Bread Pudding

Preheat oven to 350°F. Oil 9×13-inch baking dish; set aside. Cut bread into 1-inch cubes.

In medium saucepan, heat milk, butter, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon together until butter is melted. Cool. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well. Spread bread cubes and raisins in baking dish. Pour milk mixture over all and press down until even with top of pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 45 minutes or until sharp knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Hot Butter Sauce

In small saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch together; stir in half-and-half and butter and heat to boiling. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cut warm pudding 4 X 5 into 20 squares and drizzle each with Butter Sauce before serving.

Note: See recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Bread in Breads Category.

Ingredients

Bread Pudding

  • 6 Cups milk
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup plus 14 tablespoons sugar
  • 11/2 Teaspoons vanilla
  • 11/2 Teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 8 eggs
  • 5 Cups (about 9 ounces) California Raisin Bread*
  • 2 Cups California raisins

Procedure

Hot Butter Sauce

  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Cup half and half
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 490 (Calories from Fat 43%); Total Fat 24 ( Saturated Fat 14; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 145; Sodium 310; Potassium 316; Total Carbohydrate 62; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 55; Protein 7; Calcium 133; Iron 1;

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Raisins are excellent food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.