Pecan-Raisin Bread Pudding

bread pudding photo by foodistablog

Some of the most beloved southern food recipes are for desserts, and some of the most popular southern desserts are for old-fashioned bread puddings. The one I’m sharing with you here is fairly simple to make, and it’s rich and delicious. To make it even better, serve it with vanilla ice cream while the pudding is still warm.

Holle’s Pecan-Raisin Bread Pudding recipe


  • 3 cups cubed French bread
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup broken pecans
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

Directions: Lightly grease a 1 ½-quart baking dish and add bread cubes.

In a small pot, heat milk, half and half, and butter until butter melts.

Beat together brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla. Gradually add slightly cooled milk mixture.

Sprinkle raisins and pecans over bread and pour liquid mixture evenly over baking dish ingredients.

Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

While the bread pudding is baking, make the topping. Combine powdered sugar, melted butter, and enough milk to form a glaze. While pudding is still warm from the oven, drizzle glaze over top.