White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Debbie Thurmond Recipe

By Debbie Thurmond debbiethurmond

Although, there are never any leftovers with this dessert, it is wonderful when served warm or cold. I use extra white Chocolate to dip fresh strawberries and serve my bread pudding with a dipped strawberry on the side. It makes this simple dessert look quite elegant.


Recipe Rating:
 7 Ratings
Serves:
10-12
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

BREAD PUDDING:
1 loaf
french or italian bread
4 large
eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp
vanilla
2 c
granulated sugar
1 stick
butter, melted
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4 c
half and half, or heavy whipping cream
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
3/4 - 1 c
chopped pecans (optional)
WHITE CHOCOLATE SAUCE:
1 box
white chocolate baking chocolate, broken into pieces
1 stick
butter, sliced into pieces
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1 c
confectioners' sugar
4-6 tsp
water
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
Tear the bread into small pieces into a large bowl. Cover with paper towel or dish towel and allow to sit for 8-12 hours ahead of time (or overnight) to dry out.
2
For the Bread Pudding, preheat the oven to 350F.
3
In a medium bowl, mix lightly beaten eggs, sugar, half and half or cream, ground cinnamon and vanilla. Beat slowly until smooth.
4
Melt butter in the microwave and beat it slowly into the sugar mixture.Pour this mixture over the bread pieces and stir gently to coat all the bread pieces.
5
Pour mixture into a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan and press down gently to get rid of air pockets.
6
Bake for 45 minutes at 350F or until lightly golden. Do not overbake.
7
For the White Chocolate Sauce, do NOT make the chocolate sauce until the bread pudding is out of the oven because it will get too hard.
8
Put chocolate pieces and butter pieces into a microwave safe bowl and microwave until melted, stirring every 30 seconds until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
9
Gradually add the confectioner’s sugar and beat until smooth.
10
Add water a bit at a time until the chocolate mixture is smooth and easy to pour.
11
Pour the chocolate sauce evenly over the top of the baked bread pudding.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy