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Bread Pudding Recipe

Bread Pudding

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"This is one of my favorite desserts. The sauce makes the dessert! I don't use raisins, but a lot of people like to add them in."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Butter an 8x8 inch glass baking dish. Soak bread in hot milk for five minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon butter, salt, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour into the baking dish.
  3. Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place baking dish on towel inside roasting pan, and place roasting pan on oven rack. Fill roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the baking dish. Bake for 60 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  4. While pudding cools, combine 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, cream, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a large saucepan. While stirring, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and stir 3 minutes more. Spoon over warm bread pudding.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 25, 2007

I am always asked to make this again...there is never enough! I used 5 cups fresh french bread, cut out one of the eggs, and did what an earlier reviewer suggested: use half brown sugar and half white sugar, and I used half milk and half cream. I also sprinkled some raisins on top as an after thought. It turned out great because the people who don't eat raisins can just pick them off instead of digging for them. I used a regular 8x13 brownie pan on just my oven rack, no water bath, reduced the temp and baked for well over an hour. (If I even get a hint of egg taste, I won't eat it...this doesn't taste like eggs.)Marvelous recipe! I always bake it when the kids are sleeping and hide it so I don't have to share. I'm greedy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 30, 2011

I am a bread pudding expert! This is not a good recipe. It's an egg custard with bread, and not a whole lot of substance. The egg taste really came through. The sauce was good but not a lot of flavor, just amazing number of calories. Don't serve it immediately after it comes from the oven. Allow it to cool and "set up," or it will be too wet, like some other reviewers must have discovered. I actually thought it was better cooled substantially. I won't make this again.

Oct 09, 2003

Awesome recipe. The sauce is definitely a winner and should be used warm. I added cinnamon and nutmeg to bread pudding and also used nutmeg in the sauce. Incredible! Cooks well not in a water bath too, just lower the heat a little.

Jan 02, 2010

I've been using this recipe for 6+ yrs & it is my most requested recipe. I make it for comfort food. It is a custard-like pudding, not thick & dry (although I do add a little extra bread. I use unsliced Italian or french bread with crust removed cut or torn in lrg. squares. I add 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg and hi-quality fresh vanilla and unsalted butter. This always needs to cook longer than the 1 hour called for. I now use a glass dish so that I can see precisely when it is done and not overcooked.

Jan 02, 2004

Before I made this recipe I read all the comments, so instead of using an 8x8 I used an 8x11 pan. The pudding was still moist but not watery. We loved it!!! The sauce was perfect, did not change a thing!! Thank you for sharing, this will be added to my favorites and it will be part of our family recipes.

Oct 09, 2003

This was the first bread pudding I've ever made. I took it to work and my co-workers loved it. My supervisor said it was the best thing he had put in his mouth in a long time. I used raisin bread and added a couple of tablespoons of bourbon to the sauce -- Good work Missi!

Oct 12, 2003

I did add 1 tsp. nutmeg and 1 tsp. cinnamon to the bread pudding. Used french bread (approximately four cups). Will probably eliminate crust of french bread. Pudding was GREAT...sauce was GREAT without any additions to the recipe.

Oct 08, 2003

This bread pudding is the BEST ever! My new favorite recipe! Since I didn't use the full carton of heavy cream (the recipe calls for a 1/2 cup) I whipped what was left into whip cream to use on top.


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  • Calories
  • 349 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 256 mg
  • 85%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 262 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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