Don’s (Seafood & Steakhouse) Bread Pudding

  • Yield : 12
  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 25m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 45m
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Don’s (Seafood & Steakhouse) is one of the finest and longest-lived business in Lafayette, LA. I am told by some waitresses working there that this has been their first and only job.


  • 9 slices white bread
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (13 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (8 oz) can evaporated milk (Carnation suggested)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 oz rum


Step 1

For the bread pudding - Break bread into small pieces and place in 9X13 baking pan.

Step 2

Add 1 cup of sugar, the 13oz evaporated milk can, 2 cups of milk, vanilla, egg yolks, and melted butter in bowl. Mix well.

Step 3

Pour into baking pan and bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

Step 4

To make meringue, beat egg whites with remaining sugar until stiff. Cover pudding with meringue and re-bake for 3 to 4 minutes until golden.

Step 5

For the rum sauce, in a double boiler, add the 8oz Carnation milk and 1 cup whole milk, 1 cup sugar, and 3 tbsp butter. When hot, dissolve cornstarch in a little water and add to hot milk.

Step 6

Stir until thick, remove from fire, then add rum.

Step 7

Pour over individual servings of bread pudding

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