Slideshow: 9 Sweet Ways to Use Leftover Bread

Salted Caramel Banana Bread Puddings
Salted Caramel Banana Bread Puddings
Bread and bananas are two items that always seem to fall by the wayside. A two day old half baguette or a few slices of white and a spotty banana or two are exactly what makes this recipe for Salted Caramel Banana Bread Puddings the ideal last minute dessert.

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Capirotada (Bread Pudding with Raisins, Apricots, and Cheese)
Capirotada (Bread Pudding with Raisins, Apricots, and Cheese)
Capirotada is a spiced, syrup-based bread pudding that's a Lenten favorite in New Mexico and throughout the southwest. But with its raisins, pecans, and savory-sweet flavor, we love it anytime.

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Summer Fruit Panzanella
Summer Fruit Panzanella
This sweet version of the classic bread salad is meant to showcase whatever seasonal fruit looks best at the market. Similarly, you can swap out the croissants for any day old bread you have, though challah would be a particularly nice choice.

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Classic Challah Bread Pudding
Classic Challah Bread Pudding
Whether you choose to make it because you've got something you need to use up (eggs, milk, stale bread), or just because you love it, this rich, comforting bread pudding delivers a whole lot of dessert satisfaction with just a small amount of effort.

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White Chocolate Bread Pudding
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
Who knew old bread could turn into something so elegant? Served just warm, the creamy, custard-soaked bread cubes melt in your mouth, while the exterior is just slightly crisp and caramelized.

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Banana-Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding
Banana-Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding
Cubes of stale bread are transformed when soaked in a rum-laced custard and dulce de leche, then layered and capped with bananas.

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Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding
Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding
Chocolate and bread is already an obscenely divine combo (think pain au chocolat), but incorporating them into a warm custardy dessert makes the result downright dangerous.

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