Recipes and Cooking Savory Bread Pudding Dressing Chilling this savory dressing at least four hours or overnight improves both flavor and texture. By Deborah Wagman Deborah Wagman Deborah Wagman is a former Senior Food Editor at Better Homes & Gardens and recipe developer for its special interest publications, including cookbooks "Grilling" and "Fresh." Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on November 22, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Brie Passano Hands On Time: 30 mins Chill Time: 4 hrs Bake Time: 55 mins Stand Time: 15 mins Total Time: 5 hrs 40 mins Servings: 10 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup chopped dried apricots 1 cup orange liqueur ½ cup butter 1 cup chopped onion 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme ½ teaspoon salt 1 pound bulk spicy Italian sausage 12 ounce Italian bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (8 cups) 2 cup shredded Gouda cheese (8 ounces) ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted 4 large eggs 2 large egg yolks 2 cup whole milk 1 cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon black pepper Directions In a small saucepan combine apricots and liqueur. Bring to boiling; immediately remove from heat. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight. Drain apricots, reserving liqueur. Grease a 3-qt. baking dish. In a 10-inch skillet melt butter over low heat. Add onion and celery; cook on medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in thyme and salt. Transfer mixture to an extra-large bowl. In same skillet cook sausage over medium heat until browned; drain. Stir sausage into mixture in bowl. Stir in next three ingredients (through almonds) and apricots; toss well. Spoon mixture into prepared dish. In a medium bowl whisk together remaining ingredients (through pepper) and 2 Tbsp. of the reserved liqueur. Pour over mixture in dish. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 325°F. Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until puffed and golden and a thermometer registers 165°F. Let stand 15 minutes. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 648 Calories 40g Fat 41g Carbs 22g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 10 Calories 648 % Daily Value * Total Fat 40g 51% Saturated Fat 21g 105% Cholesterol 222mg 74% Sodium 843mg 37% Total Carbohydrate 41g 15% Total Sugars 14g Protein 22g Vitamin C 2.3mg 12% Calcium 320mg 25% Iron 2.9mg 16% Potassium 514mg 11% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 68.4mcg Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.