Bread Pudding in the Microwave

"I have no idea where I got this recipe, but it is handwritten in a small book where I saved recipes back in the mid-80s. I haven't made this in ages, but I do recall I used to make it a lot. I think I will make it again today! :-) Ordinary sandwich bread works fine, or use a spiffier bread to make a spiffier pudding. Serve with a vanilla custard sauce, whipped cream, or even ice cream."
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  • Spread bread cubes evenly in an 8-inch round glass pan.
  • Sprinkle with the sugar, salt, and raisins.
  • Place milk in a 4-cup glass measuring cup and add the butter.
  • Microwave on High for four minutes, until butter melts and milk is warm.
  • Rapidly, stir in eggs with a fork or small whisk and combine well.
  • Pour over bread.
  • Microwave on Medium-High for 9 to 12 minutes.
  • When cooked, centre may still be slightly soft, but does set up as pudding cools.
  • Serve warm or chilled; your preference.

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  1. This is so good! I added a t of vanilla and a pinch of cinnamon to the milk after heating. Very quick and easy! Thanks Lennie, this is a good one!!
  2. very good and easy was the quickest dessert i ever made.thanks lennie
  3. To: Lennie This is by far the easiest Bread Pudding I've ever tried. It's a boon to busy cooks everywhere! I sprinkled cinnamon-sugar on top and served. Just delicious, that's all. Thanks for sharing, Laudee C.
  4. I am a big fan of bread pudding, but I could never quite get it right until now! Thanks for the recipe, it will definitely used over and over in my kitchen!
  5. This is a great recipe, especially if you're a busy working mom/dad that has to get dinner on the table in a hurry. We have light suppers during the week, and this was a very good choice. I used some leftover challah bread, it really sopped up the milk and sugar, delicious! My kids aren't raisin fans (Mom, there are bugs in my supper!), so I left them out. This is one dish that will be made over and over again. Good one, Lennie!


  1. Thank you for Christmas Morning Save...<br/>My wonderful husband make homemade cinnamon rolls for us, our adult kids and their children.<br/>It was his mom's recipe and apparently our oven is hotter than hers! :(<br/>They burned! I wracked my brain trying to come up with a brunch for all.<br/>Enter your recipe!<br/> Cut off all the bad burned spots throw in some dried cranberries instead of raisins plus the rest of the stuff and TAH DAH!!!!<br/>Christmas Pudding (sorta)!<br/>FANTASTIC!!!<br/>We added the lemon sauce from the Louisiana bread pudding...DIVINE! :)<br/>BEST WEBSITE EVER!!!!
  2. What a great dessert for those of us expecting company with no time for dessert. I used half milk and half half & half and 3 eggs and added a teaspoon of vanilla to the milk mixture. I substituted dried cherries for the raisins. It is delicious! I plan to serve with ice cream, cherry sauce and real whipped cream. Thanks. This is a great recipe for me. We are not dessert eaters and I sometimes forget to fix for company.


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