Praline Bread Pudding

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Debbie Thurmond

By
@debbiethurmond

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

Rating:
★★★★★ 9 votes
Comments:
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min

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)

How to Make Praline Bread Pudding

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9 x 13 pan.
  • 2Mix 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.
  • 3While waiting, prepare the praline topping in another bowl. Mix the softened butter and the brown sugar, then stir in the chopped pecans. Set aside.
  • 4Pour 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.
  • 5Bake 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.
  • 6To 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!

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About Praline Bread Pudding

Course/Dish: Puddings
Other Tag: Quick & Easy