Cherry Bread Pudding
Recipe By :C. J (Jan) Patterson
Serving Size : 9 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Desserts
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8 slices stale bread, or equivalent of any bread -- cubed small or crumbled and either dried or toasted.
2 whole eggs -- slightly beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup dried cherries
2 teaspoons almond extract, or to taste
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
Place butter in your baking pan and then place in oven
Preheat oven to 350, removing baking pan once the butter is melted. Spread the butter on the bottom and up the side of the pan.
In the meantime mix eggs, sugar, milk, cherries and almond extract together and pour over the bread pieces that are in a large bowl . Stir occasionally to help the bread soak up the liquid.
Cool the baking pan slightly so glass ones won't crack when you add the pudding.
Stir the bread mixture one final time and place in the cooled baking dish. If it isn't fairly soupy add more milk, unless it is really dry, If too dry make more of the liquid mixture and add it.
Bake uncovered at 350 for 35-45 minutes or until set.
Serve either warm or at room temperature.
"A twist on the standard bread pudding that is oh so good"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 175 Calories; 7g Fat (36.6% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 26g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 65mg Cholesterol; 32mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Lean Meat; 1 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
Serving Ideas : Serve warm or cold plain, or with whipped cream, ice cream or a suitable dessert sauce.
NOTES : This recipe can have endless variations just by changing the dried fruit and extract. Here are some examples:
Blueberry- dried blueberries in place of the cherries, a little lemon zest and slightly less lemon extract or juice.
Strawberry- dried strawberries, and either strawberry extract or juice or vanilla
Cinnamon raisin-raisins, vanilla and cinnamon (about 1/2 tsp or to taste)
Pecan-chopped pecans add some brown sugar in place of part or all of the white sugar.
Tropical--any mixture of dried coconut, pineapple, mango etc and vanilla extract.
You can use fresh fruit but you may need to adjust your sugar and liquid mixture slightly.
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