Butternut Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Butternut Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce
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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Bake:
1 hr
Cool:
10 mins
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Butternut Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Ingredients
1
tablespoon butter, softened
1
cup half-and-half or light cream
3
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
cups 3/4-inch peeled butternut squash cubes
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
2
cups stale or dried whole wheat bread cubes
1
pears, peeled (if desired), cored, and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1/3
cup dried cranberries
1
pear, sliced and/or chopped
 
Fresh mint and cranberries (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush a 1 1/2-quart baking dish with softened butter. Prepare Bourbon Caramel Sauce; set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a 4-cup liquid measuring cup combine the half-and-half, eggs, and vanilla; whisk to combine. Whisk in 3/4 cup of the Bourbon Caramel Sauce. Set aside. In a large bowl toss squash with brown sugar and cinnamon. Add the whole wheat bread, pear, and cranberries; toss to combine. Place in prepared dish. Slowly and evenly pour egg mixture over top. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Bake bread pudding 1 hour. Remove from the oven let cool 10 minutes. Top with fresh pear, mint and cranberries. Reheat remaining sauce. Drizzle some sauce over bread pudding and pass remaining.

Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup whipping cream
1/2
cup butter
2
tablespoons light colored corn syrup
2
tablespoons bourbon
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a heavy medium saucepan combine brown sugar, whipping cream, butter, and corn syrup. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally. Reduce heat to medium. Boil gently for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in bourbon, vanilla and salt.

Nutrition Facts

(Butternut Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce)
    Per serving:
  • 467 kcal cal.,
  • 25 g fat
  • (15 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 7 g monounsatured fat),
  • 136 mg chol.,
  • 367 mg sodium,
  • 57 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 38 g sugar,
  • 6 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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