Rum Raisin Bread Pudding

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
10 min
30 min
50 min

8 to 10 servings

  • 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

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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    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!
    born and raised in tennessee, and this is exactly like my granny's <3
    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.
    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!
    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.
    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.
    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.
    My favorite. added more cinnamon, one less egg, and 2% milk instead of regular milk. Leave the raisins soaking in rum overnight.
    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 !!!
    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!
    Delicious!! Easy to make and was a hit with my family for Christmas!!
    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. :
    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.
    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!!!
    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.
    OMG!!!! Tried this tonight my belly is still warm with delight....will definately make again.
    Thanks Neelys
    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.
    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
    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.
    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 :-)
    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.
    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
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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..
    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.
    Add some chocolate chips and it is unbelievably good! Thanks Pat and Gina!
    I tried this recipe for the first time anf loved it! It is a keeper!
    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
    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
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