Bread Pudding


Bread pudding has been around for centuries. Way back when, it was considered a poor mans pudding. They would make it by using up their stale bread which is exactly what I did! Bread Pudding can be eaten with or without the sauce on top. We ate it right out of the oven while it was still hot and it tasted absolutely delicious!

Adapted from: Mennonite and Amish Recipes and more.



Ingredients for bread pudding.



Ingredients for sauce.



In a medium saucepan over medium heat,

heat the cream mixture until hot but not boiling.

Pour the melted butter into the cream.



In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, eggs,

cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Beat with a

mixer on medium speed for one minute.



Slowly whisk cinnamon mixture into the

cream mixture until completely combined.



Spray a 2 quart casserole

dish with cooking oil.



Place the bread onto the

bottom of the casserole dish.



Sprinkle the bread with raisins, optional.

Slowly pour the cream mixture

on top of the bread.



Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven

for 45-50 minutes or until set.



To make the sauce, combine all of the sauce

ingredients, bring to a boil over medium

heat and boil for 3-4 minutes stirring constantly.



Let sit for five minutes then pour

over the warm bread pudding.



Serve warm.


Bread Pudding



  • 2 cups heavy cream, half-n-half or whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed (if you don’t make the sauce increase to 2/3 cup)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups crustless bread torn into small pieces (stale bread works best)
  • 1/2 cup raisins, optional

Bread Pudding Sauce ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream, half-n-half or whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • dash of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat the milk just until it starts to boil but do not let it boil. Add the melted butter and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, use a mixer and combine sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Beat for one minute on medium speed with a mixer.
  4. Slowly whisk this mixture into the milk mixture.
  5. Lightly spray a 2 quart oven safe casserole dish with cooking oil.
  6. Place the bread pieces evenly in the bottom of the casserole.
  7. Top the bread with raisins, optional. Slowly pour the milk mixture over the bread making sure all of the bread is soaked in the milk mixture.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until Bread Pudding is set.

Sauce directions:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine all of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Boil for 3-4 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour sauce over the bread pudding and serve warm.







Categories: Bread, Desserts


  1. Looks good! I make a similar version using the cinnamon raisin bread. Would like to try yours using that nice brioche bread from Aldi. Bread pudding gets everyone in my family who is diabetic in trouble with their #’s. 😞 They just love it so much they don’t care for one day.

  2. Love Bread Pudding. There’s so many versions of it – way back when I used to work as a cook in a retirement village it was one of the staples that I used to make weekly in one form or another. I’ve also made it at home for guests, with a good dash of whiskey in it. It’s 6.30 in the morning, and reading your post has me salivating….

  3. I tried to use the print button to print the recipe it apparently it doesn’t work. Disappointed

  4. Interesting recipe Diane. I thought it was going to be like bread & butter pudding and though it’s similar, there are striking differences.

    • Hahaha I wish I had more people to eat! That way I wouldn’t eat so many leftovers. I take food to people whenever I can. My mother in law loves it! Thank you for your nice comment Ezi!

    • Hahaha I always tell my husband I don’t know how to grill. One day my husband was working and I asked my granddaughter if she wanted me to fix hamburgers on the grill. She said yes but I don’t know how to do that! 😂🤣😂🤣

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