Old-Fashioned Southern Bread Pudding


Excellent, satisfying, and smells delicious.

A piece of Southern bread pudding on a white plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
4 servings


  • 3 cups day-old bread cubes

  • cup raisins

  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened applesauce

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup buttermilk

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 dash ground cinnamon


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

  2. Spread bread cubes and raisins in a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Mix applesauce, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a small bowl. Pour mixture over bread.

  3. Mix milk, sugar, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract together in another bowl and pour over bread. Sprinkle top with a dash of cinnamon.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

You can use currants instead of raisins if you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

356 Calories
6g Fat
68g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 356
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 322mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 204mg 16%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 393mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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