Apricot-Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Also try this fruity holiday dessert with raisins or dried cherries in place of the snipped dried apricots.

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  • Makes: 9 servings
  • Bake: 45 mins to 50 mins 350°F
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Apricot-Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Ingredients
 
Nonstick cooking spray
4
slices whole wheat bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 3 cups)
1/3
cup snipped dried apricots
3/4
cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 3 eggs
2
cups fat-free milk
1
cup canned pumpkin
2
tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute* equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon or 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
 
Frozen fat-free whipped dessert topping, thawed (optional)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Coat a 2-quart square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In the prepared baking dish, combine bread cubes and dried apricots; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine milk, pumpkin, egg, sugar, and cinnamon or mace. Slowly pour pumpkin mixture over bread mixture in baking dish. Gently press bread mixture down into liquid to moisten. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Bake, uncovered, for 45 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly; serve warm. If desired, serve with dessert topping. Makes 9 servings.
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*Sugar Substitute:

Choose from Splenda Granular or Sweet 'N Low bulk or packets. Follow the package directions to use the amount equivalent to 2 tablespoons sugar.

Nutrition Facts (Apricot-Pumpkin Bread Pudding)
    Per serving:
  • 117 kcal cal.,
  • 1 g fat
  • 1 mg chol.,
  • 135 mg sodium,
  • 22 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 6 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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