Cherry Bread and Butter Pudding

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Ingredients

  • 12 slices white bread
  • Butter
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar cherry preserves
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 2/3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

  1. Cut crusts from bread. Spread butter on one side of each slice. Arrange four slices in bottom of 8-inch square baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
  3. Spread about 2 teaspoons of preserves on each slice.
  4. Repeat, making two more layers.
  5. In medium bowl, beat eggs; add milk, sugar and extract and stir well until mixed. Pour over bread.
  6. Bake in preheated 325 degrees F oven for one hour.
  7. Refrigerate or serve warm from the oven.