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Old Fashioned Molasses Bread Pudding


Add chopped dates or raisins to this old fashioned molasses bread pudding recipe.

Molasses and spices flavor this delicious bread pudding. Use sorghum molasses if you have it.


  • 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


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

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. Place baking dish in a larger pan and add about an inch of hot water to the outer pan. Bake at 350° 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.

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