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Slow Cooker Bread Pudding

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Luscious, creamy Slow Cooker Bread Pudding made with French bread and studded with raisins.
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Slow Cooker Bread Pudding - creamy and luscious made with French bread and studded with raisins. https://www.lanascooking.com/slow-cooker-bread-pudding/

Slow Cooker Bread Pudding made with day-old French bread, flavored with milk, butter, and cinnamon and studded with plump, juicy raisins.

Slow Cooker Bread Pudding - creamy and luscious made with French bread and studded with raisins. https://www.lanascooking.com/slow-cooker-bread-pudding/

I always think dessert is the exclamation point on a nice dinner. It enhances the meal and just puts the finishing touch on an evening for me. This Slow Cooker Bread Pudding is made with day-old French bread, plump, juicy raisins, and a delicious custard of milk, butter, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon. It’ll rock your world.

Food historians say that bread pudding can be traced back to the early 11th and 12th centuries. Not surprisingly, it started as a way for frugal cooks to use up leftover bread. 

And what a great way to use a stale loaf of bread! Cut it up, toss it with a rich, eggy custard, and bake it low and slow until it becomes a warm, velvety pudding. Yummy.

I like mine with a dollop of whipped cream. You might enjoy a scoop of ice cream. Either way, you’re gonna love it!

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How to Make Slow Cooker Bread Pudding

Bread cut into one-inch cubes.

 

Generously coat the inside of a small slow cooker with either butter or non-stick spray. Cut the bread into approximately 1-inch cubes.

Bread cubes and raisins in a slow cooker.

 

Place the cubed bread and raisins in the slow cooker.

Milk, eggs, sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in a bowl with a whisk.

 

In a medium bowl, whisk the milk, eggs, sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt until very well combined.

Pouring milk mixture over bread cubes and raisins in the slow cooker.

 

Pour the liquid mixture over the bread cubes and raisins. Toss so that everything is evenly coated.

Mixture after standing for 10 minutes.

 

Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes and toss again to make sure the custard mixture is evenly distributed.

Cover and cook on low setting 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. You’ll want to check at about 2 hours to see how it’s doing. Some slow cookers cook hotter than others. Those things just don’t have any specific temperature settings. Low on one may be totally different from the low setting on another. 

A serving of bread pudding with whipped cream in a small bowl.

 

Serve warm with a drizzle of cream, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Leftovers reheat very nicely.

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Slow Cooker Bread Pudding

Luscious, creamy Slow Cooker Bread Pudding made with French bread and studded with raisins.
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 317kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 8 cups 1-inch cubes day-old French bread
  • ½ cup raisins optional
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup cane sugar or white
  • ¼ cup butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Butter (or spray) inside of slow cooker.
  • Place bread and raisins in slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk milk, eggs, sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt until well combined.
  • Pour over bread and raisins. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Let stand 10 minutes and toss again to make sure custard mixture is evenly distributed.
  • Cover and cook on low setting 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.
  • Serve warm with a drizzle of cream, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 396IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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  1. 5 stars
    I used to hate bread pudding because the texture of slick white bread was disgusting to me. No more! I fell in love with it when one of the cooks at the school where I was teaching made a “to die for” bread pudding. She spoiled me and taught me what bread pudding was supposed to taste like. When I saw this recipe I thought I’d give it a try, and I’m so glad I did! My sister loves bread pudding, so I made her my official guinea pig (taster). I could tell from the look on her face when she put the first bite in her mouth that she had been transported to another place in time! She was down at that little country school having that same bread pudding I had years ago!! Ha! Take it from me, those country women here in Texas know how to cook.

    1. It makes me very happy to know that you and your sister are enjoying my recipe! I love this bread pudding, too, and you’ve reminded me that it has been far too long since I’ve made it for my family.

  2. I want to try this bread pudding recipe. I have fond memories of going to my grandparents house and a bowl of bread pudding being on Grandma’s kitchen table always in the same bowl which my mother now has. My question is do you use salted or unsalted butter in this recipe? I’m assuming unsalted since the recipe calls for 1/8 teaspoon of salt.

    1. Hi Sue. I use salted butter for everything (most southern cooks do) but you’d be fine using unsalted. Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Ok what do people mean by “day old bread”? Do you buy read from the store and leave it out uncovered overnight? That has always confused me.