Perfect holiday dish! Simple and delicious. Pairs well with a strong cup of black coffee and early morning solitude.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix eggs, butter, apple syrup, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and salt. together in a large bowl. Stir in half and half and milk. Place cubed bread and currants into a large baking dish. Stir in the egg mixture until bread is evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Uncover the baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; protein 7.8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 45.8g 15% DV; fat 12g 19% DV; cholesterol 74.9mg 25% DV; sodium 443.6mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
Truly a special recipe. I didn't change a thing! The spice combination is delicious, and the currants are wonderfully festive. (Raisins would be fine, in a pinch, but currants give more of a kick.) I also made a whiskey sauce to top the pudding when serving. (1/2 c butter, 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 c heavy cream, 1/4 c whiskey: heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Done. Super easy and great on bread puddings.) I made this pudding for Christmas dinner and could not have chosen a more perfect dessert. Everyone loved it. I will be making currant and cardamom bread pudding for years to come... THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS RECIPE :) Read More
(18)
5 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2011
Truly a special recipe. I didn't change a thing! The spice combination is delicious, and the currants are wonderfully festive. (Raisins would be fine, in a pinch, but currants give more of a kick.) I also made a whiskey sauce to top the pudding when serving. (1/2 c butter, 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 c heavy cream, 1/4 c whiskey: heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Done. Super easy and great on bread puddings.) I made this pudding for Christmas dinner and could not have chosen a more perfect dessert. Everyone loved it. I will be making currant and cardamom bread pudding for years to come... THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS RECIPE :) Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2012
This recipe will become a tradition with us. I made it and sent it to my husband's work party. There wasn't a crumb left to bring home. It tasted wonderful. Not your typical dessert. I made my own apple syrup from a recipe that I found on the internet using apply jelly. (Couldn't find apple syrup at the store.) Found dried currants at the local health food store in the bulk section. It is worth the effort to make this dessert. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2014
This recipe is a favourite. I have also used craisins and maple syrup for a small change. Cardamom reminds me of Christmas and this is perfect for the holiday. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2017
I highly recommend this bread pudding. I followed the recipe exactly no changes are needed. I had some for dessert and I going to try some more in the morning with "black coffee and solitude". If I was serving this to company I might serve it with a very light vanilla sauce jut to dress it up a little. The bread I used was Hot Cross buns that I had frozen from Easter - they already had currants in them but I still added more as per the recipe. Thank you to the poster - this was a real treat. Serving size is very accurate in this recipe Read More