Instant Pot Limoncello Bread Pudding {Carrabbas Italian Restaurant}

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Instant Pot Limoncello Bread Pudding based on Carrabbas Italian restaurant’s own bread pudding recipe. This limoncello dessert has a sweet yet tart taste. This instant pot bread pudding is made to perfection with lemon flavor.


Instant Pot Limoncello Bread Pudding Title


Carrabbas Italian restaurant

Have you ever ate at Carrabbas Italian restaurant? I love the Italian flavors at this Italian restaurant. There was this limoncello dessert I had there years ago that was fabulous. I really wanted to make a copycat of that lemon flavor dessert,


Instant Pot Limoncello Bread Pudding in a bowl with spoon


Instant Pot bread pudding

When I got my Instant Pot, it came with a little cookbook which included an Instant Pot bread pudding. Thinking of that limoncello dessert I had at Carrabbas Italian restaurant, I felt I could make a copycat recipe in the Instant Pot!


Instant Pot Limoncello Bread Pudding close up on black plate


Limoncello dessert

My one friend got me hooked on Limoncello. This lemon flavor liquor really makes for the best bread pudding recipe. That limoncello dessert I had years ago at Carrabba’s would be amazing if I can make that as an instant pot bread pudding!


Cooking Tip:



The hardest part of this lemon flavor dessert was finding a little pan to fit my Instant Pot. A little round cake pan was the answer. As this limoncello dessert was cooking, the scent was to die for!


Instant Pot Limoncello Bread Pudding long pin

Best bread pudding recipe

What made this the best bread pudding recipe? Truthfully it was because it is an Instant Pot recipe.  The steaming action inside the Instant pot is what made this bread pudding one of the best I have eaten. 


Instant Pot Limoncello Bread Pudding on a black plate

Instant Pot tips

In making this Instant Pot bread pudding here are a few tips I have about the Instant Pot.


  • Buy a lifter rack. It helps get the pan out of the Instant pot without burning yourself.
  • Get your self a second inner container.


This way you do not have to clean inner pot so much, and you can use it for various recipes on the same day. Like, make a spaghetti dish, which takes 5 minutes to make in the instant pot, yes that with uncooked noodles!


With the second container, you can whip up this limoncello bread pudding. You have dinner and dessert all cooked up in the Instant Pot.

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Instant Pot Limoncello Bread Pudding on table with bottle limocello

Yield: Serves 4

Instant Pot Limoncello Bread Pudding Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Instant Pot Limoncello Bread Pudding based on Carrabba's own bread pudding recipe. The limoncello gives this Italian dessert that sweet yet tart taste. The Instant Pot cooks this challah bread pudding to perfection.


  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup limoncello
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cups cubed stale challah bread
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup limoncello


  1. Whisk together the cream, milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla extra, t and limoncello.
  2. Put the bread into a small 8-9 inch round cake pan that can fit into the Instant Pot.
  3. Pour the cream mixture over the bread.
  4. Put 1 1/2 cups of water into the inner container in the Instant Pot.
  5. Using a sling, or the handles of the rack, carefully lower the pan into the Instant Pot.
  6. Place the lid on the pot and set the Steam Release Knob to Sealing.
  7. Using the "manual" button, set time to 30 minutes using the + or - button, or dial.
  8. When cook cycle ends, let Instant Pot naturally release pressure for 15 minutes.
  9. Then turn the knob to Venting for 10 minutes.
  10. Open and carefully remove the pan, using the sling or the rack's handles, be careful removing the pan, be sure to wear at least oven mitts when taking it out.
  1. Combine limoncello and sugar in a small pan.
  2. Bring to boil, stirring, to dissolve sugar.
  3. Cook for about a minute.
  4. Drizzle over bread pudding.
  5. Serve it up and ENJOY!


  • When you make Instant Pot Recipes that require it to be cooked in a pan like this Limoncello bread pudding, you need to set the pan on the rack inside the inner container, not directly on the bottom of the pot.
  • The Ultra Insta Pot does not have steam release knob from what I understand. Refer to the manual if you have that Instant Pot.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 717Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 400mgSodium: 313mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 1gSugar: 60gProtein: 18g

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  • Celeste | The Whole Serving
    March 11, 2018

    I have a instant pot But I haven’t been using it much. Think I’ll have to dust it off to make this delicious bread pudding.

    • Deanna
      March 11, 2018

      YOu love it! I think I am becoming addicted to my Instant Pot

  • I still haven’t made a dessert in my instant pot – it looks like it’s time to change that! This looks great!

    • Deanna
      March 11, 2018

      Im finding out making desserts in this really makes the desserts so much better and fluffier 🙂

  • Debbye
    March 11, 2018

    Oh my goodness, I’ve died and gone to heaven with this recipe. My grandmother used to make bread pudding when we were little and this reminds me so much of it. Thanks so much.

    • Deanna
      March 12, 2018

      I am glad I can envoke a good memory! Bread pudding one those comfort foods I love 🙂

  • Natalie
    March 12, 2018

    I love bread pudding! This looks absolutely delicious and I love that you made it with limoncello – so unique and I bet it’s so yummy.

    • Deanna
      March 12, 2018

      I love limoncello, it really makes it 🙂 Thank you!

  • I love limoncello!!!! It is possibly my favourite after dinner drink!
    I often pour it over ice cream as a quick dessert, but I can’t wait to give this pudding a go.

    • Deanna
      March 12, 2018

      It is really great! i think you like it 🙂