Cranberry Apple Pecan Bread Pudding With Vanilla Cream Sauce Recipe

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Cranberry Apple Pecan Bread Pudding With Vanilla Cream Sauce
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  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups half-and-half (or milk)
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 5 cups stale croissants (or brioche or french bread, cut in cubes)
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  1. Pudding:.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss sliced apples with lemon juice and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs till frothy and light in color. Add the sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon and beat till smooth.
  4. Stir in the butter, half and half and brandy.
  5. Toss the apples, cranberries, pecans with the bread cubes.
  6. Place the bread mixture in a greased 9x5 loaf pan (or individual custard cups). Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread. Cover with foil and weigh down with a bag of rice or dried beans to encourage the bread to absorb the liquid. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 325. Remove the foil and weights and place the pudding in a larger pan with 1 inch of hot water. Bake for 55 minutes or till set.
  8. Increase oven temperature to 425 and bake 10 minutes more, till lightly browned. Serve warm with room temperature sauce.
  9. Vanilla Cream Sauce:.
  10. Combine milk (or cream) with flour and sugar in a saucepan. Add butter. Heat over medium high heat till it bubbles, stirring. Continue to heat gently till thickened. Stir in vanilla.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 693.86 Kcal (2905 kJ)
Calories from fat 462.29 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51.37g 79%
Cholesterol 216.49mg 72%
Sodium 190.17mg 8%
Potassium 427.92mg 9%
Total Carbs 44.29g 15%
Sugars 33.01g 132%
Dietary Fiber 3.9g 16%
Protein 11.89g 24%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Calcium 241.6mg 24%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 201.7 Kcal (844 kJ)
Calories from fat 134.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.93g 79%
Cholesterol 62.93mg 72%
Sodium 55.28mg 8%
Potassium 124.39mg 9%
Total Carbs 12.88g 15%
Sugars 9.6g 132%
Dietary Fiber 1.14g 16%
Protein 3.46g 24%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 9%
Iron 0.4mg 8%
Calcium 70.2mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 17.4
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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