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Pressure Cooker Cranberry Bread Pudding

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 15 mins Cook 25 mins Stand 30 mins
Pressure Cooker Cranberry Bread Pudding
  • 4  beaten eggs
  • 2  cups  milk
  • 1/2  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 3  cups  dry bread cubes*
  • 1/3  cup  dried cranberries, dried cherries, or raisins
  • 1 1/2  cups  water
  • 1  recipe Bourbon Sauce or whipped cream (optional)
  • 1/3  cup  chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

1. Grease a 1-1/2-quart souffle dish. Tear off two 20x2-inch pieces of heavy foil. Crisscross the strips and place dish in the center.

2. In a bowl beat together the eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla using a wire whisk. Place bread cubes and dried cranberries in prepared dish. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture and cover with foil.

3. Place rack and 1-1/2 cups water in a 4- or 6-quart pressure cooker. Bringing up the foil strips, lift the ends of the strips and transfer dish into the cooker. Fold ends of foil strips over the top of the dish.

4. Lock lid in place. Place pressure regulator on vent pipe. Over high heat, bring cooker up to pressure. Reduce heat just enough to maintain pressure and pressure regulator rocks gently; cook for 25 minutes.

5. Allow pressure to come down naturally. Carefully remove lid.

6. Using foil strips, lift bread pudding out of the cooker. Remove foil. Place on a wire rack and cool 15 minutes. Serve warm or cover and chill up to 24 hours. If desired, serve with Bourbon Sauce or whipped cream and sprinkle with nuts. Makes 6 servings.

From the Test Kitchen*
  • To dry bread cubes, start with about 3-1/2 cups (4-1/2 slices). Spread in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 300 degree F. oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until dry, stirring twice. Or, let stand, loosely covered, at room temperature for 8 to 12 hours. Measure 3 cups.
Bourbon Sauce

Yield: 3/4 cup
Cook 4 mins to 5 mins
  • 1/4  cup  margarine
  • 1/2  cup  sugar
  • 1  egg yolk
  • 2  tablespoons  water
  • 2  tablespoons  bourbon

1. In a saucepan melt margarine or butter. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Stir together egg yolk and water. Add to sugar mixture, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves and mixture just begins to bubble. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons bourbon. Serve warm. Makes about 3/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts (Pressure Cooker Cranberry Bread Pudding)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 227,
  • Fat, total (g) 6,
  • chol. (mg) 148,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 36,
  • pro. (g) 9,
  • vit. A (RE) 113,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 186,
  • calcium (mg) 111,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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