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Chocolate-Raspberry Bread Pudding

 Chocolate-Raspberry Bread Pudding
With tons of chocolate and raspberry flavor, plenty of crunch and less than 300 calories, this lighter dessert is to die for! —Phyllis Dobson, Littleton, Colorado
9 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cubed day-old French bread
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed, divided
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  • Place bread cubes in a large bowl; set aside. In a small saucepan,
  • combine the milk, half-and-half, 3/4 cup sugar and cocoa. Bring to a
  • gentle boil. Remove from the heat. Stir in bittersweet chocolate
  • until melted.
  • Stir a small amount of hot milk mixture into egg substitute; return
  • all to the pan. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over bread cubes. Let
  • stand for 5 minutes. Place half of bread mixture in an 11-in. x
  • 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with chocolate
  • chips and half of raspberries. Top with remaining bread mixture.

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Chocolate-Raspberry Bread Pudding (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until a knife
  • inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes
  • before serving.
  • For sauce, place the remaining raspberries in a food processor; add
  • lemon juice and remaining sugar. Cover and process for 2-3 minutes
  • or until blended. Strain and discard seeds and pulp. Serve with
  • pudding. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup sauce).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving with 1 tablespoon sauce equals 297 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 289 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.