cover the edge loosely with foil during the last 15 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning.

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Step 14 –Remove the foil and let the pie cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.

Step 15 –Refrigerate the pie for at least 3 hours and up to overnight.

Step 16 –Serve.