Chocolate Bread Pudding Casserole

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

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Hands On: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hr 45 mins

Chocolate Bread Pudding Casserole

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees 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.

From the Test Kitchen

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.

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Nutrition Facts (Chocolate Bread Pudding Casserole)

  • Per serving:
  • 786 kcal ,
  • 61 g fat
  • (37 g sat. fat ,
  • 238 mg chol. ,
  • 249 mg sodium ,
  • 61 g carb. ,
  • 3 g fiber ,
  • 47 g sugar ,
  • 8 g pro.
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5 Ratings
1127 Days Ago
Just made this for my Irish husband and father in law. They said to put his Recipe on the keeper list. I followed the instructions exactly and used giridelli 60 percent cocoa and kellygold butter and crunchy bread it is to die for!

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