Southern Bread Pudding


The simplicity of this bread pudding is what makes it so delicious. It's a classic custard dessert passed down through generations.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
1 9-inch pudding


  • 4 cups cubed white sandwich bread

  • ¼ cup raisins

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste

  • teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 2 cups half-and-half

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 9-inch square baking dish.

  2. Spread half of the bread in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, and remaining bread. Sprinkle with more cinnamon and nutmeg and drizzle with melted butter.

  3. Combine half-and-half, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl until well mixed and pour over bread. Press down on the bread with a fork to make sure it is saturated with the custard.

  4. Place the baking dish in a large pan of boiling water and bake in the preheated oven until the center is set, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

296 Calories
13g Fat
41g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 296
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 215mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 167mg 4%

* 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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