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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 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.
- 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.
- Slowly whisk this mixture into the milk mixture.
- Lightly spray a 2 quart oven safe casserole dish with cooking oil.
- Place the bread pieces evenly in the bottom of the casserole.
- 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.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until Bread Pudding is set.
- 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.
- Pour sauce over the bread pudding and serve warm.
You just made me hungry!
LOL I love this stuff!
Thank you for enabling my addiction to Bread Pudding! It’s a different version so I must try it. Experiments. Science and all that….js
Lol you’re very welcome js! Bread pudding is Soooo good!!
This looks amazing!!!!
Yum. This looks divine.
I always get this at the Amish buffet when we go. This tastes just like the Amish does! Thank you Cathryn!
Loved it. 🙂
I love making bread pudding. One of the first things I learned to make as a kid. Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome! This was the first time making it for me and this recipe is a keeper!
Just bought some old bread that was on sale, came back home and saw your post, perfect timing!! Thanks for another great recipe!
LOL perfect timing! You are very welcome……enjoy!
Sounds really tasty. I’m definitely going to try this.
Thank you! Comfort food!
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.
Thank you! I had never had it cold before and I ate the leftovers cold….amazing!
My son is such a huge bread pudding fan. I am going to try your way for Christmas! Thank You and Merry Christmas too!
Thank you I hope he enjoys it as much as I did! Merry Christmas!!!
I’ve been looking for a good bread pudding recipe for years and this looks simple and wonderful! Can’t wait to try it.
Jennifer it was so good warm and cold the next day! Thanks!
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….
Oh yum I bet the whiskey gives it a great taste! I would love to try your recipe!!!!!
Yum, thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome Mandy!
Thank you SO much!
Bread pudding is one of my favourite desserts. I’ve loved it since childhood. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten it with a sauce, though. I love the sound of yours.
Linda I don’t think I would eat it without the sauce either. I think that is the best part..lol
I tried to use the print button to print the recipe it apparently it doesn’t work. Disappointed
Miriam I am so sorry it would not print for you. Did you use the print button on the recipe card? I don’t know if this will help but here is the link to the original post. Hopefully you can get it to print from there. Please let me know if this works for you. http://indianeskitchen.com/2017/12/18/bread-pudding
Interesting recipe Diane. I thought it was going to be like bread & butter pudding and though it’s similar, there are striking differences.
If you eat it without the sauce tastes so different than if you eat it with the sauce too. Have a great day Sheree!
May I move into your home? I would be so happy to taste test for your dishes. This looks so good
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!
This has to be my husband’s most favorite dessert. I’m going to share your recipe with him as I’m not trusted to make bread pudding😏
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! 😂🤣😂🤣
I’m so hungry looking at the pics and tempted to try this out! Love bread pudding !!
This was even great cold! I think you need to make some!
I will definitely try this the next time I have some stale bread that needs to go!
Enjoy it’s been around for decades!
I have eaten it at restaurants, and my husband prepared it once many years ago, but we have not enjoyed bread pudding for a loooong time!
Yum. I love those old fashioned recipes.
Yum! No wonder you ate it straight out of the oven. I would do exactly the same thing. 😉
And then I ate it cold out of the refrigerator. How could it so delicious both ways? 😂🤣😂🤣
Your recipe is pretty much the same as mine, but the sauce is something I will have to try.
Bread pudding is so good! I think I would like about any sauce……..lol
Bread pudding is one of our favorites. Although I make it a bit differently, it all comes out the same!
This is pretty basic, one person puts apples in hers.
A real classic and classy recipe!
One of my favorite non-chocolate desserts, but I’ve never thought of making it. Now I can. Thank you, Diane!
You’re welcome Kellye!