Snow day& cranberry bread pudding

Who doesn’t love a good snow day? And boy was this ever a snow day. Accumulations of 16 inches in some places. Sure is beautiful. And super fun when you have anxious, care-free kiddos. I get so excited about snow days, even as an adult. Maybe even more-so as an adult. I am not sure why, it’s not like I get the day off by any means. The whole idea of having a snow day and doing Christmas-y things, and just knowing you can’t go anywhere, just seems so cozy.

We made some cranberry bread pudding on this snowy morning too. This is my Grandma Kay’s recipe who passed a few months ago. It was my favorite thing she made. And she made it every year for Christmas. My cousin Marissa and I would eat a whole row of it ourselves! This cranberry pudding is not only delicious for us sour/sweet lovers, but it is full of special memories that I will forever cherish. I hope your family enjoys it, just as ours has for so many years.


Ingredients- bread pudding

  • 2 cups cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup milk
Mix ingredients together. Pour into 8×8 greased pan. (I usually add more milk but the batter should be pretty thick). Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
*This recipe works great if you need to double it too, just use a 9×13 pan and double all the ingredients. ** I always sprinkle sugar on the top when it comes out of the oven as well.
Ingredients- sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
Melt butter in sauce pan. Add milk. Whisk in sugar and flour slowly. Heat on low until sauce thickens. Serve warm over cranberry bread.
*Note I ALWAYS double the sauce recipe because, well, we like a lot of sauce and it is sooo good! The sauce is really what makes the dish.