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This easy Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding with added Baileys is the ultimate Christmas dessert. Festive, fruity and delicious. What’s not to love?!


Panettone Bread and Butter pudding with baileys for Christmas dessert with chocolate chips

It’s almost December so we are well and truly GO GO GO with Christmas foods – RIGHT?

I LOVE any make ahead dishes, for Christmas Day and around the festive season in general. 

We are all short on time and often oven space so any dishes that are simple, delicious AND can be made ahead are a win for me.

You’ll love this Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding because: 

✅ The taste of Christmas in a cosy pud!
✅ Easy to prep in advance for Christmas Day.
✅ Perfect alternative to traditional Christmas pudding.

Panettone bread and butter pudding with chocolate chips and melting ice cream on top


I wanted to make a festive twist on a great British favourite the Bread and Butter pudding

I knew Panettone would be the perfect swap for the traditional white bread used in this recipe. Panettone is an Italian sweet bread containing sultanas, citrus peel, crunchy hazelnut frosting and sugar strands. 

I hope you like the recipe, it makes a fab alternative for those people not keen on traditional Christmas pudding

How to make panettone bread and butter pudding, cubes of dry sweet bread with egg mixture pouring on

Top tips for making the Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding:

  • Do try to allow time for the pudding to soak before baking, it allows the liquid to sink into every bit of the pud.
  • Try to use panettone that is slightly stale or leave yours to dry out a little (this stops the pudding from being mushy).
  • Be sure to cook this recipe LOW AND SLOW. The oven needs to be pretty cool to keep the dessert soft and ‘wobbly’. If in doubt, or you think your oven may be on the hot side, turn it down lower than 170C and cook for a little longer.
  • Serve with ice cream, cream or custard.

How to make Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding with Chocolate Chips

Fancy some other Christmas dessert inspiration?

Chocolate chip panettone Christmas bread and butter pudding in a white dish

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Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding with Baileys

This easy Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding with added Baileys is the ultimate Christmas dessert. Festive, fruity and delicious.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 People


  • 20 g Unsalted butter
  • 350 g Panettone , See note 1.
  • 200 ml Double cream
  • 250 ml Semi skimmed milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • 100 ml Baileys liqueur
  • 50 g Caster sugar
  • 50 g Chocolate chips, See note 2.


  • Pre-heat oven to 170C.
  • Butter the base of a shallow casserole dish/baking dish with the butter.
  • Chop the panettone into small cubes (about 3cm). Put into a buttered baking dish.
  • Mix the cream, milk, eggs, liqueur and sugar together and pour over the panettone. Sprinkle over the chocolate chips. Allow to soak in well for about 30 minutes. (See note 3.)
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 - 40 minutes until the egg mixture is just set and the top is golden and crispy.


Note 1 - This works very well with slightly stale or leftover panettone, if yours is very soft and fresh, I tend to chop into chunks and then leave on a plate covered by a tea towel for a couple of hours until it dries out a little. It's not vital to do this, it just keeps the texture of the cooked pudding a little firmer.
Note 2 - Regular chocolate chopped into chunks is fine too. Dark or milk is fine, whichever you prefer.
Note 3 - You can prep up to this step 24 hours in advance. Cover and store in the fridge. Bake as normal when you are ready to serve. (It may take 5 minutes longer to cook if coming straight from the fridge.)


Calories: 516kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 12gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 336mgPotassium: 114mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 1253IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 127mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Family Food
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this to take to friends house and everyone including myself thought it was delicious.
    I put 50ml extra Baileys in and 50ml less milk. I also put some orange zest in which made it a little more festive too.
    So thanks for your easy delicious recipe .
    I am going to look at your other suggested recipes too.

  2. Also made this twice – used salted caramel Irish cream liqueur and out Lindt dark chocolate with a touch of sea salt. Oh it’s so good.

  3. 5 stars
    Made this twice and both times its been lush. I have left the pannetone in slices instead and used roughly cut white chocolate instead as not too keen on milk or white. Turned out perfect and even my Bailey’s hating partner enjoyed it.