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One Serving of Bread Pudding on a White Plate
Recipe

Classic Easy Bread Pudding

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: British

Description

Satisfy your sweet tooth using basic kitchen ingredients with this Classic Bread Pudding Recipe! This sweet and creamy dessert takes stale bread and turns it into a decadent, comforting treat.


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Ingredients

For the Bread Pudding

  • 6 cups cubed stale bread (french, challah, brioche, regular sliced)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup (207g) sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

For the Vanilla Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Grease an 8×8-inch casserole dish and set aside.
  2. Cut bread into 1-inch chunks and spread evenly in the bottom of the casserole dish.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour the mixture evenly over the bread, getting all the bread wet from the mixture.
  4. Let the bread sit for 20-25 minutes to soak up the milk and egg mixture.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C). Bake for 50-55 minutes. It should be jiggly, but set. The center should rise fully, so if it hasn’t yet, it might need a little more bake time. Remove from oven when done.
  6. While the bread pudding cooks, make the vanilla sauce. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan on low heat, then add the sugar, cream and vanilla extract.
  7. Slowly cook over low heat while stirring until the mixture coats the back of a spoon.
  8. Remove the sauce from the heat and serve warm over the bread pudding.

Notes

To make this in a 9×13 pan, use one and a half recipes worth.

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