Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding

Sorry to disappoint but first I have to explain that this is NOT a healthy recipe.. but its so delicious! And its a great way to use up old bread :) I tried to lighten it up a bit by using less butter and skim milk. Applesauce may be able to substitute entirely for the butter but as this was my first time experimenting with bread pudding I didn’t want to get too crazy. Updates on further modifications to come!


  • 16 slices of bread
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. grated orange peel
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 cups skim milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • Additional 1 tbsp. sugar


  • Grease a 13×9 inch glass baking dish and preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Remove crust of bread and cut into cubes
  • Layer half of bread cubes, cranberries, and orange peel and repeat layering process
  • Drizzle contents with 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Mix together eggs, milk, 3/4 cup sugar and vanilla and pour over bread mixture
  • Let stand for 15 minutes and then sprinkle remaining 1tbsp. sugar over bread
  • Bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour or until knife inserted into the center comes out clean

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