Steamed Bread Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
Whenever I visited my grandma, this was the special dessert she fixed for me.


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup whole 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 large egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon


  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 zest. Serve sauce hot over warm pudding.