This bread pudding is very versatile and lovely in texture. Christmas time can inspire a bread pudding by simply substituting a good-quality eggnog for the milk (or part of it). Also add a pinch of nutmeg and mace to produce a sumptuous holiday dessert. Otherwise, enjoy this just as it is with a dollop of whipped cream.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
9
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large mixing bowl, pour hot milk over bread. Blend eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into the bread mixture and blend well. Add raisins. Mix well.

  • Melt the margarine and pour into a 9x13-inch pan. Pour bread mixture over margarine. Bake for 40 minutes, or until firm and golden brown. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts

473 calories; protein 10.1g 20% DV; carbohydrates 88.4g 29% DV; fat 9.1g 14% DV; cholesterol 70.7mg 24% DV; sodium 454.9mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2006
VERY GOOD!! My entire family LOVED it!! Everyone was eating seconds. I used cinnamon raisin bread and regular bread. I also added a little more raisins nutmeg and cinnamon. Also 1/2 eggnog and 1/2 milk. I used this simple recipe for vanilla sauce... Serve this vanilla sauce with bread pudding or any other dessert. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 cup boiling water 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract dash salt PREPARATION: In small saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in 1 cup boiling water. Simmer stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter vanilla extract and salt; blend well. Thank you for such a great addition to my Christmas dinner!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/03/2006
This has the consistency of yorkshire pudding and is not sweet at all. I should have known it would have no taste since the recipe didn't call for any spices such as cinnamon or cloves or nutmeg. Read More
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170 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 125
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2006
VERY GOOD!! My entire family LOVED it!! Everyone was eating seconds. I used cinnamon raisin bread and regular bread. I also added a little more raisins nutmeg and cinnamon. Also 1/2 eggnog and 1/2 milk. I used this simple recipe for vanilla sauce... Serve this vanilla sauce with bread pudding or any other dessert. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 cup boiling water 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract dash salt PREPARATION: In small saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in 1 cup boiling water. Simmer stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter vanilla extract and salt; blend well. Thank you for such a great addition to my Christmas dinner!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2004
The taste was almost just like 'Momma' use to make it. I find I had to decrease the amount of sugar to 1/2 the the recipe amount. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
I tried this recipe again for Christmas. I used half eggnog and half milk. Really wish I could say how good it was, but I didn't get any. Family scarfed it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
MAKE THIS RECIPE! I used egg nog (made with evaporated milk cinnamon and nutmeg... among other things) and the bread pudding tasted just like my mum's. PLEASE make this you won't regret it! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/02/2006
This has the consistency of yorkshire pudding and is not sweet at all. I should have known it would have no taste since the recipe didn't call for any spices such as cinnamon or cloves or nutmeg. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2007
Very nice. I omitted the raisins and added a couple of tablespoons of leftover Solo Poppy seed filling from cookie baking a diced apple I used half brown sugar and half white and half a tsp of orange extract as well as a pinch of salt. Very easy recipe with little cleanup. Bread pudding is allways so versitile and it's a great use for the bread i'm allways baking. If you butter the pan and sprinkle it with a little sugar it makes for a great crispy crust. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
I am from New Orleans - the home of bread pudding - but had never made it before. After reviewing several recipes, I decided to try this one. It is fabulous to say the least. I did make a few changes. I added 1 tsp of high-quality cinnamon and about 1/2 tsp of nutmeg. I substituted 1/2 c. heavy cream and 1/4 c. of coffee mate vanilla caramel for some of the milk. I also added a fourth egg. It cooked up beautifully - nice and fluffy - and was eaten by all my dinner guests. The leftovers also taste great - even cold. I will use this recipe again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2005
My family LOVED this recipe. I substituted cinnamon raisin bread for the bread and eggnog for the milk. I also topped it with a brandied caramel syrup for a yummy holiday dessert. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2003
This is a good basic bread pudding recipe. It is a tad too sweet for my taste so I cut the sugar by 1/2 cup. No raisins for me either. The preparation is good. Read More
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