Classic Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Serves 12

16 cups French bread cubes (1")

1 1/3 cups raisins

8 cups milk

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup butter

6 eggs, beaten

2 tsp. vanilla

2 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. allspice

- caramel ice cream topping


In buttered 13x9" baking pan, combine bread cubes and raisins. In small saucepan, scald milk; stir in sugar and butter. Let stand until cool (about 15 min.). Stir eggs, vanilla and spices into milk mixture. Pour over bread cubes. Bake in a preheated 350° oven until knife inserted in center comes out clean (55-65 min.). Serve with warm caramel ice cream topping.