French Bread Pudding

Recipe by Outta Here
READY IN: 3hrs 5mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Marinate dried fruit in orange liqueur for 1 hour.
  • Place bread in large bowl and drizzle with butter; toss to coat.
  • Mix 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, and cream of tartar in heavy medium sauce pan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is melted and amber colored, 10-12 minutes.
  • Carefully add the 1/4 cup cold water and swirl to incorporate.
  • Quickly pour half the mixture into a 1-quart ovenproof souffle dish or casserole, tilting to coat bottom and part way up sides.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Press one-third of the bread mixture into souffle dish; sprinkle with one-third of the dried fruit mixture. Repeat twice.
  • Beat 3/4 cup sugar with remaining ingredients in a large bowl; pour over the bread.
  • Drizzle remaining caramelized sugar over top (if hardened, heat over low heat to liquify).
  • Set souffle dish in a large, deep pan. Fill pan with hot water half way up sides of dish.
  • Bake on center rack until set and browned, 50-55 minutes.
  • Remove souffle dish from pan to wire rack and let stand 30 minutes.
  • Dust with confectioners’ sugar; serve with creme anglaise.
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