Inspired Cinnamon Espresso Bread Pudding {in a jar} #SundaySupper

Oh Friends, I have a bit of a confession to make. You see, I am obsessed with Mason Jars. I love them! I love to use them for everything, from making lotion to salad dressings, everything goes in a mason jar. They are great for gift giving too. Someone you know is sick? Give them the gift of chicken noodle soup…in a mason jar. I use them for cut flowers or as drinking cups. Really, mason jars fill so many needs around my home, more than just for canning, but I do that with them too.


This #SundaySupper is inspired by a cookbook titled Desserts In A Jar, 50 Sweet Treats That Shine by Shaina Olmanson (click title to purchase) and published by Harvard Common Press. This book is just so clever and fun that I do not even know where to begin! Love the step by step instructions, they are awesome and easy to follow. The pictures of the desserts are so mouthwatering pretty that you will want to make/bake your way through the entire book in no time.  I say this from experience, because I am so excited and inspired to make/bake my way through this entire book.

One of the recipes that I first wanted to play with was one for Bread Pudding. Shaina Olmanson’s recipe utilizes lemon and fresh blueberries. I could just taste how fresh and rich this bread pudding was just reading it, but blueberries are not yet in season here in Michigan so I went ahead and adapted her recipe and played around with it until I had Cinnamon Espresso Bread Pudding to share with you all. My dad was the lucky recipient of these jars. He approved, only he suggested I add raisins. Such a traditionalist my dad.

Cinnamon Espresso Bread Pudding {in a jar}


  • 1 Loaf of stale bread (chopped into 1 inch cubes or so)
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1 Shot of Espresso (cooled)
  • 2 tablespoons packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Pinch of Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup half and half (or whole milk)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • Carmel Sauce (for topping)


Step 1
combine the liquid ingredients. Mix well.
Step 2
Add in the brown sugar, and mix until dissolved.
Step 3
add cubed bread into a bowl and pour the the egg mixture over the bread. Stir to coat and let sit for 20 minutes.
Step 4
Spoon your mixture into your clear pint size mason jars half way up. Take care not to over fill as these will raise as they bake.
Step 5
Into a preheated oven at 350F place your jars on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake these for 30 to 35 minutes. The tops will be golden brown and the centers set.
Step 6
Let them cool and serve. I chose to top mine with Carmel sauce and a drizzle of half and half.

As always


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Be sure to check out what all the bloggers are sharing. The #SundaySupper crew has been hard at work and these desserts are nothing short of spectacular.

Ready for more Desserts in Jars? Take a look at these recipes from the Sunday Supper bloggers:

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 And… We are so excited for you to try this book, that many of these bloggers will be giving away copies of Desserts in Jars. You will have to check out their blogs on Sunday for details.


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35 thoughts on “Inspired Cinnamon Espresso Bread Pudding {in a jar} #SundaySupper

  1. Yummm! And how clever are you to incorporate some of the best flavors on planet earth – espresso, cinnamon – into pudding. Sort of glad you didn’t have blueberries because I love this one =)

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  12. who wouldn’t be obsessed with mason jars?! they are so cute! I like to even put fresh flowers in them and use them as vases b/c they are so cute and charming! LOVE your bread pudding recipe. . yum!!!

  13. Lovely, lovely, lovely! We made a lot of bread pudding back in my B&B days… but how cool it would have been in a jar!

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  17. I’m just getting on board with the mason jar craze and now I’m a bit obsessed. I need more! Your bread pudding sounds wonderful – I love the cinnamon and espresso flavour combination. Since it has coffee, this works for breakfast, right? 😉

  18. I also have a Mason jar obsession, and I love finding them when I’m out. Your version of bread pudding sounds delicious! The addition of cinnamon and espresso is just heavenly!

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