Savory Bread Pudding with Caramelized Onionsand Gruyère

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By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2011

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This is comfort food at its best. What I also like about the bread pudding is that it’s a further example of the power of the egg to transform ordinary ingredients into a special dish. Bread puddings, sweet or savory, are simply custard that has soaked into bread and been cooked, giving richness, flavor, and body to the bread. This recipe works perfectly fine with day-old bread; if using a fresh loaf, toast the bread until dry.

I’ve flavored this bread pudding with the same ingredie