Microwave Bread Pudding

You know what they say—waste not, want not. And what more delicious application of this proverb is there than bread pudding?

This super-easy recipe is a family favorite and an excellent way to keep those bread heels and halves from going to waste. If you make your own homemade bread on a regular basis, it’s hearty, too.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups bread cubes
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 2 eggs

Directions

  1. Place milk and butter in a 4-cup microwavable measuring cup. Microwave uncovered on high 4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, spread bread cubes evenly in a round microwavable dish, 8 x 1-1/2 inches.
  3. Sprinkle with raisins, brown sugar, and nuts.
  4. Quickly beat eggs into warm water mixture. Pour over fruit.
  5. Microwave uncovered on 70% power for 9 to 12 minutes until center is almost set (center will set while standing).
  6. Serve warm.