Bread Pudding Recipe


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Looking for a warm, comforting dessert that’s easy to make and absolutely delicious? This classic Bread Pudding is the perfect treat. Made with simple ingredients like bread, milk, eggs, and sugar, it’s a great way to use up stale bread and create a cozy dessert that everyone will love.
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  • 6 cups day-old bread, cubed (French bread, brioche, or challah works well)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
For the Sauce (optional):

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brandy or bourbon (optional)

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Prepare Bread: Place the cubed bread in the greased baking dish. If using, sprinkle the raisins evenly over the bread cubes.
  3. Make Custard: In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, heavy cream, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg until well combined.
  4. Combine Bread and Custard: Pour the custard mixture evenly over the bread cubes. Gently press the bread down with a spoon or spatula to ensure it absorbs the custard. Let it sit for about 15 minutes to soak.
  5. Bake: Drizzle the melted butter over the top of the bread pudding. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Make the Sauce (optional): While the bread pudding is baking, prepare the sauce. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the granulated sugar and whisk until dissolved. In a small bowl, beat the egg and then gradually whisk it into the butter-sugar mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens slightly (about 1-2 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and brandy or bourbon, if using.
  7. Serve: Let the bread pudding cool slightly before serving. Drizzle the optional sauce over each serving, or serve it on the side.
  8. Enjoy: Enjoy this warm, comforting dessert on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
This classic Bread Pudding is sure to become a family favorite with its rich flavors and comforting texture. Enjoy every bite!
OMG YES to this Bread Pudding recipe! 🙌 Basically a magical way to turn boring old bread into pure dessert heaven ..Love that it's easy to make and perfect for using up leftovers 😋
Bread pudding recipe? 🍞🥣 Soak day-old bread in a custard mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, and spices, then bake until golden and set for a comforting and indulgent dessert that's perfect served warm with a drizzle of caramel sauce or a scoop of vanilla ice cream - a classic and delicious way to repurpose stale bread!
This bread pudding recipe looks absolutely comforting! 😋 Can't wait to bake this up for a cozy dessert. Thanks for sharing the deliciousness!