Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 medium orange

  2. 1/2 cup spiced rum

  3. 1 1/2 cups raisins

  4. 6 large eggs

  5. 2 cups whole milk

  6. 1 cup heavy cream

  7. 1 cup sugar

  8. 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

  9. 1/2 tsp kosher salt

  10. 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

  11. 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

  12. 1 lb egg bread such as brioche or challah, cut into 1 1/2-in. pieces

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Butter a shallow 2- to 2½-qt (or 8-in. square or 11 x 7-in. rectangular) baking dish.

  2. Zest the orange (you’ll need about 2 tsp) and set aside. Squeeze the juice (about ¼ cup) into a small saucepan. Add the rum and raisins, and bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Drain the raisins, discarding any extra liquid.

  3. Meanwhile, make the custard: In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the bread, raisins and zest, and toss to combine.

  4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Bake until set and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean (cover with foil if it browns too quickly), 35 to 45 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Make-Ahead Tip: Soak the raisins and make the custard, and refrigerate separately for up to 1 day. Cut the bread and store at room temperature for up to 2 days. Assemble the bread pudding just before baking.


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