Recipes that Smell So Good, Your Guests Will Want to Move In - Bread Pudding Recipe

This recipe from Chef Gason Nelson, chef to celebrities and athletes in New Orleans, smells so good, your house guests will want to move in (if you're a realtor about to stage an Open House that's a good thing!) Simply put this Bread Pudding in the oven and smells of cinnamon, vanilla and allspice will warm up the house.


- Chef Gason Nelson

Serves 6


2 cups milk

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, more for greasing pan

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon cinnamon

⅓ cup sugar

½ loaf French bread or brioche, cut into 2-inch cubes (about 5 to 6 cups)

3 eggs, beaten

Pinch salt


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, warm milk, butter, vanilla, allspice, cinnamon, sugar and salt.

  • Continue cooking just until butter melts; cool.

  • Butter a 4-to-6-cup baking dish and fill it with cubed bread.

  • Add eggs to cooled milk mixture and whisk; pour mixture over bread.

  • Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until custard is set but still a little wobbly and edges of bread have browned.

  • Eat as is, or top with a dusting of powdered sugar or rum sauce

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