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Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

  • 6 slices old bread
  • 2 Tbs butter, melted
  • 1/2-1 cup raisins
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup white sugar (or mix white and brown)
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1  Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350°. Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins or other chopped fruit. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.

Basic Bread Pudding

  • 6 slices bread
  • 2 Tbs butter, melted
  • 1 cup fruit, cut small or mashed
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar (or mix white and brown)
  • 1/2-1 1/2 Tsp flavor extract (optional) (Example: vanilla, almond, strawberry, etc.)
  • 1-2 Tsp Spices (optional) (Example: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, etc.)
Preheat oven to 350°. Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins or other chopped fruit. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

  • 5 Cups bread, torn into small pieces
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups pumpkin puree* (15 ounce can)
  • 1 cup nuts, raisins or dried cranberries
  • 2-3 Tbs melted butter
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 Tsp ginger

Butter an 11x7-inch baking dish and fill with the torn bread, If desired, sprinkle with nuts or raisins. In large bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugars, pumpkin, melted butter, spices, and vanilla. Mix well. Pour over bread and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the mixture. Bake in 350° oven 45-60 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly tapped. Serve plain or use a vanilla dessert sauce, brown sugar sauce, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream. 

*To make pumpkin purée, cut a pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff, lie face down on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake at 350°F until soft, about 45 min to an hour. Cool, scoop out the flesh. Freeze whatever you don't use for future use. Or, if you are working with pumpkin pieces, roast or boil them until tender, then remove and discard the skin
Pumpkin Spice Ingredients:
  • 2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp Allspice
  • 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
Note: You can vary it to suit your taste. Mix ingredients in a bowl. Store in an airtight container.

Tip: Keep and wash an empty spice container with a shaker top. Mark a label with Pumpkin Spice and place on container.

Apple-Raisin Bread Pudding

Apple Raisin Bread Pudding
  • 6 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 2 apples peeled, cored and chopped
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°. Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins or other chopped fruit. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.
 
 

 

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