Try Bread Pudding!

October 11, 2012

Here is a main dish and dessert recipe with bread puddings. Enjoy!


 Serves 6


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), diced
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup cubed Gruyere cheese
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sliced or diced Applegate uncured hot dogs (available at Meijer stores)
  • 1 whole sweet onion, diced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 5 cups cubed stale bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Heat a large saute pan to medium, & add the canola oil. Add the onion & stir until caramelized.  Stir in the milk & continue to heat until the milk simmers.  Remove from heat. 
  3. In a large bowl whisk the eggs & SLOWLY add the milk mixture in small batches to the bowl (slowly is important because the eggs need to remain in a liquid state).
  4. Stir in the cheese, peppers & hot dogs.  Season with salt & pepper.
  5. Stir in the bread & rosemary, & mix gently until all the liquid is absorbed. 
  6. Pour the mixture into a 9-inch casserole dish & cover with foil.
  7. Place the dish in a larger dish & add hot water until the water comes up the sides of the smaller dish by one inch.
  8. Carefully place the hot water bath with the bread pudding dish in the oven. Bake for 50 – 60 minutes, or until set. Serve warm. 



Serves 6 – 8


  • 6 slices bread
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 apples (Gala work well), peeled, pared & diced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Toast the bread slices, butter one side of each slice, & cut into cubes. 
  2. Arrange the cubes in a buttered casserole dish, & cover with the milk.  Let soak until the milk is absorbed. 
  3.  In a mixing bowl combine the eggs, salt, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg & the diced apples. 
  4. Pour over the bread, & toss to combine. 
  5. Bake until set, about 45 minutes. 

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