Umm Ali Bread Pudding


  • 1 package of frozen puff pastry (approx. 17 ounces)

  • 1 (15 ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk

  • 3 cups of water

  • 1/2 cup of cream

  • 3/4 cup of pistachios (shelled and chopped)

  • 1/2 cup of pine nuts

  • 1/2 cup of almonds

  • 1/2 to 3/4 cups of coconut flakes (depending on your taste)

  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Portions: 8


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  2. Unroll the puff pastry sheets and place them on greased baking sheets or ones lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes. You want the puff pastry to be golden and puffed. Remove from oven but do not turn the oven off.

  3. Break the puff pastry into small pieces (about 1 to 2 inches). Place the broken pieces into a large bowl along with the nuts and coconut flakes. Be sure that they are mixed well and evenly distributed. Place the nuts and pastry mixture into a greased 9 x 12 baking dish.

  4. In a saucepan, heat the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and water on medium heat. Allow to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

  5. Pour the milk mixture over the puff pastry nut mixture. Pour the cream on top and bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

  6. Serve warm or at room temperature.