Chocolate-Pear Bread Pudding

Fondation OLO | Recette | Pouding au pain choco-poires
the illustrated version
of this recipe

Soft pieces that are easy to eat with your fingers

  • Servings: 16
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 70 minutes
  • Cost per serving: 48¢
  • Storage: Environ 4 days in the fridge. Can be frozen.
  • Kitchen tools: Cutting board, sharp knife, measuring cups and spoons, wooden spoon, vegetable peeler or small sharp knife, 8-inch square baking dish, parchment paper (or oil), 2 large bowls
  • This original recipe was developed by Extenso—the Université de Montréal reference centre on human nutrition


  • 15 slices of sliced bread (600-625 g) torn into pieces
    You can use dry bread. Or half white bread and half whole wheat bread
  • 500 ml (2 cups) milk (divided: 250 ml [1 cup] + 250 ml [1 cup])
  • 125 ml (½ cup) plain yogurt
  • 125 ml (½ cup) brown sugar
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled and diced Or peaches, apples or plums
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) chocolate chips Or raisins or dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) sugar


1. Place oven rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 160 °C (325 °F). Oil an 8-inch square baking dish or cover with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, add the bread and pour half of the milk (250 ml / 1 cup) over the top. Set aside.

3. In another large bowl, mix the other half of the milk (250 ml / 1 cup) with the yogurt, brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, pears, chocolate chips and salt.

4. Pour this mixture over the bread and stir thoroughly.

5. Pour the preparation into the baking dish, sprinkle the sugar on top and bake for 70 minutes, or until the centre is firm.

6. Allow to cool before removing the pudding from the baking dish. Cut into 16 cubes (4 x 4).

Nutritional balance

This recipe provides foods from the following food groups:

  • Grain products

Delicious served with a glass of milk or fortified soy beverage