Louisiana Bread Pudding Recipe

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Summary

MethodDish
Vegetarian

Ingredients

 Cubed french bread1⁄3 Pound (4 Cups)
 Pecans/Walnuts1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Eggs2 Large
 Packed dark brown sugar14 Tablespoon (3/4 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoon)
 Evaporated skim milk2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Pure vanilla extract1 Tablespoon
 Ground cinnamon1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Nutmeg1 Teaspoon (Preferably Freshly Grated)
 Raisins1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Granulated sugar1 Tablespoon
 Butter1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2568 Calories from Fat 437

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 51 g77.8%

Saturated Fat 14.9 g74.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 564 mg

Sodium 1862.6 mg77.6%

Total Carbohydrates 470 g156.6%

Dietary Fiber 15.1 g60.4%

Sugars 360.2 g

Protein 73 g146.2%

Vitamin A 54.4% Vitamin C 5.3%

Calcium 172.7% Iron 59.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Spread bread cubes on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, stirring twice, or until firm and lightly toasted.
Meanwhile, spread nuts in a pie plate and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until fragrant.
Let nuts cool and chop coarsely.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and brown sugar.
Blend in evaporated skim milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Stir in the toasted bread, nuts and raisins.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour or up to 1 hour.
Meanwhile, lightly coat a shallow 2-qt. baking dish with vegetable oil or nonstick cooking spray.
Sprinkle with 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar.
In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
Skim off froth and cook until it begins to turn light nutty brown, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
(Be careful not to burn the butter.) Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
Pour the bread mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Drizzle browned butter over top and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar.
Bake the pudding in a 325 degree F oven for 40 minutes, or until firm in the center.
Increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
and bake for 10 to 15 minutes longer, or until the top is brown and puffed. serve as desired.
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