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Blue Cheese Bread Pudding

 Blue Cheese Bread Pudding
You can play with the flavor of this recipe by changing the type of blue cheese you useā€”from sharp Stilton to saltier Gorgonzola.—Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + standing Bake: 40 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 French bread baguettes (10-1/2 ounces each), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a small skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion; cook and
  • stir until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring
  • occasionally, for 20 minutes or until onion is golden brown. Add
  • garlic; cook 2 minutes longer.
  • Place half of the bread in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • Layer with onion mixture and half of blue cheese. Top with remaining
  • bread and blue cheese.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, egg yolks, cream, salt and pepper.
  • Pour over bread; let stand for 15 minutes or until bread is
  • softened.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife

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Blue Cheese Bread Pudding (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes
  • before serving. Serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 667 calories, 48 g fat (27 g saturated fat), 299 mg cholesterol, 1,204 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 19 g protein.