Simple Bread Pudding


  • 6 cups good white "farm-style" bread
  • 1 quart cream or milk, or mixture
  • 7 large eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar (more or less to your taste)
  • vanilla
  • Add any of the following: raisins, dried
  • fruit, nuts, cinnamon, liquor, fresh
  • apples or pears.....even chocolate chips
  • if you wish!


  • Note: To make a Strata or "savory" bread
  • pudding for breakfast...
  • Leave out sugar and vanilla and add cooked
  • sausage, onions, cheese, artichoke hearts,
  • olives salt and pepper and any fresh herbs
  • that would appeal to you.
  • Place milk, eggs and sugar in bowl and mix with fork or whisk. Add bread that has been cut into 1/2" cubes. Best if can soak in frig for a few hours or overnight (even if you only have an hour or two to do this, it helps).
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Place water in pan that will hold rectangular pan that pudding mixture will be place in. Spray the pan for the bread pudding with non-stick spray. Add bread pudding mixture. Place entire pudding pan in water bath in other pan and bake for about 45-55 minutes until skewer or knife comes out of the mixture clean.
  • Enjoy warm or cold with a sprinkling of powdered sugar, brandy sauce or whipped cream.
  • Orange OR Brandy Sauce: Place about 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar in a bowl and add about 1/4 cup of orange juice or brandy to make into consistency of icing. Spread on entire bread pudding (after cooked) or on individual pieces and place under the broiler for a minute or two until bubbly.


  • Description:
  • "This is a simple recipe that really defines what a "custard" is
  • about. You will find the ratio of 1 quart of milk or cream: 9 eggs a
  • good thing to remember."
  • SERVINGS: 12
  • SOURCE: Apple Charlotte

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