Old Fashioned Bread Pudding

iris mccall Recipe

By iris mccall irislynn

8 or more
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I'm not puddiing (get it)? todays' bread puddings down, fine and dandy if that's what you like. This is my momma's recipe, no sauces or glazes. No brioche or baguettes. Just plain stale bread she turned into heaven with raisins, apples, sugar and spices. I like the corner pieces, they have some crunch to em', you will too.


loaves of stale bread, white or wheat
1 box
sunmaid raisins
appples peeled, cored and diced
2 can(s)
sweetned condensed milk
3 large
1 1/2 tsp
1 1/2 tsp
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 stick
butter or margarine
1 1/2
sugar, white or brown, if brown packed
2 c
sweet milk

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 400 degrees, butter your baking dish, and gather your ingredients. In a large bowl, tear bread into pieces. Add apples and raisins , nutmeg, cinnamon and sugars.
Mix together sweetened condensed milk, eggs , sweet milk and vanilla. Pour into bowl and mix well allowing bread to soak up the milk. Pour into buttered dish, and place on center rack in middle of oven for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
Remove and allow to cool before cutting before cutting into squares and storing in a cool place. Taste even better the next day. Simply good.
The mixture should not be soupy. If it is add extra bread+ 1 cup of sugar.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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Apr 23, 2015 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "HOW'S YOUR WEATHER".
Polly Talison MsPooh
Jan 1, 2015
Happy New Year!

I have another question, Iris. What sized box of raisins is called for?
Polly Talison MsPooh
Dec 20, 2014
Hello, Iris!

I've been looking for a bread pudding recipe that's similar to what my grandfather used to make and your picture looks very much like what he made. I few questions...I hope they don't sound too silly, but here goes:'

1. Can this be made without the fruit? I don't recall my grandfather's pudding having fruit in it...just the custardy texture of the pudding...

2. We don't use a lot of bread in my house, so there wouldn't be any bread--stale or otherwise around...and I don't live near a bakery. How would one get fresh bread to go stale?

3. I would also need to halve the recipe as I have a small family, and they are quite picky. I wouldn't want to have to eat an entire bread pudding myself! In halving the recipe, how many eggs would I use?

Thank you so much for your help!
Leanne D. kitchenkaterer
Nov 10, 2014
My husband is the only one in the family that likes bread pudding,I don't make it often but this looks like something he would love!
iris mccall irislynn
Aug 17, 2014
Enjoy, I switched up today, adding leftover Jiffy cornbread and it's still delicious.