This recipe includes directions for making lemon sauce, a perfect complement to a spicy bread pudding.

Linda
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 8x11 inch casserole with nonstick spray.

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  • In a large bowl, combine bread cubes, 1 cup sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix in raisins, if desired.

  • In another bowl, blend milk, melted butter, and eggs. Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix together without turning bread mixture into mush. Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish.

  • Place casserole dish into a larger baking pan. Pour hot water into baking pan about 1/3 up the side of the casserole dish, creating a water bath. Bake for 45 minutes.

  • In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, 1 cup hot water, 2 tablespoons butter, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Cook on medium heat until bubbling and thickened. Stir constantly to avoid scorching. Serve with bread pudding.

Nutrition Facts

264 calories; 5.2 g protein; 38.5 g carbohydrates; 75.1 mg cholesterol; 258.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2003
The lemon sauce on this one is awesome! I loved it. The bread pudding itself was also great but the lemon sauce was the best. Definitely worth making again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2013
A little to much juice did not firm will try again. Read More
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77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2003
The lemon sauce on this one is awesome! I loved it. The bread pudding itself was also great but the lemon sauce was the best. Definitely worth making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2003
The lemon sauce on this one is awesome! I loved it. The bread pudding itself was also great but the lemon sauce was the best. Definitely worth making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
Delicious! I added a bit of vanilla and it was superb! I will definately keep this recipe and share the joy!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/28/2003
I used day old french bread for this recipe and it turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2008
Perfect. I was in the middle of making this when I realized I was late for an appointment, so I set my oven cook timer and prayed for the best. I cooked it exactly as indicated and even had the sauce ingredients in the pot but not cooked yet. So, I came home and looked at it and it was beautiful sitting there in my oven. The sauce turned out delicious too even though I got impatient and poured more clear jell into the sauce to thicken it quicker... then it got a little clumpy, but it was still SO tasty. I always save my heels of bread and stick them in the freezer so I can make a bread pudding when I have enough. Takes about 14-16 heels I think to make a bread pudding! :D The more the better. I dumped the bread/sugar mixture into my greased pan BEFORE I poured in the milk mixture... then I poured the milk mixture over the cubed bread, making sure to get it all soaked. This helped to keep the bread from falling apart (I've done that before!). This is an exceptional recipe. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2003
This is just like the one my mom made when I was little. Always a favorite of my daddys. I made some for them the other day since my mom had long since lost the recipe... It was gone in a flash! Yum! Origionally out of a 1950's Betty Crocker cookbook if I remember right. We won't lose this one again. P.S. This sauce is wonderful with pound or Angel Food cake too!Lora Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2006
Wow... just like mom made... very good... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2007
I didn't care for the lemon sauce but used the creamy vanilla sauce from another bread pudding recipe that was very good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2006
A delicious custardy bread pudding. I made it with day old sourdough bread and added the raisins and that lemon sauce! Deluxe mmm mmm very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2003
This wonderful recipe is quick to make tasted wonderful to everyone and will be made again in our home. Have tried many recipes and found this one to be a smooth easy make in the kitchen. This recipe is highly recommended to anyone who wants to make this dessert quickly become a family favorite of yours too! The lemon sauce was stupendous loved the flavor not to strong and not to little. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe for me to use! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2013
A little to much juice did not firm will try again. Read More
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