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Pioneer Bread Pudding

Pioneer Bread Pudding
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Yield: Serves 6.

The hardest part of this simple dessert is waiting to eat it.


  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups bread cubes
  • Ground nutmeg


Scald milk with butter and sugar. Beat eggs slightly and add salt. Gradually stir in the warm milk mixture and vanilla. Place bread cubes in a buttered casserole and pour the milk mixture over the bread. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Set the baking dish in a pan of warm water up to the level of the pudding. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.
Updated Thursday, December 6th, 2007

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One Response to Pioneer Bread Pudding

  1. DArleen June 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    This looks exactly like a recipe my mom’s been using for over 80 years. Tastes great!

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