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Simple Bread Pudding Recipe

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February 12, 20100 found this helpful

Cook Time:50 mi

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

CloseTimes:Prep10 min Inactive Prep24 hr 10 min Cook50 min Total:25 hr 10 min Recipe Tools:


2 cups granulated sugar

5 large beaten eggs

2 cups milk

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

3 cups cubed Italian bread, allow to stale overnight in a bowl

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened

1 cup chopped pecans

For the sauce:

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

1 egg, beaten

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup brandy


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan.

Mix together granulated sugar, eggs, and milk in a bowl; add vanilla. Pour over cubed bread and let sit for 10 minutes.

In another bowl, mix and crumble together brown sugar, butter, and pecans.

Pour bread mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over the top and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven.

For the sauce:

Mix together the granulated sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir together until the sugar is melted. Add the brandy, stirring well. Pour over bread pudding. Serve warm or cold.

good luck.

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February 17, 20100 found this helpful

Good Morning Rosalie,

The recipe I use for Bread Pudding just couldn't be easier. In the first place, Bread Puddings were "invented" by frugal mothers who were not inclined to waste their good white breads, homemade biscuits, cinnamon buns, yeast rolls, and cake donuts, just because they were less than fresh. At the same time, they used bread pudding to add a

little more nutrition to that frugal use of leftover breads by adding good fresh eggs, butter and milk.

Cinnamon and vanilla were the flavors most often used, but sometimes a bit of orange, lemon and/or almond extracts were added as well. Raisins were incorporated into the mixture to add that extra texture and sweetness. Sometimes, chopped nuts and applesauce were added. These additions may be used without changing the basic recipe.


A good Bread Pudding Recipe is not carved in stone, so I'll give you a Basic recipe, and you can go from there. Any questions, just write to me at

< kitcat22791 AT > and I'll do my best to answer ASAP.

Basic Recipe for Bread Pudding

8-10 cups bread cubes (white bread, homemade biscuits, white or yellow cake, cake or yeast donuts, and cinnamon rolls can be used. Just remember to adjust the sugar if you use already sweetened breads or rolls.

2 cans (12 oz) Carnation Canned Milk

12 ounces water

1/2-1 cup (more or less) light brown sugar

3 whole large eggs, lightly beaten

2 tsp vanilla

1-2 tbsp. ground cinnamon (We love cinnamon)

1/3 -1/2 cup butter (melted)

1/2 cup raisins mixed in with bread cubes (optional)

1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts mixed in with bread cubes (optional)

1 cup applesauce or mashed ripe banana (optional)

Place the bread cubes (including raisins, craisins, or chopped nuts) in a large buttered pan.

Add together canned milk, water, beaten eggs, brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Include applesauce or ripe banana in this mixture if you are using either.

Mix well, and add melted butter to the liquid mixture. Pour over the bread cubes, making sure that all bread is submerged in the milk mixture. Allow to sit and "soak" while the oven pre-heats to 325º.


Place the pan in the oven, and bake for about 40 minutes or until you see a nice light brown color. Bread Pudding should be pretty well "set" in the 40 minutes, but if it seems to be less than done in the middle, bake it a little longer.

Since this bread pudding will rise some, you may want to place foil under the pan to catch any run-over in case it happens while baking. I always do.

Remove from oven and allow to cool before placing in refrigerator. Bread pudding can be eaten warm with heavy cream, ice-cream or whipped cream, but it's delicious all by itself. Our family will eat it cold from the refrigerator for breakfast if we have it.

Good Luck. It's very easy. Julia in Boca Raton, FL

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February 18, 20100 found this helpful

This recipe was given to me by a lady who was the cook in a nursing home. 1 tbsp. baking soda, 8 oz. raisins, 1 c.boiling water- sprinkle soda over raisins- add boiling water & stir thoroughly- set aside.


2 sticks oleo

2 1/2 c. sugar

2 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves

1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg

6 eggs

1 qt. milk

1 loaf (16oz.) whole wheat bread- diced into 1/2" cubes

Cream oleo, sugar & spices- add eggs & mix until well blended. Add remaining ingredients & raisin mixture. Mix until bread softens- pour into large pan & bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour or until set. Enjoy

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