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Wildberry’s Bread Pudding

Glass Dessert cup on green plate filled with bread pudding and a creme anglaise custard

Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 6 eggs - beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3-4 cups stale cinnamon bread
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ stick ( ¼ cup ) room temperature butter
  • ½ stick ( ¼ cup ) room temperature butter 1 cup Pecans (chopped)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Instructions:

  1. Directions for Bread Pudding:
    1. Preheat over to 350 deg F
    2. Grease or spray a 8 X 12 baking dish (any similar size will work)
    3. Cube bread and add to baking dish
    4. Mix together sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla and pour over bread cubes
    5. Set in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, but can sit overnight.
    6. In a separate bowl mix the brown Sugar, butter, and pecans .
    7. Sprinkle mixture over bread cube mixture before baking.
    8. Bake 40-45 minutes, until set (baking time may vary, insert testing straw/toothpick into center of pudding if the straw is clean when removed the pudding is set)
    Cool 10 minutes and serve warm in dessert cups with Crème Anglaise spooned over top

  2. Directions for Crème Anglaise
    1. In a small sauce pan, heat cream until it bubbles
    2. While cream is heating, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until smooth
    3. Slowly pour ½ cup of the warmed heavy cream into the egg yolk mixture and whisk together.
    4. Gradually add the egg/sugar/cream mixture back into the rest of the warm cream and continue to cook whisking constantly.
    5. Add the vanilla.
    6. Continue to cook until the mixture coats the back of a spoon.
    7. Serve warm

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