Easy Sweet Potato Bread Pudding

*Photo courtesy of jules:stonesoup on Flickr bread pudding flickr jules: stonesoup

Serves 8 to 10
Ingredients

  • 4 cups white bread, cut into cubes (can substitute wheat bread)
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 egg yokes
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • ¾ cup sweet potato purée (aka mashed sweet potatoes)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. brandy
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. cloves, ground
  • 2 Tbsps. butter, cold, cut into pieces
  • Optional garnishes – vanilla ice cream or whipped topping

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan (can substitute 2 bread loaf pans).
  3. Bake bread on cookie sheet for 10-to-15 minutes or until cubes dry out.
  4. Put cooked bread cubes in greased pan; set aside.
  5. In large mixing bowl, whisk rest of ingredients except butter; pour mixture over bread cubes (make sure cubes are evenly coated).
  6. Let bread sit for 10 minutes until egg mixture is soaked into cubes (may need to mash cubes down into custard).
  7. Dot butter on top of bread/egg mixture.
  8. Bake 40-to-50 minutes or until center is set.
  9. Garnish w/ice cream or whipped topping; serve.

 

Bourbon Bread Pudding

Serves 6 to 8S n p logo
Prep time: 10 minutes; cooking time: 45 minutes – to – 1 hour
Ingredients

  • 1 loaf stale bread, crumbled (if bread is fresh, set it out a day or two before using)
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 quart milk
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsps. bourbon
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. salt

Directions

  1. In large bowl, mix ingredients except bread, set a side.
  2. Place crumbled bread in greased, shallow pan.
  3. Add egg mixture.
  4. Bake uncovered at 350°F for 45 minutes to an hour or until pudding is set and golden brown.

*Note: fold in chocolate chunks, your favorite berries or sliced apples to the pudding mixture before baking to mix things up.