Bread Pudding Recipe
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Bread Pudding Recipe

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Back in 13th-century England, bread pudding was called poor man's pudding. Leftover bread was simply soaked in water, then seasoned with sugar and spices. Todays version features eggs, milk and butter.—Evette Rios, Westfield, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 to 1 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced bread, cubed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 220 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add the milk, sugar, butter, raisins, vanilla, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Gently stir in bread cubes.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm or cold. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Bread Pudding in Reminisce January/February 1995, p49

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"This is the best bread pudding I've made. I tried different recipes but keep coming back to make this one."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"Easy to make. I added some fresh ground nutmeg. It smells wonderful. Taste if great warm or cold. My husband loved it."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"My husband loved it! Said it tasted like his Mom used to make."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"most excellent! I used cinnamon raisin energy bars and it was unbelievably delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"The bread pudding is marvellous! I made it when my husband's friends came over, and everyone told me it's really good! :D"

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