Rum Raisin Bread Pudding

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons rum
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 7 (1/2-inch) slices brioche bread, cubed or torn
  • 4 eggs, beaten
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large saucepan, add milk, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar, rum and raisins and heat until warm. Simmer and stir until sugar dissolves.

Into a large bowl add the cubed bread and pour in the hot milk mixture. Let sit for 30 minutes so the bread absorbs the milk.

Add the beaten eggs to the bread and milk mixture and stir. Pour bread pudding into a buttered 1 1/2-quart baking dish and bake for 50 minutes.


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This was delicious and easy...my 3 year old daughter helped to make it. I used raison bread and biscotti liqueur in place of the brioche and rum. It's so moist it doesn't need a sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was EXCELLENT!!!! I used brioche, added coconut & roasted & salted pecans, 4 eggs and 2% milk, oh and more rum! Everyone thought is was incredible! Making it for Christmas. Thank you Neely's!!! Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/patrick-and-gina-neely/rum-raisin-bread-pudding-recipe.html#sni-reviews?oc=linkback item not reviewed by moderator and published
yummy and easy. no sauce necessary. Used "Dutch Crunch" white bread loaf (not really sure what this even is - must be a local variety) because no brioche available at local grocery store. Used a about 10 slices instead of the 7 recommended, but came out great and yummy. Baked for close to an hour / hour and ten minutes. recommend! item not reviewed by moderator and published
born and raised in tennessee, and this is exactly like my granny's <3 item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was amazing. I used 2% milk and french bread and it still turned out tasting great. My family loves bread pudding so we tried making it for the first time, and like I said it tasted amazing. I thought it was very easy to make. I will definitely make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy and is absolutely wonderful. As some reviews said, I only use 3 eggs but I added ALL the sugar (hey, this is a dessert, added a smashed banana, and some slivered almonds. You gotta give this one a try, you won't regret it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have Celiac disease and I made bread pudding with Glutino's raisin and cinnamon gluten free bread (cubed. I added 3 eggs beaten, 3/4 cups white sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp salt, 3 1/2 cups of milk. Sprinkled the top with cinnamon and sugar and baked for 50 minutes at 325 degrees. I made a lemon sauce to cover. If you are gluten intolerant or know someone who is, this is a wonderful dessert. In fact, everyone, that has eaten this pudding has raved. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this bread pudding and it was delicious. I used Italian bread instead of Brioche because I couldn't find any and I let the bread stale before I used it. This made for a less soggy and watery mixture (although I used 1% milk because that's what I had. I used an 8x8 baking pan and I'm not sure if that's why it took longer to cook (added 20 minutes so that's why the 4 star rating. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My favorite. added more cinnamon, one less egg, and 2% milk instead of regular milk. Leave the raisins soaking in rum overnight. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first try at bread pudding. Great - easy recipe - and delicious. I did plumped the raisens in the rum; and added them once I took the milk mixture off the stove. Also borrowed from another recipe and did an egg wash and sprinkled sugar on the top to get a sweet crispy topping. Delicious !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was my first time making bread pudding and it turned out great!! I am making it again for a tail-gating treat... with extra rum! Thanks Neelys! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious!! Easy to make and was a hit with my family for Christmas!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy and delicious. I added apples to it for a little extra fall flair and used soy milk instead of cow's milk, which worked just as well. : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy recipe but I know I did something wrong. Going to try it again tomorrow. A little mushy in the middle but delicous othe wise. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has become a family favorite. They ask for it every holiday and party we have. Friends who have tasted it, ask me to bring it to their gatherings too. I love it!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great easy recepie. This is the third time I'm making it. I did modify it a little. Reduced the butter to 2 tbsps only and only used 2 eggs. Added a few toasted walnuts for added texture prior to placing in the oven. Every body loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG!!!! Tried this tonight my belly is still warm with delight....will definately make again. Thanks Neelys item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so good! We had it as dessert with a little vanilla icecream. The next morning I had it for breakfast (it's almost like a french toast casserole) with a little milk over it. What an awesome dessert or breakfast recipe. I would like to add just a little more cinnamon next time. I also used a 2-quart dish and I don't think it would fit in a smaller one either. