This recipe is enjoyed by everyone I have ever served it to. There are never any leftovers because it is so creamy and rich.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Generously butter an 8x8 inch baking dish. Prepare a water bath for the baking dish by placing a larger dish in the oven, and partially filling it with hot water.

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  • Place bread cubes in the baking dish. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Slowly whisk in the scalded milk. Pour over the bread. Sprinkle with nutmeg, brown sugar, and pecans.

  • Place the baking dish in the water bath. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve either hot or chilled.

Nutrition Facts

450.3 calories; 13.7 g protein; 50.3 g carbohydrates; 140.7 mg cholesterol; 392.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (82)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
I looked around at recipes on this site and didn't find anything better. Here's my twist: Before I cube the bread, I spread it with butter then sprinkle it liberally with cinnamon sugar. It sticks to the bread and bakes into the pudding. Very good. Other than that, this recipe is wonderful! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/05/2007
The texture was good but the flavor was bland. I used good bread and the finest ingredients... I won't try this recipe again. Read More
(5)
108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
I looked around at recipes on this site and didn't find anything better. Here's my twist: Before I cube the bread, I spread it with butter then sprinkle it liberally with cinnamon sugar. It sticks to the bread and bakes into the pudding. Very good. Other than that, this recipe is wonderful! Read More
(121)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
I looked around at recipes on this site and didn't find anything better. Here's my twist: Before I cube the bread, I spread it with butter then sprinkle it liberally with cinnamon sugar. It sticks to the bread and bakes into the pudding. Very good. Other than that, this recipe is wonderful! Read More
(121)
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2003
This bread pudding is so good! It was a hit at Thanksgiving this year. I also sprinkled in some cinnamon along with the nutmeg and brown sugar as some others suggested great idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2005
Fabulous recipe which has been enjoyed by everyone who tasted it. I used Challah bread instead of French bread (and a lot more than the recipe calls for). I also used quite a bit more brown sugar and pecans on the top and made a bourbon sauce to finish it with. Delicious! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2007
Great bread pudding!! I made a few slight changes...I used half cream & half milk crossaints instead of french bread and increased the amount of bread significantly. I didn't have nuts so I just topped with brown sugar cinnamon & nutmeg. I also made the brown sugar sauce from this site and served the bread pudding with it. WONDERFUL!! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
This was a really nice bread pudding. I brought it to my boyfriends parents' house for Thanksgiving and it was a hit (in a crowd that's usuallly not big on dessert!). To make it a little richer (for the holidays) I used 3 eggs and 2 egg yolks and also used cream for 1/3 of the milk. I also used the new Splenda baking blend to cut the sugar--no discernible difference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2006
This bread pudding is great one of the best I've ever tasted. I made it on Christmas day this year and last this will be one that I will make ever Christmas dinnner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
We LOVED this recipe! I was out of bread and used THOMAS' cinnamon flavored waffles and it turned out fantastic! Thanks! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2006
This was fabulous. I did add cinnamon and it needed to bake for over an hour but smothered with whipped cream it's delicious! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2003
Great use of leftover bread! As a matter of fact I'm eating the rest of it now. I added raisins and cinnamon to mine. Wonderful recipe made with ingredients found in the pantry. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/05/2007
The texture was good but the flavor was bland. I used good bread and the finest ingredients... I won't try this recipe again. Read More
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