Holiday Bread Pudding

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 8 servings


A traditional pudding for holidays or any day. Try a twist with cranberries.


  • 16 slices bread, cubed
  • 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 4 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Caramel sauce (optional)


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 12 x 8-inch baking dish.

COMBINE bread and cranberries in large bowl. Combine evaporated milk, eggs, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg in medium bowl. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture; combine well. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Let stand for 10 minutes.

BAKE for 35 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Top with caramel sauce.

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by D. Dorothy , Meals on Dec. 2011

Great pictures--which I want as an artist/ clearly written and neatly organized for the reading.


by J. Jodi , Fayetteville, AR on Oct. 2008

I made two batches of this the first time I made it, one for a church breakfast and one for a family dessert. It was great. Everyone loved it and said it would be perfect for the holidays. I also made a caramel sauce to go on it - just right. I will be making this at least once a month during the winter months - it is now my husband's favorite.


by J. J , FLORENCE, MA on Sep. 2008

I made this recipe with the raisins and really liked it. I look forward to making it with the cranberries for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Great, easy recipe

by E. E , DALLAS, TX on Dec. 2007

This was a great recipe that took no time at all. The cranberries add a great holiday flare.


by m. michelle , CHESTER, VA on Nov. 2007

This was the party everyone LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!


by K. Katie , SALEM, NH on Nov. 2007

We made this the other day in my house, just to make sure we got it right before we made it for Thanksgiving dinner. It was amazing! We will be making two of them for our holiday dinner this year! Thanks for a great recipe.

Holiday Bread Pudding

by R. Ruth , OCALA, FL on Nov. 2007


Wonderfully Delicious

by C. Carol , SAEGERTOWN, PA on Nov. 2007

My family loved this and I plan on making it a holiday tradition. My Grandma always made bread pudding and I never got her recipe. This tastes as close as I've ever had. It's so easy and so wonderful. Something totally different than traditional pies and cakes.


by M. Mandy , Villiersdorp, AK on Nov. 2007

This is wonderful. I love bread pudding & such an easy recipe is worth its weight in gold or platinum!

Everyone Raved

by s. shana , NORMAN, OK on Nov. 2007

Everyone raved when I made this recipe. Was quite easy and everyone wanted the recipe.