The Comfort Dessert has reached a new, decadent high with these pudding and mousse recipes. Serve over the holidays or whenever a creamy dessert is in order.
This luscious bread pudding features rich vanilla custard, chunks of bittersweet chocolate, and brandy-plumped dried cherries.
Here's our version of a Latin dessert specialty known as flan. We steeped citrus peel and cinnamon with the milk to add flavor and then served it with raspberry or chocolate sauce. But you can also serve it solo.
This fancy baked pudding features pumpkin, raisins, and bourbon, making it special enough for company. Serve it in individual dishes or in one family-size casserole.
Serving this low-sugar fruity delight is a delicious way to keep carbs in check.
Chocolate has an affinity to many fruits, but poached pears may rank as one of its most elegant partners. The rich bitterness of this mousse complements the mild sweetness of the pear perfectly.
Browned butter, dates, hazelnuts, and cinnamon make this satisfying dessert impossible to resist.
Try topping this creamy dessert with chopped peanuts and chocolate curls. Or, if you want a really sweet treat, sprinkle peanut butter chips over the top.
Dotted with whole cherries and chocolate pieces and covered in a creamy chocolate-and-almond sauce, this pudding might be the eighth wonder of the world.
Nougat, a crispy white confection, can be found in Italian and other European import stores as well as in the candy section of some supermarkets.
When you can't decide what kind of dessert to serve, this double-delicious pudding cake will please everyone. Served warm with a dollop of cinnamon ice cream, it's perfection.
Another time, try this bread pudding with raisins or dried cherries in place of the snipped dried apricots.
Stir two well-loved flavors -- chocolate and peanut butter -- into one astounding pudding.
Bananas add even more appeal to an old-fashioned dessert. In this version, croissants substitute for bread, increasing the rich flavor. Top each serving with whipped cream, French vanilla ice cream, or butter brickle ice cream for the ultimate dessert.
Dating to the 1800s, bread puddings were commonly made to use up stale bread. Today they're still a delicious treat, fixed with a wide range of flavors. This one uses orange, maple, spices, and pecans.
Raisins mingle with day-old French bread and the result is truly sublime, as is the rich sauce that blankets every serving. It's an indulgence well worth the calories.
The "cake" top bakes while the berries bubble in their own juicy sweetness underneath.
This sweet-tart mousse takes only 20 minutes to make and provides a light, airy dessert option.
This yummy treat was inspired by one created by pastry chef Dan Hahn of Taste on Melrose in Iowa City, Iowa. His bread puddings have a rich chocolate truffle tucked into each center and are topped with a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Make a versatile panettone bread pudding that can double as dinnertime dessert or a brunch entree.
A no-fail, extra-chocolaty version of the dessert favorite.
Evaporated fat-free milk makes rice pudding taste rich and creamy without adding fat.
Arborio rice is a short-grain rice used for risotto. It's available in grocery stores and Italian markets.
Bring a delicious ending to dinner with this divine make-ahead dessert of white chocolate, cream, and cherries.