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hands down the best bread pudding we've ever had!! We used a 2 QT baking dish...Not sure it would fit in a smaller one. Delicious-tastey...will be made for company for sure! Katie and Mike in the UP item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG, that was soooooo goooood! I have never made bread pudding before, I have never been that crazy about it myself but my Mom loves bread pudding so I wanted to make some for her this Thanksgiving. I used Chalah bread and I let it sit in the milk mixture all day and put it in the oven after dinner. It was great, I loved it. Thanks Gina and Pat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks Pat and Gina! I made this tonite and could not wait until Thanksgiving Morning to taste. My dad and mom alreay said this was great! It is my first time making and will not be the last. I did add mostly half and half instead of all milk. Also, I used one loaf of French Bread minus the ends and it was perfect! Next time I will add more rum :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This ends our Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday's dinner. Taken out right of the oven it hardly stays on the table. For the kids I just use imitation rum. The taste doesn't seem to be compromised. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best bread pudding receipe,and very easy to make I took it one step further,I also put in slices of grannysmith apple and dried cranberries,it is very YUMMY item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my go-to dessert recipe. I've made it many times and it always comes out great. I use splenda for baking and a sugar-free cinnamon syrup to cut down on the sugar. It comes out awesome and guests often ask for the recipe. Also sometimes I use dried cherries with the raisins. Yum. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The taste of this bread pudding is excellent. This was my first try at making bread pudding. My husband's grandmother always makes the pudding for my husband. I was glad to note that this recipe was a little different w/ the raisins. We all loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You can tweak this to your own taste but it's wonderful as is. Next time I'll use a bit more rum and a bit less sugar. White bread works fine too. We had this warmed for breakfast this morning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Added a ayrup with butter, sugar, rum and vanilla essence and put back in the oven until the top bubbled and it was fantastic.. Another great one from the Neeleys.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did the dessert table for my great aunts 87th birthday party. I had planned on doing a bread pudding and could not find my grandmother's recipe. It must have been meeant for me to try this recipe because it was online and when I turned on the foodnetwork channel there was the Neely's making the same recipe. It was a hit, everyone loved it and could not get enough of it. Thanks Pat and Gina for your contribution to my Aunt Helens 87th birthday party. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Add some chocolate chips and it is unbelievably good! Thanks Pat and Gina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe for the first time anf loved it! It is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my very first time ever making a bread pudding, and I made it for my families Easter brunch. Was it ever a hit, there was none left! I made one very slight change to the recipe, instead of regular milk, I used vanilla soy milk. YUM-MY is an understatement. This dessert has been requested for the nest family gathering. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As I watched Gina pour that rum in on the show I knew it wasn't as lethal as how we do it here in Jamaica......I just finished making this but cheated with the rum....gotta taste that rum...had to add a little more sugar but other than that? YYYYYUUUUUMMMMM! Thanks Pat and Gina item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best. I dont like the custart style bread pudding, I love the texture and it had just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy my sweettooth. My 4&5 year old loved it the only thing I heard while they were eating it was smacking. ! Thank you Neelys! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple enough, but the top of the pudding was very dry. maybe I baked too long. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was my frist time makeing bread pudding great item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was over the top! I am not a fan of bread pudding, but I tried this recipe w a RECIPE REEEMIX and it was a hit. I used soy milk and Italian Panatone (Trader Joe's) and omitted the raisins bc the Panatone has raisins in it and it was so darn good. I was doing a test run and only did half the recipe bc I wasn't sure how it would turn out and my mother and I ate the whole thing in one night! It was ridiculous delicious. Thank you Neely's KUDOS! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love bread pudding, but had never tried to make it. Tried this recipe and it is delicious. A friend dubbed it "Cinnabon Delicious". I make a sauce with powdered sugar and rum to go on the top as you serve it. You will make this again and again if you try it once. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a great bread pudding. We didn't have any rum, so just used rum flavoring but it didn't make any difference - still absolutely wonderful. We used Challah (egg) bread and it was terrific. Add in a good vanilla ice cream and it's a winner! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best dessert I have ever made or eaten!! Absolutely loved it as did my wife. I followed the recipe exactly, with the exception of using golden raisins. I have had bread pudding in the past and always thought I could take it or leave it. I made this one day as I was bored and had some stale bread on-hand. I had a 6-pack of sandwich sized (plain white) french bread rolls and I used four rolls minus the tips of the heels. Now, I plan on making this our family's new holiday dessert. I registered with Foodnetwork just so I could leave this review!! Thanks Neelys, no really...THANKS NEELYS!