The Chef

Baked Bread Pudding

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“she was one plum pudding away from a yuletide meltdown”

This dessert is AMAZING!! It’s perfect for holidays or a cool, Fall night and takes less than an hour to prepare and bake! We absolutely love it! Curl up with a blanket, a bowl of this melt-in-your-mouth-treat, and top it off with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream 🙂

Ingredients:

2 cups Milk
5 Large Eggs
2 cups Sugar
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. maple sugar sprinkle (optional)
3 cups cubed Bread: French, Italian, Challah, or your favorite bread (I used Apple Cinnamon Bread)
1 cup Brown Sugar, packed
1/4 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Chopped Pecans
1 cup Golden Raisins

Sauce:
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Butter, melted
1 Large Egg, beaten
2 tsp. Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine and mix milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, maple sprinkle, and vanilla. Add in bread cubes and gently stir until evenly coated. Let sit for 10 minutes.
While bread cubes are soaking, in a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, butter, pecans, and raisins until it reaches a crumble.
Evenly pour bread cubes in a greased 9×13 pan. Sprinkle brown sugar crumble evenly over top.
Bake for around 40 minutes, or until set.
To make the sauce, combine sugar, beaten egg, melted butter, and vanilla. Pour into saucepan and cook over medium heat, until sugar melts. Pour over bread pudding. Serve while still warm, with ice cream 🙂
(jazz up your sauce with a splash of bourbon, a touch of maple syrup, or make a caramel sauce!!)
(Use flavored breads, such as apple cinnamon, cinnamon raisin to add extra tastiness!!)
(feel free to add your favorite spices and toppings to suit your taste buds!!)

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