Puddings & Flans
My Grandmother’s Bread Pudding
- My Grandmother’s Bread Pudding recipe is inspired by our member, M. Curbelo Cal. It was the first dessert she prepared with her grandmother and a crowd pleaser.
NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk 12 oz
NET 12 fl oz (354 mL)
Sweetened Condensed Milk
NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz
NET WT 14 oz (397 g)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup water, divided
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 6 slices day-old bread with crusts (about 6 ounces), torn up
- 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 1 can (14 ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Place sugar, 1/2 cup water and cream of tartar in 4-cup microwave-safe glass measure.* Heat on HIGH (100%) power for 7 to 9 minutes, stopping every few minutes (Do not stir!) or until mixture turns golden brown (Sugar mixture will boil rapidly. As mixture gets hotter, check more frequently, as it will turn golden fast!). Using a potholder, quickly and carefully pour sugar mixture onto bottom of 9 x 2-inch-round cake pan. Holding the pan with potholders, carefully swirl around bottom and sides to coat.
Combine bread, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, remaining 1/4 cup of water, cream cheese, vanilla extract and cinnamon in large bowl. Let soak for 5 minutes. Place mixture in blender; cover. Pulse a few times until blended.
Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle raisins onto batter (most of the raisins will sink). Place baking pan in larger pan; fill pan with hot water to a depth of 1 inch.
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Remove pan from water. Cool on wire rack for 1 1/2 hours. Cover; refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
To serve: Let pan sit in hot water for a minute. Remove from water. Run small spatula around edge of bread pudding. Invert serving platter over baking dish. Turn over; shake gently to release. Caramelized sugar forms sauce.
*Note: If a 4-cup measure is not available, sugar mixture can be prepared in large, microwave-safe glass bowl. Follow instructions as stated for glass measure; some additional time may be necessary. Watch carefully!
Tip: •Sugar mixture can also be prepared on stovetop. Place sugar, 1/2 cup water and cream of tartar in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat for 25 to 30 minutes (Do not stir!) or until mixture turns golden brown. As mixture gets hotter, check more frequently, as it will turn golden fast.