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Rustic Bread Pudding Recipe

An easy rustic bread pudding recipe that's plain & simple, but so delicious. Use any kind of stale bread. Great for dessert or breakfast.
Course Bread, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 5-6 cups dense bread (cut into cubes)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 cups whole milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cut the bread into bite-sized cubes.
  • Lightly butter a 9 inch pie pan or an 8 x 8 square pan.
  • Put the cubed bread into the prepared pan. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, or bowl of a stand mixer, combine eggs and sugar.
  • Beat on high for 1 minute.
  • Add vanilla, butter and milk.
  • Beat on high again for 2 minutes.
  • Place the baking dish with the bread in a bigger oven-safe vessel. Add water so it goes up the baking dish about 1/2 inch.
  • Pour egg mixture over bread cubes. Use a spatula to press the bread cubes into the egg mixture.
  • Let rest for 15 minutes so the bread can soak up the egg & milk mixture.
  • Place your pans in the oven.
  • Bake for 55 - 70 minutes. Bread should be golden, and the middle should be set when touched.
  • Cool slightly.
  • Serve warm with whipped cream or dust pudding with powdered sugar.
  • To store cover tightly and place in refrigerator.