Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

My mom made this for Christmas morning. It came from Parade magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut bread in 1-inch cubes and place in a bowl. Pour milk over it; let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°F Butter the bottom and sides of a 9x13x2-inch oven-to-table baking dish.
  3. In another bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Stir this into the bread mixture. Add the dried cherries.
  4. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool to room temperature, cover with aluminum foil, and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before reheating. Reheat, covered with foil, at 325°F for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Pass a pitcher of cream to moisten.


Most Helpful

Made this recipe for PAC 2010. Very yummy. Added a few dried kiwi pieces as I was low on cherries.

queenbeatrice April 06, 2010

I made this today. We had gotten 2 quarts of soup from Panera and I didnt want the bread that came with it to go to waste. I let the bread soak the milk for around 2.5 hours (Panera's bread is very crusty) and I had about 3 to 4 oz less than a full quart of milk so I added an extra egg. I also added freshly ground nutmeg. I sereved it at room temperature with a homemade butterscotch sauce. It was awesome! There will be no leftovers to reheat.

Callinectes Sapidus October 04, 2009

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