TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups fine white bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 402 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 325mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In the top of 1-1/2-qt. double boiler, place melted butter; set aside. In a bowl, combine egg, milk, corn syrup, sugar, baking soda and spices. Mix until smooth. Stir in raisins and crumbs. Pour over melted butter. Add at least 3 in. of water to bottom of double boiler; cover and steam over medium-low heat for 1-1/2 hours. Meanwhile, for sauce, combine butter, sugar, water, egg and lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add lemon peel. Serve sauce hot over warm pudding. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Steamed Bread Pudding in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p72

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CookingHubby User ID: 3580305 18951
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"Brought back memories of my grandmother making this on special occasions, especially around Christmas! Good and easy to make."

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