Bread and Butter Pudding

This divine dessert is a great way to use up leftover French bread.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

8
slices French bread, each 1/2 inch thick
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
3
eggs
2/3
cup granulated sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/8
teaspoon salt
2 1/2
cups milk, scalded and cooled
Powdered sugar, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Butter 1 1/2-quart casserole. Spread one side of each slice bread with butter. Layer bread slices, buttered sides up, in casserole; sprinkle with cinnamon. Beat eggs slightly in medium bowl; mix in granulated sugar, vanilla and salt. Stir in milk; pour over bread.
  • 2 Place casserole in pan of very hot water (1 inch deep). Cover casserole loosely with aluminum foil. Bake 20 minutes; remove foil. Continue baking 35 to 40 minutes longer or until knife inserted 1 inch from edge of casserole comes out clean. (Cover with foil if top gets too brown.)
  • 3 Remove casserole from hot water. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Scalding milk is simply the process of heating it to just under a boil.

Adding 1/2 cup of raisins or chocolate chips to the egg mixture puts a slightly different twist on this comfort food dessert.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
65 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
7 %
(Saturated Fat
4 g,
4 %
),
Cholesterol
90 mg
90 %;
Sodium
250 mg
250 %;
Total Carbohydrate
33 g
33 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
7 g
7 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
12%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.