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chocolate bread pudding

Recipe by
Tammy Raynes
Natchitoches, LA

A few years ago hubby and I were having a financial crisis and we really didn't know what we were going to do. We normally celebrate Valentine's Day with a simple dinner out somewhere, but I knew this time there wasn't enough money for that special dinner. I wanted to do something special just to show him that I knew we were going to make it through this crisis and that I had faith in him as a provider. I knew he loved bread pudding so I asked a friend of mine if she had a good recipe for bread pudding. This is what she gave me. I added the chocolate and voila!

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 35 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate bread pudding

  • 1 - 2
    loaves of french bread, cut into 1" cubes (about 12 cups)
  • 3 c
    heavy cream
  • 2 c
    whole milk
  • 1 pkg
    semisweet chocolate morsels (1 pound)
  • 6 lg
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c
    chopped pecans
  • pinch of salt
  • powdered sugar for garnish

How To Make chocolate bread pudding

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spray a shallow 4-quart casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside. Put the bread cubes in a large bowl.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan, bring cream and milk just to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and gradually add chocolate, stirring until melted and mixture is smooth. Pour mixture over bread and stir gently to combine. Set aside.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, whisk eggs until frothy. Whisk in sugar and vanilla. Stir in pecans and salt. Pour over bread and stir gently to combine.
  • 4
    Transfer bread mixture to prepared casserole. Smooth evenly with back of a spoon. Cover with foil and bake for 40 - 50 minutes, until edges are firm but center is still moist. Serve warm with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.