During the holidays when so much time is spent shopping and entertaining, there's usually little time left for kitchen duty. Raspberry-Walnut Pudding is a creamy, no-bake bread pudding that is an extra special boon to busy cooks.
If guests are coming to dinner, make the pudding in a tall, decorative mold the day before, then serve it on a crystal platter, garnished with whipped cream and more chopped walnuts.
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen red raspberries, thawed
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
6 to 7 slices firm white bread, crusts removed
Whipping cream, whipped