Sister Bay Cafe Pioneer Bread Pudding


  • 2 cups cubed day-old bread (1/2-inch pieces), crusts removed
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Place bread cubes in a greased 1-quart baking dish.

In a saucepan, heat milk, sugar, butter and salt over low heat just until butter melts. In a bowl, beat eggs; whisk in warm milk mixture. Stir in vanilla extract. Pour over bread. Place baking dish in a shallow pan of hot water. Bake, uncovered, at 350° F for 40 to 45 minute or until a knife inserted 1 inch from the edge comes out clean.

Lemon Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 drop yellow food coloring (optional)


Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan. Stir in water and lemon peel; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in butter, lemon juice and food coloring.

Serve warm or cold with the pudding. Refrigerate leftovers.

Makes 4 to 6

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