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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

Pecan pie? Bread pudding? Sounds like a winner to me! This is great not only for a dessert but as a breakfast casserole as well. It's something to keep in mind for New Year's day if you're having company and need something to serve. I'm pretty sure this will be a hit with everyone! It's stinkin' GOOD!

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

1 14-ounce loaf french bread ~ cubed
4 eggs ~ beaten
2 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup half & half
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter ~ room temperature
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans

Spray a 8x11 inch baking dish with baking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place cubed bread in a large bowl.

In a medium bowl, mix together the beaten eggs, milk, half & half, salt and sugar.

Pour mixture over bread cubes and press down to make sure bread soaks up the liquid. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar and pecans.

Place half of the bread mixture in the prepared pan.

Top with half of the brown sugar mixture.

Top with remaining bread and remaining brown sugar mixtures.

Bake for 45 minutes or until top is lightly browned.

Cool to room temp and serve with whipped cream.

Let's do it! 

Let's do it!

Cube the bread! 

Cube the bread!

Mix together the milk, half & half, salt, sugar and vanilla. 

Mix together the milk, half & half, 
salt, sugar and vanilla.

Pour the milk mixture over the cubed bread. Let it sit for about 10 minutes. 

Pour the milk mixture 
over the cubed bread. 
Let it sit for about 10 minutes.

Mix up the brown sugar, butter and pecans. 

Mix up the brown sugar, 
butter and pecans.

Start with half the bread mixture and half the pecan mixture in the bottom of the pan. 

Start with half the bread mixture 
and half the pecan mixture in the 
bottom of the pan.

More bread mixture then the rest of the pecan mixture. 

More bread mixture then 
the rest of the pecan mixture.

Bake it up and serve it warm with some whipped cream. 

Bake it up and serve it warm 
with some whipped cream.


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