Caribbean Bread Pudding (Pudín de Pan)

Caribbean Bread Pudding (Pudín de Pan)

The Spruce / Stephanie Goldfinger

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 8 servings

Every culture seems to have its own version of bread pudding, even in the Caribbean. Spanish speaking islands call it pudín de pan. This sweet dessert is an excellent way to use up stale bread before it spoils.​

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound stale bread
  • 2 cups hot milk
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons flour

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Caribbean Bread Pudding (Pudín de Pan) ingredients

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  2. Pre heat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x9 or 8x8 baking pan and set aside.

    greased baking pan

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  3. Remove and discard crusts from the bread. Cut remaining bread into cubes.

    Cut bread into cubes

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  4. In a mixing bowl, soak bread cubes in the hot milk for 5 to 10 minutes.

    In a mixing bowl, soak bread cubes in the hot milk

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  5. Mix the soaked cubes well and then strain off excess milk.

    Mix the soaked cubes well and then strain off excess milk

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  6. Dredge raisins in the flour and then fold into the bread and milk mix.

    Dredge raisins in the flour and then fold into the bread and milk mix

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  7. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl. Mix well.

    Caribbean Bread Pudding (Pudín de Pan) ingredients in a bowl

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  8. Pour the bread mix into the greased baking pan.

    Pour the bread mix into the greased baking pan

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  9. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

    Caribbean Bread Pudding (Pudín de Pan) in a baking pan

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