Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe makes a softer bread pudding that is pleasing to the palate. You may use lowfat milk and margarine to cut back on the fat content.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 slices bread
  • 3 egg yolks (save whites for meringue)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 4 cups warm milk
  • 12 cup butter (1 stick) or 12 cup oleo (1 stick)
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk (Pet brand preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (for meringue)


  1. Pour can milk and vanilla over bread, broken in pieces in large bowl.
  2. Allow to soften Beat egg yolks and whole egg with sugar until fluffy in separate bowl.
  3. Warm whole milk with butter, heat until butter is melted, don't boil.
  4. Add mixture of beaten eggs and sugar to bread.
  5. Pour scalded milk with butter slowly over bread mixture.
  6. Stir well.
  7. Pour into large 9" x 13" oblong pyrex dish or baking pan sprayed with pam to prevent sticking.
  8. Mixture will be soupy.
  9. Bake for 40-50 minutes until firm and lightly browned.
  10. Beat egg whites with sugar and 1/2 tsp cream of tarter until stiff.
  11. (1 Tbsp sugar to each egg white) Spread meringue over top of baked pudding.
  12. Bake approximately 20 minutes in 350 degree oven until meringue is lightly browned.
Most Helpful

This is an awesome recipe - I used cinnamon raisin Challah bread because it lends a slightly different flavor and is so incredibly rich.

Bogey'sMom April 07, 2002

I love bread pudding and have a good recipe, but wanted to try something new. I used white bread and added raisins and cinnamon. I topped it with my lemon pudding recipe. It was very good, smooth and rich. I'm sure I'll make this again!

peppermintkitty February 11, 2004

I just wanted to thank you for an excellent recipe! I have been searching for deserts that i can make for my boyfriend, who has to cut back on sugar. i substituted the 1-1/2 cups of sugar with Splenda and it turned out perfect! i did use real sugar when i whipped the egg whites, but 3tbsps isn't bad overall! This was a delicious recipe that i will make time and time again. thank you so much for posting this recipe....

ItalianMomof2 November 19, 2006