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Homemade Chocolate Bread Pudding

 Homemade Chocolate Bread Pudding
This is one dessert made with busy yuletide hostesses in mind. It's festive, rich, a cinch to prepare and feeds a crowd!
8-10 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 3-3/4 cups milk
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 5 slices day-old bread, cut into 1-inch cubes

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, heat the milk, chocolate and salt over low heat,
  • stirring until chocolate is melted; whisk until smooth. In a bowl,
  • beat 2 eggs, 2 egg yolks and 3/4 cup sugar until smooth; add
  • extracts. Refrigerate remaining egg whites. Gradually beat chocolate
  • mixture into eggs. Place bread cubes in a bowl; add chocolate
  • mixture. Let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Place dish in a
  • 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Fill pan with boiling water to a depth of
  • 1 in. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 40 minutes. Reduce heat to
  • 350°. Beat reserved egg whites and remaining sugar until soft
  • peaks form. Spoon around edges of baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes
  • or until lightly browned. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield:
  • 8-10 servings.