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Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding

I love leftovers. I love the satisfaction of knowing nothing has gone to waste, and the way the flavors mellow and develop after a night or so in the fridge.

The other night, I bought a loaf of French bread to go with dinner. It was the perfect complement to the spaghetti I was making, but we only ate about half the loaf, and it seemed a shame to let such delicious bread dry out, only to be tossed like a giant brick into the trash after few days. So the next day, I looked around my mostly-empty cupboards and came up with a few other leftovers. Voila! (That’s the extent of my knowledge of the French language, to go with the French bread.)Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding from thepalettemuse.com

Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 large loaf of day-old French bread (or any other kind of bread)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I used coconut milk)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Craisins, or dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Cream or Half & Half to garnish, if desired.

To Prepare:

  1. In a cup or small bowl, pour the orange juice over the cranberries, to start plumping them up.Bread Pudding Cranberries
  2. Preheat oven to 325. Spray or butter a casserole dish.
  3. Cut or rip bread into 1 inch pieces. Toss into the casserole dish.
  4. Mix eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla. Add cranberries and orange juice.
  5. Pour mixture evenly over the bread pieces.Bread Pudding Ready to go into Oven
  6. Bake 1 hour or so, until tops of bread turn golden brown.
  7. Serve immediately, drizzled with cream.

Bread Pudding with Cream

To reheat later, set oven to 325 and remove casserole from fridge for 30 minutes. Then bake for 15-20 minutes.

Now, I would argue that with all those eggs, fruit, milk, and bread, this should be classified as a healthy breakfast food, rather than dessert, but then I’ve been known to have chocolate cake for breakfast, and bacon and eggs for dinner, so you probably don’t want to take my advice on that point.

Anyway, whenever you choose to eat it, Bon Appetit! Oh look, turns out I do know more French!

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Brittany

Monday 2nd of March 2015

I've never made bread pudding, but this recipe makes me want to start! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty !

Meredith

Wednesday 4th of March 2015

You should try it, it's so easy and yummy!

Candice

Saturday 17th of January 2015

Just dropping in from Blogger Brags Pinterest Party to let you know I pinned this!

Meredith

Saturday 17th of January 2015

Thanks Candice, for visiting and pinning!

Jason @ TheButlerJournal.com

Friday 16th of January 2015

That bread pudding looks delicious.

Meredith

Saturday 17th of January 2015

It's great comfort food!

Lea Grover (@bcmgsupermommy)

Thursday 15th of January 2015

Oooooh! Beautiful AND delicious? I think I'll have to try this...

Meredith

Saturday 17th of January 2015

Thanks Lea! I hope you like it!

jacquiegum

Tuesday 13th of January 2015

I have never met a bread pudding that I didn't like... but admit that I have never tasted one with these ingredients. It's now copied and printed because I can't wait to get the stuff and try it. I'm not waiting for any leftovers!!!!

Meredith

Wednesday 14th of January 2015

Me too, Jacquie! There's a restaurant in town that makes a bourbon bread pudding that's on a whole 'nother level of goodness. This was as close as my humble baking skills could get me. :) Hope you like it!

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