Dad’s Bread Pudding

Spring break definitely was not what I had planned. I have lived in Chicago my whole life (up until a few years ago) and I was shocked at how cold and rainy it was this week. Of course I had to leave my warm weather to spend a week in the rain (and one day snow). I’m not sure why it was shocking, but I guess I just assumed that by the end of April the weather would have warmed, a little bit.

However, I did get to spend the week with my family for Easter, and Dad made us this delicious bread pudding with a lemon glaze. It’s so nice to go home and have someone else cook or bake for me, especially when it’s as good as this! I promised him that it would make it on the blog this week!

Thanks for the burgers too Dad!

Dad's Bread Pudding


For the Bread:

  • 10-12 slices white bread, cubed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cup milk (hot)
  • 1 pinch nutmeg

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter 2 qt baking dish (or individual ramekins if you like). Combine bread cubes with melted butter, cinnamon and raisins. Place in bottom of baking dish. Beat eggs with 3/4 cup sugar, vanilla and salt. Add milk and pour over bread cubes. Sprinkle with pinch of nutmeg. Bake for 25 minutes, until browned.
  2. While baking, combine sugar, butter, water, egg and lemon juice in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  3. To serve, drizzle lemon glaze over warm bread pudding. Enjoy!

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14 comments on “Dad’s Bread Pudding”

  1. Bread pudding is a wonderful comfort food. The lemon glaze sounds delicious. Glad you were able to enjoy this with your family over Easter.

  2. I forgot about bread pudding:) Thanks for the reminder.

  3. yummy! I definitely love bread pudding!

    SO delicious and a total home comfort food

  4. oh, how i love it when someone else cooks for me!

    the bread pudding looks beautiful!

    thanks for linking up to mangia mondays!


  5. wow! Your dad’s bread pudding looks so good!

  6. I love Bread Pudding as a child and now seeing your Dad’s pudding..I remember the good old days.You are very lucky to have your Dad.

  7. So fun to cook with your family!! I love bread pudding!! Thanks for linking it up to 2 Maids a Baking!!

  8. That is one comforting looking dessert and that glaze would really make it shine.

  9. I love a bread pudding. It is so warm and inviting just like being home for the holidays. My mom makes a great white chocolate bread pudding, but I am a traditionalist and like mine with raisins and a warm rum sauce. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  10. Hi Aimee,
    Your Dad is a great cook and makes a really good Bread Pudding. Tell him thank you for a great recipe!! Thanks for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!

  11. Jen

    looks great! thanks for sharing with Made From Scratch Tuesday!

  12. Great job on the linky party last week! It was very hard to choose from everyone. Come by again and link up to this week’s theme: Chocolate! Hope to see you there.

  13. oh my yum! this looks like something i could definitely sink my teeth into! i also wouldn’t mind a side of those doughnuts!! 🙂

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