Favorite Ingredient Friday ~ Bread Pudding

hosted by Overwhelmed with Joy

2 cups whole milk
½ cup softened butter
4 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 15¼ ounce can crushed pineapple, drained well
½ cup golden rum soaked raisins*
1 cup milk chocolate chips
⅓ cup slivered almonds
8 slices bread, cubed and staled

Preheat oven to 325°. Cream butter, sugars and cinnamon until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat on high until well blended. Fold in pineapple and raisins*, chocolate chips and nuts. Fold in bread last. Pour into a greased casserole. Bake 40-45 minutes until top is crusty.

*1 hour before preparing pour rum over raisins and leave to soak. Just before adding to mixture, drain off excess rum.

I do the memes: Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie, Favorite Ingredient Friday hosted by Kathryn at Overwhelmed with Joy, Freezer Food Friday hosted by MJ at mjpuzzlemom, Scrumptious Sunday hosted by Meredith at Mercedes Rocks, Tasty Thursday hosted by Pumpkin Patch, Watchin’ What We Eat hosted by Lorie at Honey I Shrank Myself and Slow Cooking Thursday hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Doing them all make great additions to help keeping me on track and finding so new recipes!