Are you looking for a Southern Recipe for the holidays? Try this one!

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(Good Things Utah) Looking for a different way to use up old bread or maybe just looking for a new southern recipe to try? Check out this recipe from Lindy Davies for Southern Rum Date Bread Pudding.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 4 cups of whole milk
  • 5 cups cubed day-old dried bread
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 5 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1-2 tsp of rum or rum extract 
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp of nutmeg
  • Dash of salt
  • Additional sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg to sprinkle on top 
  • Whipped cream or Vanilla ice-cream 


  1. In a large bowl pour milk over bread. Add the sugar, eggs, butter, dates, vanilla, rum, cinnamon, salt & nutmeg; stir to mix well. 
  2. Pour into a greased 9×13 in. baking dish. Sprinkle on top additional sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg. 
  3. Bake at 350* for 50-55 minutes. 
  4. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla  ice-cream. 

You can follow Lindy Davies for more recipes on her Instagram.

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