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried all kinds of bread puddings. From different kinds of cooks but i have never tasted anything so good. Even my wife like it and that is hard cdause she dont eat everything. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I always try your recipes. This recipe I deviated slightly. I used Jack Daniels instead of rum and I added walnuts for some crunch. It tastes delicious! I rarely make bread pudding but since I had some small loafs of bread that I needed to do something with before they got stale; I thought "BREAD PUDDING" Needless to say I then came to see what the Neeley's had on bread pudding. It is really so simple to make. Thank you for the idea! I love your show!!! C.P. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is the bomb...I used old hotdog and hamburger buns from a cookout. I also added the Irish Cream and sprinkled the top with brown sugar and sliced almonds. Now thats GOOD EATS. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great dessert!!! My husband and I love bread pudding, so we were a little skeptical!!! Boy we're we wrong!!! The only changes I made to the recipe is adding rum extract vs. the rum (we have 2 small boys). Thank you Neelys for the wonderful recipe and keep doing what you do, cuz you guys are awesome!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was easy to make and delicious, I made a syrop made of butter, rum, brown sugar and vanilla, and it was awesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful recipe...I made it for my husband a few weeks ago and he loved it! I then made it again for the Easter holiday and it was a HUGE hit! I used a whole loaf of Challah bread...and also used a mixture of half & half/ cream, milk and a little bit of heavy cream instead of 3 full cups of milk... it makes it a little more rich..I also used Parrot Bay coconut rum and soaked the raisins in it for about 20 min. Its such a great treat...only once and a while of course since its super rich!! For an even more decadant dessert I top w/ vanilla bean ice cream and a little teaspoon of a Jamaican cream rum! SO YUMMY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed this recipe with 2 minor substitutions (wheat bread & used craisins instead of raisins) and it was really really good. I'm keeping this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So the first time I did this recipe, it came out a bit "wet" for my taste. So rather than 3 cups of milk, I used 2 cups and !/2 cup of half and half. Also, I used three eggs instead of 4 . I couldn't find the type of bread that the recipe called for so I just bought a loaf of white and a loaf of wheat and used half of each. The recipe came out great! For an added touch, I mixed brown sugar, butter, and vanilla extract and drizzled it over the top...gives it that extra kick! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great way to use left-over bread. I used french bread, made a few other variations, added more vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon to taste and it turnesdout perfect. I also baked it for about 40 minutes only, and it turned out moist. it looked very good too , and my husband loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is a very good bread pudding . I am from the Island and thats the way we make our bread pudding , the only thing i add to mine is half of heavy cream and half of milk and it taste so good , also add a little Irish Cream to it . And when i cannot find Brioche i use a day or 2 white bread . Good job Neelys . Madge GA , item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was amazing. Very easy to prepare and the taste and texture were excellent. I used Challah bread instead of brioche. Will be making this recipe again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I decided to make my own dessert for Thanksgiving Dinner, instead of buying a tasteless pie at the store. This dish was a hit at dessert time. My mother loved it and with the rum sauce on top with vanilla bean ice cream. I had problems finding the type of bread it required and substituted it with the Texas Toast Bread. I am making it again for Christmas Dinner and a new Coconut Cake recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make the desserts for my family's Thanksgiving dinner. Home made Apple Crumb, and Pumpkin Pie from a fresh Hubbard squash. Then I throw in a third "mystery" pie. Sometimes Lemon Merengue or Shoo-fly. Whatever hits my fancy. Every year everyone awaits the mystery pie. This year my mystery pie was this bread pudding. It was such a hit, now i will be making it part of the traditional pies I already make. Really delicious and SO EASY! I substituted Challah bread because I could not find brioche. Thanks, Neely's! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found brioche rolls at Trader Joes and used all but one in the package. I also used golden raisins. It's my first time making bread pudding--my husband's favorite--and it was so easy and very good. I used a larger pan and baked it for 20 minutes--perfect! If you can't find brioche bread try raisin bread or cinnamon bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time making a bread pudding and boy was it a hit! I could not find brioche bread, so had to use an Italian loaf instead. I also substituted rum for rum extract. It was absolutely yummy. I served it to one of my homegirls fresh out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream,,,her only words were, "This is sin". I will definitely be adding this to my Christmas menu! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Gina and Pat you have outdone yourself with this one. I added cranraisins and raisins and crushed pecans,OMG, family and friends were speechless after trying the RRBP. We are fans of yours here in Brooklyn,New York, and we wonder why we cannot lose any weight.Keep up the good work and we will keep trying your recipes. Ruth from Brooklyn,New york item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so easy to make and absolutely delicious! I used challah bread but I think next time I make this dessert I'll use brioche. Thank you Gina and Pat, you guys are a delight to watch, I love your show. