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Butternut Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 30 mins Bake 1 hr Cool 10 mins
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)
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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

Yield: 1 3/4 cups
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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 467,
  • Fat, total (g) 25,
  • chol. (mg) 136,
  • sat. fat (g) 15,
  • carb. (g) 57,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 38,
  • pro. (g) 6,
  • vit. A (IU) 6220,
  • vit. C (mg) 13,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 36,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 367,
  • Potassium (mg) 401,
  • calcium (mg) 121,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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