I always think of pudding as being a creamy dessert sold in those little disposable containers at the grocery. Swiss Miss is a brand that comes to mind and I grew up on it. Man, there’s nostalgia surrounding those puddings. Makes me want to go out and buy a pack. Sometimes Mom would make pudding and she’d put some in little glass serving dishes and it was just so cool, creamy, and wonderful. But among the Amish pudding aren’t always the cool creaminess often associated with pudding. Many Amish recipes are baked puddings, like this classic Amish cinnamon bread pudding.
And, no, it doesn't have "bread" in the ingredients per say, but as it makes you get a "bread" consistency.
A recipe for cinnamon pudding has lingered in the Amish archives for a number of years and I had always wanted to try it. Puddings are popular among the Amish because it is easy to make big batches of it and since large gatherings are the norm in Plain culture, this is a good fit.
It’s a common recipe among the Amish in Berne, Indiana and elsewhere, often served at weddings and holiday occasions.
One thing I will say about this dessert is if you make it, it will make your house smell super. There’s something Christmasy about cinnamon and this pudding delivers the scent of cinnamon in spades.
And the dessert itself is amazing tasting You get his caramely cinnamon gooey layer underneath a more cakey type layer. Top it off with some whipped cream and this really is a winner of a dessert.
📋 Step-By-Step Cinnamon Bread Pudding
We hewed to the recipe but, if I could do it over again, I probably would have added two teaspoons of ground cinnamon instead of the called for 1 1 /4 teaspoons. Or maybe even three teaspoons, but that is totally your call. I just happen to love cinnamon.
These basic recipes are often the best recipes!
Stir the butter and brown sugar in a saucepan continuously until it comes to a boil over medium or medium-high heat.
Also, nut loves could add some chopped walnuts to the mixture, but I wouldn't do that. But some people love to add nuts to anything.
The recipe does not call for any vanilla extract, but I think a teaspoon would probably be a nice addition to the sauce.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container and stick in the refrigerator. The cinnamon bread pudding is super with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
So let's get to this recipe which will make your holiday menu sing.
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🖨️ Full Recipe
Classic Amish Cinnamon Bread Pudding
- 1½ cups brown sugar
- 1½ cups cold water
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1-⅔ cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- Combine first three ingredients and bring to a boil
- In a big bowl, mix rest of ingredients and put in pan and pour the boiled mixture on top.
- sprinkle nuts on top and bake at 350° F. for 45 minutes.
- Cool. Top with whipped topping