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Bread Pudding with Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.

Makes

9 servings

This warm pudding is a traditional winter favorite, and for a good reason. The rich, cinnamony flavor is perfect for the holidays, and the decadent, buttery sauce is such an amazing complement. You can use actual rum instead of extract, just for grown-ups. —Peggy Goodrich, Enid, Oklahoma
Bread Pudding with Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups cubed day-old bread
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins, optional
  • BROWN SUGAR BUTTER SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 1 drop orange extract

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, sugar, butter, cinnamon and salt. Gently fold in bread cubes and raisins if desired. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter; stir in brown sugar and apple juice. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in extracts. Serve warm with bread pudding. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece with 2 tablespoons sauce: 413 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 349mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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