Another great thing to do with raisin bread is pudding. Because of its tasty raisin flavor, raisin bread is a good cornerstone for warm puddings flavored with fall and winter staples like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and rum.
Caramel Raisin Bread Pudding (Friday Is Cake Night)
This Caramel Raisin Bread Pudding recipe from Friday Is Cake Night is such a fun one to make for the weekend. It features a combo of stress-relieving and comforting flavors. Cinnamon and vanilla makes this raisin bread pudding such a beautiful dish. A drizzle of caramel syrup takes this pudding to the next level!
"I recommend making the caramel raisin bread pudding on a Friday night and then leaving it in the fridge for the weekend, after sneaking a piece of course. Waking up to a leisurely brunch in pyjamas is exactly what the weekend is made for!"
- 1 loaf French bread
- ½ cup raisins
- 3 eggs
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¾ cup milk
- ⅓ cup Litehouse old fashioned caramel dip
Rum-Raisin Bread Pudding (Cooking Melangery)
If you're fond of rum-flavored baked goods, you're going to love this Rum-Raisin Bread Pudding recipe from Cooking Melangery. This recipe will remind you of the holiday season because of its warm sweetness with a hint of spice. Instead of regular bread, use day-old raisin bread for added flavor!
"Raisins plumped in rum contribute the signature flavor to this custardy pudding. If you like, sprinkle each serving with granulated or confectioners' sugar."
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup rum or brandy
- 4 cups day-old bread cubes, each about 1/2 inch square (challah or another egg bread, such as brioche or panettone)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- ice cream for serving or Crème Anglaise
Rum Raisin Croissant Bread Pudding Bake (Wonky Wonderful)
This Rum Raisin Croissant Bread Pudding Bake recipe from Wonky Wonderful is such a treat! What makes this extra rich and butter is the croissant used as base. The glaze made with sugar and cream is sinful yet irresistible! But if you're trying to cutback calories, you might want to skip the glaze and use natural honey instead.
"Go ahead and indulge your sweet craving with this Rum Raisin Croissant Bread Pudding Bake Recipe. Perfect for a dessert to feed a crowd or as an easy breakfast casserole."
- 7 Jumbo Store-bought Croissants (cut into chunks)
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
- 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar (packed)
- 3/4 Cup Heavy Cream (divided)
- 1½ Cups Royal Raisins
- 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
- 2-3 Tablespoons Rum Extract (2 TB for a more mild rum flavor)
- 3 Large Eggs
- Pinch Salt
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 5-6 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Avoid using fresh bread for pudding recipes. Day old bread works best because it acts as a sponge for the custard and all the delicious flavors.