Pioneer Bread Pudding

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 287


2 cups stale but not dry bread cubes
2 cups milk
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
dash of salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Lemon Pudding Sauce:
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt


Place bread cubes in a 1-quart buttered baking dish. Scald milk with butter and sugar. Beat eggs slightly, add salt, then stir in warm milk and vanilla. Pour over bread cubes. Set baking dish in a pan containing warm water up to the level of the pudding and bake about 1 hour at 350°, or until a knife comes out clean when inserted in center of pudding. Serve warm with plain cream, currant jelly, or Lemon Pudding Sauce.

Lemon Pudding Sauce:
Combine sugar and cornstarch; add boiling water slowly and stir until dissolved. Cook slowly, stirring constantly, until thickened and clear. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Serve warm.

Fun Fact: The Eternal Indian, better known as the Black Hawk Statue, is a sculpture in Lowden State Park near the city of Oregon, Illinois. The 48-foot-tall concrete monument towers over the Rock River on a 77-foot bluff. Sculptor Lorado Taft said the statue was inspired by the Indian leader Black Hawk. Black Hawk was born in the village of Saukenuk on the Rock River, in present-day Rock Island, Illinois, in 1767. Black Hawk’s legacy is legendary. Of all the wars fought in United States history, the Black Hawk War is the only one named for a person. In 1833, Black Hawk’s life story became the first Native American autobiography published in the United States.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 287
Calories from Fat: 129

This Pioneer Bread Pudding recipe is from the Best of the Best from the Midwest Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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