Cajun Bread PuddingThis is my husband’s favorite dessert, and it’s a perfect dish for a crowd, too.
Cajun Bread Pudding
4-3/4 cups milk, divided 4 large eggs 2/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup butter, softened 11 cups cubed French bread (1-inch cubes) 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup raisins, optional 2/3 cup chopped pecans, optional PRALINE SAUCE: 1/4 cup water 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup corn syrup 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons butter Dash salt
In a large saucepan, heat 4 cups of milk until warm; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt and remaining milk.
Gradually add warmed milk, stirring constantly.
Stir in butter.
Add bread cubes; let soak 10 minutes.
Add cinnamon, and raisins and/or pecans if desired.
Pour into a 13×9-in.
Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 45-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
For sauce, bring water to a boil in a small saucepan.
Add brown sugar; stir to dissolve.
Add corn syrup.
Bring to boil; cook 15-20 seconds.
Remove from the heat.
Stir in the pecans, vanilla, butter and salt.
Cut pudding into squares and serve with sauce.
Nutrition Facts 1 piece:
- 935 calories, 85g fat (50g saturated fat), 284mg cholesterol, 1072mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.