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Pecan Bread Pudding with Rum Custard Sauce

 Pecan Bread Pudding with Rum Custard Sauce
Fat-free ingredients, though not suitable for all baking recipes, work like a charm in this homey dessert. —Virginia Anthony, Jacksonville, Florida
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 3/4 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups cubed day-old French bread
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • RUM CUSTARD SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons egg substitute
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon rum or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

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Pecan Bread Pudding with Rum Custard Sauce (continued)

Ingredients (continued)

  • 1/8 teaspoon butter flavoring

Directions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the first eight ingredients. Gently stir in
  • bread and pecans; let stand for 10 minutes or until bread is
  • softened.
  • Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife
  • inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • For sauce, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a small heavy
  • saucepan. Stir in milk and evaporated milk until smooth. Cook and
  • stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat;
  • cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  • Remove from the heat. Whisk a small amount of the hot mixture into
  • the egg substitute; return all to the pan, whisking constantly.
  • Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from
  • the heat. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Serve warm with bread
  • pudding. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6 servings (1-1/2 cups
  • sauce).
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup pudding with 1/4 cup sauce equals 286 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 455 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.