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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch pudding
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

296 calories; protein 6.1g; carbohydrates 40.8g; fat 12.6g; cholesterol 111.9mg; sodium 215.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2020
I accidentally used heavy cream instead of half and half (a delightful mistake), and added a teaspoon of bourbon along with the vanilla. I so wish I'd taken a photo of my neighbor's first bite! I'd have taken a selfie of my first bite too, except my hats were busy spooning up my second bite. This was my first ever time of making bread pudding, a dessert I've always loved, and it is both very simple, and the best I've ever eaten. Read More
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3 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2020
I accidentally used heavy cream instead of half and half (a delightful mistake), and added a teaspoon of bourbon along with the vanilla. I so wish I'd taken a photo of my neighbor's first bite! I'd have taken a selfie of my first bite too, except my hats were busy spooning up my second bite. This was my first ever time of making bread pudding, a dessert I've always loved, and it is both very simple, and the best I've ever eaten. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2020
This makes a good basic bread pudding. I mixed all the ingredients with the exception of the bread cubes for even distribution. I then added the bread cubes and mixed so the bread would be evenly moistened. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2020
I added a bit more cinnamon because I love cinnamon. Very easy recipe Read More
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