Recipe by MsSally
Another find from MSN. This looks really yummy, and can't wit to try it.
Top Review by justcallmetoni
Been craving bread pudding lately so when I saw this decided to give it a try. I scaled this down to four servings and prepared it in a small casserole dish. The smaller dish did not lend itself to whole slices of bread so I used 1 inch cubes and layered them as presented in the recipe. This was pure comfort; not to sweet but flavorful; a wonderful combination of textures with the soft creaminess of the center in contrast to the crispy exterior. Thanks!
- 1⁄4 lb dried tart cherry
- 12 ounces Italian bread
- 6 cups low-fat milk (1%)
- 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 cups egg substitute
- confectioners' sugar (to garnish)
Directions See How It's Made
- In 2-quart saucepan over high heat, heat dried cherries and 3/4 cup water to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until cherries are tender.
- Meanwhile, grease shallow 3-quart casserole. Cut bread into 1-inch-thick slices.
- In very large bowl, with wire whisk or fork, mix milk, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, egg whites, and eggs until well blended. Drain cherries, adding any liquid to egg mixture. Set cherries aside. Add bread slices to egg mixture; let soak 10 minutes, carefully turning slices occasionally for even soaking.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange enough bread slices in bottom of casserole, in one layer, pushing slices together, to cover bottom. Sprinkle all but 1/4 cup cherries over bread in casserole. Arrange remaining bread, overlapping slices to fit, on top. Pour any egg mixture remaining in bowl over bread in casserole.
- Bake bread pudding 1 hour and 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean, covering loosely with foil during last 10 to 15 minutes of baking if top of pudding begins to brown too quickly. Top with remaining cherries. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if you like. Serve warm. Or, refrigerate to serve cold later.