This is a great recipe for winter or anytime. It's also a great way to use leftover bread.
12 slices bread
1/2 c. seedless raisins
1/4 c melted unsalted butter
6 large eggs (slightly beaten)
3/4 c sugar ( regular or dietetic)
3 c milk ( low fat)
1/2 tsp vanilla
Dash each: cinnamon, nutmeg
non stick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 375 ' F
Spray a 2 q. casserole dish with cooking spray.
Cut bread slices in half. Layer bread into casserole dish, overlapping slices. Sprinkle each layer of bread with raisins. Pour melted butter over bread.
Beat eggs, add sugar and blend until sugar is dissolved. Stir in milk, vanilla. cinnamon and nutmeg.
Pour mixture over bread and sprinkle with more nutmeg if desired.
Place casserole dish into a shallow pan with hot water. This will make a hot water bath so the pudding doesn't burn. You can also make this in a slow cooker as well. Omit hot water if making it in the slow cooker.
Place pan in oven and bake for 1 hr. or until golden brown and pudding is set. Remove pan from oven when done. Let cool. You can serve this warm or chilled, topped with whipped cream.
Makes 4 - 8 servings.