Spiced Bread Pudding

    1 hour 5 min

    This is an unusual, but delicious pudding. It's egg-free, spiced with cloves and cinnamon and dotted with walnuts, raisins and Cheddar cheese. A great dessert to enjoy during Christmastime.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 350ml water
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 6 slices white bread, toasted and cut into cubes
    • 150g raisins
    • 115g chopped walnuts
    • 170g grated mild Cheddar cheese

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 2 litre baking dish and set aside.
    2. In a medium saucepan, heat sugar until it liquefies. Insert a sugar thermometer and cook sugar without stirring until it reaches 160 degrees C. It will be a clear, amber coloured syrup.
    3. Add the water, cinnamon and cloves. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer. Stir in vanilla.
    4. Layer in prepared dish: half the toast, half the raisins, half the nuts, half the syrup and half the cheese. Repeat layers. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Serve warm.

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    This is a great recipe.My kids and I try out recipes before Christmas then we make a list of the things we want to make.This is one recipe that will be on our list.Thanks  -  29 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is super, super sweet but good. I liked that this didn't have any eggs in it to give it that eggy taste that some bread puddings have. I had some hot dog buns that I needed to use up. I didn't have any raisins so I used dried cranberries. I also used pecans instead of walnuts. The instructions said to melt the sugar into a syrup first and then add the water but when I did that it turn into a hardened mess. I mean it was a real stuck on mess. Not sure if there is something missing here or I did something wrong. I went back and tried it again but this time I put the water in first and then disolved the sugar into it. That worked out fine.  -  20 Feb 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)