Mean's Chocolate Bread Pudding With Bourbon-Pecan Caramel Sauce Recipe

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Mean's Chocolate Bread Pudding With Bourbon-Pecan Caramel Sauce
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  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 oz high quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped (el rey or scharfen berger)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 lb unsliced egg bread or 1 lb brioche bread or 1 lb challah, crusts trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Note: I rarely make the sauce.
  2. Although it is wonderful, I prefer to use unsweetened whipped cream.
  3. Since this recipe is all about the chocolate, DO NOT USE Low quality.
  4. FOR SAUCE: Stir sugar and water in heavy large saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  5. Mix in corn syrup and lemon juice.
  6. Increase heat and boil without stirring until syrup turns deep amber, brushing down sides of pan with wet pastry brush and swirling pan occasionally.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Pour in cream (mixture will bubble up).
  9. Stir over low heat until caramel is melted and smooth.
  10. Increase heat; boil until sauce is reduced to 1 2/3 cups, stirring often, about 4 minutes.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Mix in pecans and bourbon.
  13. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Rewarm before using.) FOR PUDDING: Preheat oven to 350°F.
  14. Combine milk, cream and sugar in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  15. Stir until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to boil.
  16. Remove from heat.
  17. Add chocolate; stir until smooth.
  18. Beat eggs and vanilla in large bowl to blend.
  19. Gradually whisk in chocolate mixture.
  20. Add bread cubes.
  21. Let stand until bread absorbs some of custard, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  22. Transfer mixture to 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish.
  23. Cover with foil.
  24. Bake until set in center, about 45 minutes.
  25. Uncover; cool at least 15 minutes.
  26. Serve pudding warm or at room temperature with warm sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 491.65 Kcal (2058 kJ)
Calories from fat 302.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.6g 52%
Cholesterol 193.07mg 64%
Sodium 97.49mg 4%
Potassium 273.97mg 6%
Total Carbs 41.17g 14%
Sugars 36.64g 147%
Dietary Fiber 2.13g 9%
Protein 9.82g 20%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 2%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Calcium 128.9mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 240.04 Kcal (1005 kJ)
Calories from fat 147.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.4g 52%
Cholesterol 94.26mg 64%
Sodium 47.6mg 4%
Potassium 133.76mg 6%
Total Carbs 20.1g 14%
Sugars 17.89g 147%
Dietary Fiber 1.04g 9%
Protein 4.79g 20%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 8%
Calcium 62.9mg 13%

* 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

  • 12.2
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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