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G-Ma's Bread Pudding with her twist

Updated on March 22, 2012
Looks good enough to eat...:O)
Looks good enough to eat...:O) | Source

As you know if you follow me and my recipes...I do everything with Organic ingredients and have been known to tweak many things, because I try to cook with what I have on hand and fairly simple.

Found this old Bread Pudding recipe and I honestly don't know who gave it to me, but it was hand written and messy. I also found an Apple Pudding recipe on the internet that was very similar so I will share them both.

What you need
What you need | Source

Bread Pudding :

Ingredients you will need (or close to whatever you have)

2 cups whole milk, or 2 cups half & half...(I used vanilla coconut milk)

1/4 cup butter 2/3 cup brown sugar...(stevia, sugar in the raw work too)

3 large eggs 2 teaspoons cinnamon...(or more if you like)

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg...{I guess store bought would work :O) }

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups bread, torn into pieces...( all I had was french rolls, but french bread works well) If you do use coconut milk you may need to add more torn bread.

1/2 - 3/4 cups raisins...(if you like them, not necessary. All I had was cranberries so I used them)

Cranberries in stead of raisins
Cranberries in stead of raisins | Source
Combined ingredients
Combined ingredients | Source

A. In a saucepan (medium sized) over medium heat, heat up the milk (1/2 & 1/2) until a film forms over the top. Combine butter and milk, stirring until butter is melted. Cool this mixture to lukewarm.

B. Combine sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Beating with an electric mixer ( I used an immersible blender myself) at medium speed for 1 minute, adding lukewarm milk slowly.

Breas cut inyo pieces
Breas cut inyo pieces | Source
Mixture poured over bread
Mixture poured over bread | Source

C. Place your bread in a slightly greased 1 1/2 quart casserole

D. Sprinkle with raisins if desired. Now pour batter on top of the bread.

E. Bake at 350 degrees (for 45-50 minutes or until set.


Oh yes... the Apple Bread Pudding ( I haven't tried this one yet )


4 cups cubed french bread (but whatever you have will work)

3 large eggs, slightly beaten

1 can sweetened condensed milk (evaporated would do)

1 3/4 cups hot water

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 cups of finely chopped and peeled apples ( I would think Granny Smith or another tart apple would be best to use) Might be too sweet otherwise if you use condensed milk.


A.Tear or cut bread into pieces and set aside.

B. Mix eggs in large bowl. Mix in milk, then add water.

C. Stir in butter, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Toss apples into the bread cubes.

D. Place into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Pour mixture over and let sit until moistened, pushing down gently with the back of a spoon.

E. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes.

I like it cold for breakfast with a cup of HOT coffee...:O) Hugs G-Ma

Does anyone still make their own Bread Pudding ?

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      Merle Ann Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Pollyannalana...It is very good...and thanks for commenting..I made 2 of them for Easter one plain and one with raisin's...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      I will have to try this, haven't had any since mom made it years ago, and always loved it. This looks and sounds great. Up and across.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      frogyfish..Thanks for Easter I made both plain and apple and it sure didn't last long...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      I like your idea of using cranberries in the bread pudding. I like lots of custard and cinnamon in mine. Thank you for both these delicious and easy recipies!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      emmeflashpoint.Thank you dear..they are quick...:O) Hugs G-Ma

      VioletSun.Hi dear lady...well it was a very basic desert I think...but very good. Thanks for commenting...:O) Hugs G-Ma

      aboutaustralia. Yes takes me back too and is fun again now...Thanks for commenting...:O) Hugs

      teaches12345. a woman after my own and bread pudding in the morning yum...thanks for commenting...:O) Hugs G-Ma

      Candie V .Hey there you rascal...Yes it has been a very long set a date? thanks for coming by...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Candie V 5 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Hey girl!! love these recipes! will make them as soon!! Love you.. We need to have coffee and catch up!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      My hubby loves bread pudding and it is a favorite comfort food around here. Yes, having it with a cup of coffee in the morning set the tone for the day... aaahhh! Great recipe and thanks for sharing.

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      aboutaustralia 5 years ago from Newcastle, New South Wales

      Bread pudding takes me back to my childhood memories. Thanks for sharing, looks great!

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      VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      G-ma, it's been years that I haven't had bread pudding. This recipe looks delicious! Thanks for the share.

      Voted up!

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      femmeflashpoint 5 years ago


      Bread pudding is a longtime weakness as a fav dessert.

      These are great recipes and wish I had the time to try them myself! :)


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      Merle Ann Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Lilleyth...Thanks for commenting...It was different with cranberries but I was out of raisins...LOL and I love cranberries sooo I went with it...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Suzanne Sheffield 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      I've never put cranberries in mine, but I'm sure it is delicious.