Dee’s Grandmother’s Bread Pudding

This month Dee has sent us in a delicious family favourite – her Grandmother’s recipe for bread puddling.

Dee’s Grandmother’s Bread Pudding


  • 8/9 slices bread (white/brown mix is good) – remove crusts if crusty, use 1 slice of bread less if including crusts)
  • 400 g mixed fruit /candied peel
  • 1  small cooking apple – washed, peeled, cored, and chopped small/or grated
  • 1 medium pear – washed, cored and chopped small
  • 2  tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2  medium eggs – beat with fork
  • 1  teaspoon lemon juice
  • 300 ml milk
  • 100 g butter, gently melted
  • 2  tablespoons plum jam (or something similar)
  • 2  tablespoons rich marmalade


  • Chop or tear up bread into smallish pieces, put in big mixing bowl and add milk, leave to soak whilst getting other ingredients ready.
  • Add all of the other ingredients and give a good stir in, and mix well.
  • Preheat oven on Gas 2 / 150c.
  • Butter a deep 7” tin and pour mixture in the tin, spreading evenly.
  • Cook for 1 hour. Then cover the top with tin foil and cook a further 30 minutes.
  • Turn heat up to Gas 4 / 180c and cook for a further 45 minutes.
  • Check cooked, remove from tin and cool on wire tray.

Great for freezing – slice into portions, or leave as a slab and wrap in greaseproof paper, and freeze. To defrost, take out of the freezer and leave in fridge or leave out for about 3-4 hours.
To reheat, wrap in foil and pop in oven for 30 minutes at Gas 4 / 180c.