Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
cups milk
1/4
cup butter
2
eggs, slightly beaten
1/2
cup sugar
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon salt
6
cups soft bread cubes (about 6 slices bread)
1/2
cup raisins, if desired
Whipping (heavy) cream, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk and butter over medium heat until butter is melted and milk is hot.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix eggs, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir in bread cubes and raisins. Stir in milk mixture. Pour into ungreased deep round pan.
  • 3
    Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean. Serve warm with whipping cream.

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Expert Tips

  • Bread pudding is indeed an old-fashioned dessert, a comforting way to use up stale bread. Any type of bread makes a neutral base for a flavorful custard; use day-old sliced whole-wheat, raisin or sourdough.
  • Chewy dried fruit adds a contrasting texture to the tender softness of the pudding. Dark or golden raisins, cherries, chopped figs or apricots add color and sweet-tart flavor.
  • Play with how you season the custard. Sweet spices are traditional, but you could take a savory turn with a few dashes of ground coriander, crushed fennel or anise seed. In combination with some cinnamon, they make for an intriguing dessert.
  • Skip the dried fruit and go straight to full-on indulgence by stirring in chunks of dark chocolate or white chips with the bread cubes.
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
Saturated Fat
3g
Cholesterol
60mg
Sodium
280mg
Total Carbohydrate
25g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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