I received this recipe from my husband's aunt who has been serving this at her restaurant for years. Great for people who don't like bready things, because it has more custard than bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking dish
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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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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • Blend half-and-half, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt in a blender until smooth. Arrange bread in a 9x13-inch baking dish; sprinkle with raisins and cinnamon. Pour egg mixture over bread.

  • Place baking dish in a large roasting pan; fill roasting pan with boiling water halfway up the sides of the baking dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until set, about 1 1/2 hours. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 27.3g; fat 11.2g; cholesterol 91.7mg; sodium 161.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2014
This recipe makes the absolute best Bread Pudding on earth! last week we bought a big box of Krispy Cream Donuts, that my friends daughters school was selling as a fund raiser. We are not really a fan of those donuts, but, I bought them to help out the school band. I was so darn happy that I did. I tore apart those donuts and used them in this recipe instead of bread. A gigantic OMG...The absolute best we have ever eaten. I do have one suggestion. I made ours in a very tall bake pan. This made the Custard part sink to the bottom and it turned out spectacular! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2016
I. Doubled the bread after I read it was really wet. The flavor was great but it was still way to wet for me. Read More
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117 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 105
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2014
This recipe makes the absolute best Bread Pudding on earth! last week we bought a big box of Krispy Cream Donuts, that my friends daughters school was selling as a fund raiser. We are not really a fan of those donuts, but, I bought them to help out the school band. I was so darn happy that I did. I tore apart those donuts and used them in this recipe instead of bread. A gigantic OMG...The absolute best we have ever eaten. I do have one suggestion. I made ours in a very tall bake pan. This made the Custard part sink to the bottom and it turned out spectacular! Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2013
Without a doubt, bread pudding is my husband's favorite dessert. We are pretty good foodies and he has eaten bread pudding all over the country and probably in every restaurant in NOLA. I have made different recipes many, many times at home. I made this recipe last night. He says this is absolutely, positively the BEST he has ever eaten. I agree. I bake my own bread but I followed the recipe exactly. I always use a butterscotch, caramel sauce with bourbon from Bon Appetite magazine. EXTRAORDINARY! This will be "the" bread pudding forever. No reason to try anything else. Oh, did I mention, IT'S EASY! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2013
perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2013
I love this recipe. I've made it three times and it always comes out so good! Thank you so much for sharing. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2014
I made this recipe last night and it is fantastic. More custard than bread pudding but full of yummy old fashioned goodness. I will be making this again and again. Thanks. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2014
OMG…the holy grail of bread pudding!!!! Used leftover challah bread from my bread machine adventures(got so lazy I just let it be a loaf instead of removing and braiding). It was sooo good kinda makes me want to add some whisky to it for a little zing. No sauce needed because it stays so moist. But again I feel the need to put liquor in this….not sure why but it is absolutely delicious as is !!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2014
I have made this several times now. This is exactly like my Dad use to make more than 50 years ago. His recipe too was in his head - never written down. I tried many other bread pudding recipes but none had the custard in it like Dad's until I found this one! My husband I and anyone I have served it to feel that it is the best ever! Thank you SweetPea for submitting!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2014
Here it is - AT LAST!!! I don't need to taste it in my mouth, my brain is doing the tasting based on ingredients. This is the same recipe my mum used ( except she did'nt have a written recipe) and I have been looking for this for a looonnnng time. I even have my sister lookingfor it. Here's what tipped me off. More custard than bread - check, raisins - check. Baked in a "slow" oven forever ( that is more than an hour at 300° ) - check. Wow! I'm going to make some tomorrow and surprise her with it! Bread pudding yay! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2015
For years I have been trying to recreate my favorite bread pudding from the Renaissance Diner in Hell's Kitchen in NYC - and here it is. I never would have thought of the low temp the slow cook and the higher custard to bread ratio. Thank you! I feel like I've found a long-lost friend and that we've picked up exactly where we left off. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2016
I. Doubled the bread after I read it was really wet. The flavor was great but it was still way to wet for me. Read More
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