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Bread and Butter Pudding

Updated February 23, 2016

Slow baking will produce a pudding with a smooth, velvety texture.

Prepare ahead:

The pudding can be refrigerated for up to 2 days and served cold, or reheated in a microwave oven.

4 servings

Preparation Time15 min

Preparation Time - Text15 mins, plus soaking

Cooking Time40 min

Cooking Time - Text40

Cooking Methodbaking

CostInexpensive

Moderate

Total Timeunder 2 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionBuffet, Casual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursedessert

Mealdinner, tea

Moodblue

Taste and Texturecreamy, sweet

Type of Dishdessert, pudding

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter, plus more for the pan
  • 5 slices day-old white sandwich bread
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1¼ cups whole milk
  • ¾ cup half and half
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Lightly butter an 8in (20cm) square baking dish. Butter one side of each bread slice. Cut each slice in half diagonally, and then again.

  2. Sprinkle the raisins on the bottom of the baking dish. Top with overlapping bread slices, buttered sides down. Beat together the eggs, milk, half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla. Pour over the bread and let stand for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Place the dish in a roasting pan and add enough water to reach 1in (2.5cm) up the sides of the baking dish. Bake 30–40 minutes, until the center is barely set.

  4. Meanwhile, bring the preserves, lemon juice, and 1 tbsp water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Strain. Brush the mixture over the top of the pudding. Let stand 5 minutes, then serve hot.

  5. Variation

  6. Fruity Bread Pudding

  7. Substitute pitted and chopped fresh apricots, peaches, or mangoes, or dried blueberries, cherries, or cranberries for the raisins. Different breads can also be used, such as brioche or pannetone.

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