Ham And Cheese Bread Pudding

(8 servings)

  • 1 small loaf of Italian or French bread (about 8 ounces) - cut into 1-inch slices
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces of cooked ham - cubed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
Grease an 11x7 inch baking dish.

Spread one side of each slice of bread with butter. Now, cut the bread slices into 1-inch cubes. Place evenly in the bottom of the baking dish. Layer the ham over the bread, followed by the cheese.

In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, milk and all seasonings.

Pour the egg and milk mixture over the ingredients in the baking dish. COVER and REFRIGERATE overnight (at least 6 hours).

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes until golden brown. To test for doneness, insert a knife in the middle. If it comes out clean, the bread pudding is done.

Cut into squares and serve warm.

A classic recipe from my Grandma Jean's recipe drawer, It's as good today as it was in the early 70's, when she used to make it for me and my sister.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank spiff for this recipe.

Recipe number 2098. Submitted 7/29/2007.