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried Emeril's Bread Pudding and it was excellent yet took a little more time. I wanted something fast, well this tasted just like it took many hours to make. I omitted the raisins and added 1 smashed banana. Made a Rum Sauce-2 tbsp butter, 1/4 brown sugar, 1/4 rum and reduced it down. I put french vanilla ice cream on this and drizzled over the rum sauce. This was absolutely fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG!!!! This recipe was not just easy but the taste was WOW!. I took the pudding to my office and everyone enjoyed it. I told them that it came from the Neelys...we watch show during our lunch time... You guys are the best! Thanks. Dahlia New York item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great tasting bread pudding. I didn't have brioche, so I used challah. Be so careful with heating the milk. The first time I tried it I looked away for too long and the milk curdled! I started all over by heating the butter, sugar, and raisins, then added the rum and milk. That way the sugar melted before the milk got too hot. BTW, one pkg of raisins is about 1/2 cup if you buy raisins in a six pack snack size. I will surely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best bread pudding! I made it with day old baguette,even with the crust on and I doubled the recipe. Everyone should try it! Thank You so much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was delicious an very easy to prepare! I didn't add the rum because I didn't have any at hand, but the flavor was still very good. Also I added cinnamon-suger over the top before baking and it gave it a nice crispy topping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved the taste of your version ive tried others but not like this item not reviewed by moderator and published
Stop thinking about making this bread pudding and just make it! I love bread pudding, but mine was never anything like the desserts in the restaurants... until now. I followed the recipe exactly, but I used 6 medium kaiser rolls, since that's what I had on hand. I was concerned that the mixture looked mushy when I put it into my oven, but oh my goodness... it came out great! If you want to be over-indulgent, top this with brandy butter sauce (I made my own by melting butter, confectioner's sugar, and adding a Tbs. of brandy), or whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream! This will be a fantastic dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not a big fan of bread pudding, but I had some French bread in the freezer I wanted to use up. This was the perfect recipe. It came out very well. Next time I may add some crushed pineapple and/or coconut to the mix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I couldn't find Brioche so I used a hearty raisin bread instead and it turned out delicous and I didn't have to add raisins item not reviewed by moderator and published
This bread pudding was delicious and easy! My whole family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with leftover hamburger buns, of all things. I substituted golden raisins for regular, and lemon rum for regular rum. The result was a very light-tasting version of bread pudding, which was refreshing since bread pudding can often be very heavy. The recipe was extremely simple, and really only calls for things which are normally on hand. I would definitely make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
During the show, I printed out this recipe. I had everything on hand. In fact,I had frozen some rolls for when I would make a bread pudding. I decided to make this instead of my usual recipe. This was so easy and so good. My friend who was born and raised in the South gave it a rave! so does my family. Thanks Neely's!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I lived in Memphis for 15 years and moved to North Carolina ~ this bread pudding brought me back to Memphis! It is absolutely delicious! I don't think it even needs the rum sauce. Thanks to the Neeleys for a touch of Memphis! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh! This bread pudding turned out so moist and full of flavor! Right on! Just like my grandmother made when I was growing up. I was looking for a recipe to use to introduce my kids to bread pudding and they LOVED this one! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Lots of great flavor, without the heaviness of most bread puddings. Everyone loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am from Tennessee now living in Pa. and boy do I miss this kind of cooking. The food around here is as bland as Penn State Football. I took this wonderful pudding and served it up with a wonderful hard sauce made with 1/4 lb of butter, 1 cup confectioners sugar, and 2 1/2 oz. Meyers Dark Rum (just like the Neelys used for the Pudding). Just cook the sauce down to a heavy consistiency and serve hot over the warm pudding. Now if I could just get the Neely's to open an Interstate BBQ in Pa. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have paid sooo much money so many times to have bread pudding, but I have never ventured to make it myself. After seeing the beautiful Neely family make it so easily (& with so much love) I just had to try it! NOW YOU NEED TO! Thank you again Neelys... ~ Elizabeth item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks for posting this :) My daughter is gluten intolerant and I am always trying to find dishes that are equally good to those that I prepare for the rest of the family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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