Classic Bread Pudding

Classic Bread Pudding

Bread pudding recipes are a staple of old-fashioned cooking. Whether you're making dessert for an after-supper treat for your family or are looking for a sweet treat to serve at a potluck, this recipe for Classic Bread Pudding is sure to please. Made with raspberry jelly for a delicious burst of fruity flavor, this traditional bread pudding will make you crave spoonful after tasty spoonful. Save this recipe along with all of your other classic, old-fashioned recipes; it's one of those desserts you'll keep coming back to time and time again!


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Cooking Time1 hr 15 min


  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, separate whites from yolk and keep both
  • 2 tablespoons soft butter
  • 1 lemon, for juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jelly or jam
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In 8-cup baking dish, mix together milk and bread crumbs.
  3. Add 1/2 cup sugar, beaten egg yolks, butter, lemon juice and nutmeg; mix thoroughly.
  4. Bake in for 1 hour. Remove from oven and spread top of pudding with jelly or jam.
  5. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites to soft peaks; gradually add remaining sugar, beating constantly to stiff peaks.
  6. Spread meringue over jelly. Return dish to oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. 

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