Can You Freeze Bread Pudding?
“Here (insert your name), why don’t you have some bread pudding. I actually made a whole lot, so you can take ALL OF THIS HOME”. Imagine you being in that scenario and getting loads upon loads of bread pudding. You have so much and keeping it in the fridge won’t work, as it will get spoiled easily, how do you go about storing it properly?
So you want to know if you can freeze bread pudding for storage? The answer is yes. When it comes to storing this dessert, it is pretty easy and the guide below will actually show you how to do it.
How to Freeze Bread Pudding
When it comes to freezing bread pudding, the process is pretty simple and if you do it properly, you should be able to store it up to 3 months if done correctly.
What you are going to want to do is allow the baked bread pudding to cool, usually for a couple of hours.
Now would be a good time to cut it up into manageable sizes, as it makes it easier to store in the freezer. It also helps, as you can take out a piece when you need it, without having to deal with one big pudding.
Here you are going to want to wrap the pieces of bread pudding properly. You will use saran or plastic wrap and wrap it a good amount of times, so that it is totally covered and protected from the elements. If you want to take extra precaution, you could wrap again, this time using aluminum foil.
Once it is wrapped securely, you are now going to want to put the bread pudding in a freezer container or freezer bag. Whichever one you have on hand will work perfectly
Now you are ready to put the bread pudding the freezer. Remember that you can store it for about 2-3 months, that is why it is a good idea to label the container, just so you have an idea as to when it first went into the freezer.
How do You Thaw Frozen Bread Pudding?
Now you are ready to feast on some of that amazing pudding, how do you go about defrosting it? What you can do is take it out of the freezer bag/container and either put it in the fridge and let it sit overnight, or you could put it in a plate and let it sit on a counter until it gets to room temperature.
You should be aware that after being in the freezer for so long, the pudding might lose some of its moisture, as that is a given.
Obviously once it is fully defrosted, you are going to want to warm it up. I have a pretty nifty bread pudding reheating guide that goes into full detail, highlighting the different reheating steps.
For a quick overview, you can warm it up either using the microwave or the oven. The microwave is pretty quick and will get it steaming hot in a couple of minutes. The oven is excellent as well, it just takes a longer time to get everything done.