Almond Bread Pudding Recipe

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I played with a recipe from my mom, and the result has been popular with all of our customers at the Washington House in Sellersville.—Deb Mathie, Sellersville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 croissants
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup almond paste, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • STRAWBERRY CARAMEL SAUCE:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 531 calories, 24 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 179 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut croissants into 1/2-in. pieces; place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar and extracts. Pour over croissants; let stand for 10 minutes. Dot with almond paste; sprinkle with almonds (dish will be full).
  2. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, cook and stir sugar with a wooden spoon until sugar has melted and turned a deep amber color, about 20 minutes.
  4. Add 1 cup cream (mixture will bubble). Stir in remaining cream; cook 10-15 minutes longer or until caramelized sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in strawberries. Serve with bread pudding. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Almond Bread Pudding in Taste of Home December/January 2000, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 531 calories, 24 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 179 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012

This is an amazing recipe. Simply elegant. Simple to make. I am making it again today (3rd request). It has become a family favorite! With or with out the sauce (2nd time, omitted the stawberries) A fresh whip cream with a touch of almond extract, rocked everyones world!

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

I've made this many times and it's always a hit! I never serve it with a topping-nobody misses it!

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

Found this recipe in one of the T of H mags about 10 years ago, and everyone loved it. Lost the mag/recipe and so happy that it's on this website. Most people prefer whipped cream over the sauce or just by itself. Easy and delicious!

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Reviewed May. 31, 2010

The bread pudding was wonderful by itself.We found the sause too sweet and overpowering.As a substitute, we took a tub of whipped topping and placed several drops of almond flavoring in it to taste .We mixed this together and had it on the side if people wanted something on top.DELICIOUS!!!

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

We used this recipe for our annual "Christmas in October" extended family get-together. It was so good we dubbed it "better-than-sex-cake 2." The caramel strawberry sauce is um-um-good and very easy to make. We loved it.

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