Debbie Thurmond Recipe

Praline Bread Pudding

By Debbie Thurmond debbiethurmond


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Debbie's Story

My husband loves bread pudding of any kind, but this one is his favorite.

Ingredients

BREAD PUDDING:
1
loaf italian or french bread, broken into small pieces and allowed to stale overnight in a bowl covered with a dish cloth or paper towel.
2 c
sugar
6 large
eggs, lightly beaten
2 c
half and half or heavy cream
1 Tbsp
vanilla
1/2 c
chopped pecans
PRALINE TOPPING:
1 1/2 c
light brown sugar, packed
1 stick
butter, softened
1 c
chopped pecans.
VANILLA SAUCE (OPTIONAL):
2 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
vanilla
4-6 tsp
water or milk (or enough to make a smooth sauce and thin enough to drizzle over the baked bread pudding)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9 x 13 pan.
2
Mix sugar, eggs, vanilla and cream in a bowl. Blend in the pecans and pour mixture over the staled bread pieces. Stir, evenly coating the bread. Allow to sit for 10 minitues to absorb the liquid.
3
While waiting, prepare the praline topping in another bowl. Mix the softened butter and the brown sugar, then stir in the chopped pecans. Set aside.
4
Pour the bread pudding mixture into the prepared baking dish and press lightly into the pan to get rid of air pockets. Crumble the Praline Topping evenly over the top.
5
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until set. Do not over cook! Can be served as is or with the vanilla sauce if preferred.
6
To prepare the vanilla sauce, mix the confectioners' sugar and vanilla with milk or water. Add the liquid a bit at time to bring it to a smooth consistency that is easy enough to drizzle over the bread pudding. Once you have reached the desired consistency, heat over low heat until heated through and drizzle evenly over the pudding. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings
Other Tag: Quick & Easy


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31 Comments

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Lisa Wade wadesworld1973
Apr 20, 2014
I just made this recipe for Easter today. I Did not make the glaze topping as it looked perfect coming out of the oven without it. And it tasted just as wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing!
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Debbie Thurmond debbiethurmond
Oct 20, 2013
It is, and very easy, Holly!
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Holly Deshane Hollylovesnewrecipes
Oct 20, 2013
Sounds wonderful!!
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Debbie Thurmond debbiethurmond
Feb 25, 2013
Suzee, I am so glad your brother in law liked it. This is my husband's favorite as well. It is one of my "go to desserts when I need something wonderful.
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Suzee Woods SuzeeQs
Feb 24, 2013
Debbie, this IS the most amazing Bread Pudding ever, made if for my brother in law whom LOVES Bread pudding he said it was the best ever, THANK YOU!!