Recipe By Mike Smith
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 1h Additional 40m Ready In 1h 55m
Servings 1 12-inch deep-dish pie pan Calories 552.3

Aromatic, flavorful bread pudding.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped away
  • 1 ½ French baguettes, cut into 2-inch slices
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons butter

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Whisk milk, cream, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla bean together in a bowl; fold in baguette slices, raisins, and cranberries. Set aside to soak for 40 minutes.
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 12-inch deep-dish pie dish.
  3. 3 Transfer bread mixture to prepared pie dish; remove and discard vanilla bean. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake until until pudding is set and lightly browned, about 15 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 552.3
  • Carbohydrate 71.6 g
  • Cholesterol 187.4 mg
  • Fat 23.7 g
  • Fiber 2.6 g
  • Protein 15.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 13.4 g
  • Sodium 881.3 mg
  • Sugar 32.8 g


  1. Really nice flavors! I replaced the lemon zest with orange zest (because I like cranberry & orange together). I didn't have any vanilla bean so I substituted real vanilla (liquid). I wish I had added a few chopped pecans. I will definitely make this again!
  2. Not impressed.
  3. Added 2 cups of cranberries 3 eggs and a 1/2 cup of milk. I used a mix of challa and brioche
  4. I've made this recipe several times for work and they love it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
  5. Wonderful recipe! Made to take to a day after Thanksgiving dinner. Only changes I made were used vanilla extract(did not have a vanilla bean) and only used cranberries(no raisins on hand). Also made a warm, vanilla/lemon sauce to go over it (an old family recipe that goes with a blueberry cake). Delicious! Will definitely make - Read more ...
  6. I made this recipe with some leftover banana bread. I cubed it and ended up with about 4-5 cups. I used vanilla extract in place of the bean, dates in place of raisins, brown sugar vs the white, and I used about half more cinnamon and 2 cups total cranberries. Put it all in a - Read more ...
  7. I was looking for a bread pudding recipe that called for cranberries. I made this with a couple of substitutions. It is in the oven right now and I will serve this as dessert for Sunday dinner. I have a feeling it is going to be very good. I will let all of you know - Read more ...
  8. I made this for a Thanksgiving dessert. Great hit with the family! Easy to make with a taste of elegance. I will be making this again.
  9. I used cranberry bread and craisins and this was fabulous!!! I have changed up the bread and the raisins/craisins and everytime it is fantastic!!!
  10. I hate to be the first rater because I wasn't able it follow the recipe as written. I just didn't have all the ingredients. But this recipe served as a fabulous base for a wonderful sweet/tart bread pudding. The lemon zest added great flavor to the pudding- don't leave it out. Here are the changes - Read more ...

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