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Orange-Chocolate Bread Pudding

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 25 mins Bake 325°F 45 mins
Orange-Chocolate Bread Pudding
  •  Butter
  • 8  cups  1-inch cubes French or Italian bread
  • 4  cups  milk
  • 1  cup  sugar
  • 6  ounces  bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 8  eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1  tablespoon  finely shredded orange peel
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  •  Whipped cream (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Spread bread cubes evenly in the prepared baking dish; set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan, combine milk, sugar, and chocolate. Cook over medium heat until chocolate is melted, whisking frequently. Remove from heat.

3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, orange peel, vanilla, and salt. Gradually whisk in chocolate mixture. Pour evenly over bread in dish. Press down lightly with a rubber spatula or the back of a large spoon to moisten all of the bread.

4. Bake, uncovered, for 45 to 50 minutes or until evenly puffed and set. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Serve warm. If desired, serve with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts (Orange-Chocolate Bread Pudding)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 434,
  • Fat, total (g) 18,
  • chol. (mg) 226,
  • sat. fat (g) 9,
  • carb. (g) 59,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 16,
  • sodium (mg) 351,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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