Old-Fashioned Raisin Bread Pudding

Ingredients

  • 6 slices Sun-Maid Raisin Bread
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • nutmeg or cinnamon sugar (optional)
  • Directions:

    HEAT oven to 350 F.
    BUTTER a 9-inch square or round baking dish.
    CUT raisin bread into 3/4-inch cubes. Place in prepared dish.
    HEAT milk and butter just until butter is melted.
    WHISK together milk mixture, eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt. Pour over bread cubes. Let stand 5 minutes.
    SPRINKLE top with nutmeg or cinnamon sugar.
    SET baking dish in a shallow baking pan. Add hot water to baking pan until halfway up sides of baking dish.
    BAKE 40 to 45 minutes or until custard is set.

    Serve warm or cool with warm Golden Lemon Sauce (recipe below).

    Makes 6 servings.

    Golden Lemon Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • COMBINE sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan.
    STIR in water, lemon peel and juice.
    COOK over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
    REMOVE from heat.
    Stir in butter until combined. Serve immediately.

    Makes 1-1/4 cups.

    Variation: Substitute 1-1/4 cup orange juice for water, lemon peel and juice.