Old-Fashioned Molasses Bread Pudding

Bread and butter pudding in baking tray, spoon nearby
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  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
256 Calories
8g Fat
38g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 256
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 8g
Calcium 192mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Molasses and spices flavor this delicious old-fashioned bread pudding recipe, along with the addition of raisins or chopped dates. Use sorghum molasses if you have it. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream, or your favorite dessert sauce.


  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup light molasses
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups dry bread cubes
  • 1/3 cup chopped dates or raisins

Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan scald the milk. Remove from heat and stir in molasses, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, and butter; stir until well blended.

  2. In a large mixing bowl beat eggs slightly. Gradually pour hot milk over eggs, whisking or stirring briskly.

  3. Place bread cubes and dates or raisins into a shallow buttered 2-quart baking dish, approximately 11x7x2 inches. Pour milk mixture over the bread and fruit and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir gently.

  4. Place baking dish in a larger pan and add about an inch of hot water to the outer pan. Bake at 350 F for about 45 minutes, until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm or cold with cream or dessert sauce.

Serves 6 to 8.