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We like to serve this rich bread pudding with chocolate ganache.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Butter a 2-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, cream, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Generously spread one side of each slice of bread with the 3/4 cup butter. Cut the slices in half diagonally and arrange the bread in the bottom of the prepared baking dish, overlapping the slices. Sprinkle the chocolate over the bread, tucking some between the bread slices. Pour the custard over the bread; cover with foil and let it soak in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Place the baking dish in a large roasting pan. Add enough hot water to come halfway up the sides of the dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until the pudding is set and the top is golden (there will be a layer of melted butter over the pudding). Carefully remove the baking dish from the water bath and let cool slightly on a wire rack (the butter will soak back into the bread as it cools). Serve pudding warm with Ganache spooned over the top.

Ganache:

In a medium saucepan bring 1 cup whipping cream just to boiling over medium heat. Remove from heat. Add 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (do not stir). Let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cool for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

786 calories; fat 61g; cholesterol 238mg; saturated fat 37g; carbohydrates 61g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 47g; protein 8g; sodium 249mg.
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