Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding With Cinnamon and Nutmeg

Bread Pudding With Raisins
Bread Pudding With Raisins. William Reavell/Getty Images
  • 70 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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If you're looking for a recipe for a classic bread pudding with raisins, this is an excellent choice. Serve this pudding with Vanilla SauceWhiskey Sauce, or your own favorite dessert sauce.

You could also add chopped pecans or walnuts to this pudding, or add dried cranberries instead of raisins.

For a richer pudding, us a buttery brioche or challah bread. Whiskey sauce (or bourbon) is delicious drizzled over the pudding.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 slices white bread, without crust
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins, optional

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 300° F (150° C/Gas 2). Butter a shallow 2-quart baking dish.
  2. Heat the milk in a saucepan over low heat until hot, but not boiling.
  3. In a bowl, combine eggs, sugar, and salt; stir well. Gradually stir about one-quarter of the hot milk into the egg mixture. Add remaining milk, stirring constantly. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Place the bread slices in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the raisins over bread, if using. Pour the milk mixture over bread. Combine cinnamon and nutmeg; sprinkle over pudding mixture.
  1. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for about 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  2. Serve warm with vanilla sauce or other dessert sauce, if desired.

Serves 6.

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