Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 1 hr 5 min.

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

bread pudding ingredients

4 cups (8 slices) cubed hearty farmhouse-style bread

1/2 cup golden raisins (optional, or use chocolate chips instead)

2 ½ cups half & half

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons of light brown sugar

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 tablespoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


sauce ingredients

1/2 cup light brown sugar

 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

 1 pinch ground cinnamon

 1 egg beaten

 2 tablespoons butter, melted

 1 1/4 cups whole milk

 1 pinch salt

 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS for pudding

Heat oven to 350°F

Combine half & half and 1/4 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted (4 to 7 minutes).

In a large bowl, mix eggs, white & light brown sugars, cinnamon and salt. Stir in bread cubes and raisins (optional). Stir in milk mixture.

Pour into greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan or an 8 inch square pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until set in center.

DIRECTIONS for sauce

Whisk 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, the flour, a pinch of cinnamon, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 1/4 cups of whole milk, and salt together in a heavy saucepan until smooth. Heat over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and the sauce coats the back of a spoon, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract. Pour sauce over warm bread pudding, or serve on the side in a bowl.



Old-Fashioned Maine Bread Pudding

When you're craving the classic tastes of the good old days, this DownEast bread pudding recipe will do the trick. Old-Fashioned Maine Bread Pudding is made the same way generations of Mainer’s used to make. It is the ultimate in comfort food from Gramma's kitchen. Everyone enjoys this dessert and there are never any leftovers because it is so creamy and rich. This is a delicious, easy to make Bread Pudding. Enjoy!