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Christmas Bread Pudding

 Christmas Bread Pudding
I served this bread pudding at the first Christmas dinner I made for my in-laws. Everyone love it!
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 8 cups day-old bread cubes, crust removed
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • CREAM SAUCE:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla or rum extract
  • Dash ground cinnamon and nutmeg

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the bread cubes, apples and cranberries. Transfer
  • to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. In a bowl, combine the egg
  • yolks, eggs, cream, milk and sugar. Pour over bread mixture.
  • Place dish in a larger baking dish. Fill larger dish with boiling
  • water halfway up the sides. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or
  • until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove from
  • water bath. Cool for 15 minutes.
  • For the cream sauce, in a saucepan, combine cream and sugar. Cook and
  • stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat. Stir in the

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Christmas Bread Pudding (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve warm with pudding. Yield: 6-8
  • servings.