Chocolate Cranberry Bread Pudding

Warm and comforting, this classic dessert is easy to make…and wait’ll you taste the bourbon sauce!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Bread Pudding

8
oz day old French bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (5 to 6 cups)
1
cup sweetened dried cranberries
4
eggs
1 1/4
cups packed brown sugar
1/2
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
3
cups half-and-half

Sauce

1/2
cup granulated sugar
2
tablespoons butter
1
cup white vanilla baking chips
1
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons bourbon or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Place bread and cranberries in baking dish; toss to mix.
  • 2 In large bowl, with wire whisk, beat eggs, brown sugar, cocoa and half-and-half until well blended. Pour over bread mixture. Stir mixture gently with large spoon to coat bread with liquid. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir mixture.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 45 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, mix granulated sugar, butter, baking chips and whipping cream. Cook over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in bourbon (sauce will be thin). Serve sauce over warm bread pudding.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    510
    (
    Calories from Fat
    210),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    14g,
    14%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    120mg
    120%;
    Sodium
    230mg
    230%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    66g
    66%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    53g
    53%
    ),
    Protein
    8g
    8%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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