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Thanksgiving Breakfast or Dessert Recipe: Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding

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This recipe is equally tasty baked on the grill or in the oven. If you bake it in the oven, it leaves your house smelling of citrus!

Nothing says “holidays” like cranberries so here’s a great recipe to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas, or to use up your leftover cranberries! While this is a great dessert paired with ice cream, it is equally great as breakfast to create a festive mood on Turkey Day. Plus, who doesn’t love some orange liqueur?

While I made this recipe on the grill in a cast iron skillet, you can also use the oven, it is the same concept.


  • 1.5 cups of milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 2 tblsp orange zest
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 loaf challah or brioche bread, torn into small pieces

Mix all ingredients together and let sit for 20 minutes. Pour into a cast iron skillet (if using your grill) or a pie dish. Bake on indirect heat of the grill for 30 minutes until the bread pudding rises and gets golden on the edges. If using an oven, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and let bake for 30 minutes until the pudding has risen and turned golden brown.

Bake this on the grill and your family will think you are the grilling Goddess (perfect if it’s already heated up from cooking the main course). Make this in the oven and your house will smell like cranberry-orange goodness!


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4 Responses to Thanksgiving Breakfast or Dessert Recipe: Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding

  1. PatioDaddio November 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    Looks like a great recipe, Robyn!

  2. Robyn November 17, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    thanks John! ;)

  3. Chris November 20, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    I like the triplesec, nice citrus touch.

  4. Robyn November 20, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    Everything is better with a little triple sec! :)

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