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Bread and Butter Pudding

A quintessentially English pudding and the epitome of comfort food, bread and butter pudding is a fantastic way to utilise old bread, and sad looking fruit.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Bread, custard, pudding
Servings: 8
Calories: 303kcal


  • 400 ml whole milk
  • 75 g unsalted butter plus extra for greasing
  • 75 g brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300 g white bread
  • 3 pears or other fruit
  • 1 tbsp demerara sugar


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200c / 180c fan.
  • Add the milk and butter to a medium saucepan, and heat gently until the butter is completely melted.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • In a heatproof mixing jug, whisk the sugar, eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  • Add a splash of the warm milk mixture and whisk thoroughly.
  • Add a little more milk and whisk again, repeating until everything is well incorporated.
  • Grease a suitably sized baking dish with some more unsalted butter; I used a 26cm rectangular stoneware dish with a 2.3 litre capacity.
  • Core the pears, and cut them into neat slices, then layer the bread and fruit into the dish, as attractively as you can.
  • Carefully pour over the custard mixture, then sprinkle the pudding with some demerara sugar.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown and set.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 421IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 2mg