My wife Margie is making this right now. You still have time to make this tasty dessert a part of your Philadelphia Eagles game day meal.

We want to take this opportunity to share Margie Hurley’s wonderful bread pudding recipe with you.

I’m admittedly biased, but in truth it’s fabulous and it could be on the dessert menu of any restaurant in America.

Some are understandably private about sharing their recipes. Much respect to you. Margie is happy to share this wonderful treat with all of our listeners and readers here.

This is my beautiful wife, Margie. She’s amazing.

Margie Hurley - Harry Hurley Photo
The Beautiful Margie Hurley - Harry Hurley Photo


Preheat oven to 350° F.

You will need a 9 x 12 pan.

20 fist-sized rolls or 2 loaves Italian bread cubed (Leave bread out to harden overnight.)

4 tablespoons butter, melted

1 cup of raisins (optional).

8 eggs (beaten)

4 cups of milk

1 1/4 cup of white sugar

1/4 cup of brown sugar

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. Try and coat most of the bread cubes.

If desired, sprinkle with raisins.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.

Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.

It is delicious piping hot or cold.

We also love to put Margie’s caramel sauce on top, according to taste. It’s great with or without the sauce topping.

When it’s finished, here’s what it looks like.

Margie Hurley’s Bread Pudding - Harry Hurley Photo
Margie Hurley’s Bread Pudding - Harry Hurley Photo

Here is a look at one generous serving, it’s so satisfying and wonderful.

Margie Hurley’s Bread Pudding - Harry Hurley Photo
Margie Hurley’s Bread Pudding - Harry Hurley Photo

One of the things about making bread pudding that’s always amazed me is that you actually leave the bread out overnight to harden.

But, it makes sense because of the softening process that occurs with the added liquid and soft ingredients.

However, you don’t have to. If you want to make it today, just cube your favorite rolls, Italian bread, etc. and it will be delicious.

Now, I prefer it warm, however, it is also delicious cold.

I like raisins, but I prefer not having them in Margie‘s bread pudding. It’s kinda sorta like introducing little unwelcome aliens to perfection.

A caramel topping sauce will take it to the next level.


Immediately below, are two photo galleries, featuring listeners and readers submissions of their favorite winter comfort foods … along with a photo gallery of cell phone photos taken by listeners and readers of favorite meals that they have cooked.

SOURCE: The Fabulous Margie Hurley.

Atlantic City Area Readers Submit Favorite Winter Comfort Foods

Atlantic City Area Readers Submit Cell Photos Of Favorite Meals


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