Mount Vernon Bread Pudding

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Cooking Time:

60 - 65 minutes

Directions

 Ingredients

 

4 cups French bread cubes

½ cup raisins (optional)
3 tbsp melted butter
8 eggs 
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp salt
⅔ cup sugar
3 cups Half & Half
1½ tsp vanilla
whipped cream (if desired)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Arrange bread cubes and raisins in buttered 3 qt. baking dish, and drizzle with butter.
Combine eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, and beat slightly.
Dissolve sugar in Half & Half, and add to eggs in a fine stream, stirring constantly.
Stir in vanilla.
Pour mixture evenly over bread cubes, and bake at 350 degrees for 60-65 minutes,
or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
May be served warm or chilled... plain or with whipped cream. 
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