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Perfect addition to your tradition
Pecan Pie Bread Pudding
November 26, 2012
(FF) – When it comes to holiday baking, there’s always that one special recipe the family looks forward to year after year. This holiday season, spread more holiday joy by adding a sweet, complementary treat to a traditional family favorite recipe.
Holiday baking evokes special baking memories, and as recipes are passed down from one generation to the next, so are the ingredients. Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk - a special blend of milk and sugar — is an essential part of the recipes that have always been a part of your family’s holiday traditions. It provides a fool-proof base for all kinds of delicious treats at the holiday table, such as rich chocolate candies, moist cookie bars, picture-perfect pies, luscious cheesecakes, fudgy frostings and creamy smooth ice cream. This year, add to your holiday tradition with one of these perfect pairings:
Make the family’s favorite pumpkin pie recipe even more special by pairing it with a homemade caramel apple or butter pecan ice cream.
Before putting the finishing touches on the family custard recipe, add a homemade caramel sauce for a sweet and sophisticated dessert.
Looking for a new tradition? Try this delicious Pecan Pie Bread Pudding with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream.
Find these delicious recipes - and more - as well as helpful holiday baking tips at www.EagleBrand.com and Facebook.com/EagleBrand.
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1 apple, cut
1 orange, cut
Handful of sliced grapes
1 bottle ChocolatRouge Sweet Red
5 ounces soda water
Dash of brandy
Combine wine and fruit in a pitcher and let sit for one hour. Then, add soda water and brandy. Serve over ice with a twist of orange as a garnish.
2 ounces ChocolatRouge Milk Chocolate
Several splashes pomegranate syrup
Blend ingredients with ice until smooth, and serve.
Vanilla Ice Cream
4 cups (2 pts.) half-and-half or light cream
1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in container of ice cream maker; mix well.
Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Freeze leftovers.
Omit half-and-half. Combine sweetened condensed milk and vanilla in large bowl. Fold in 2 cups (1 pint) heavy cream, whipped (DO NOT use non-dairy whipped topping). Pour into 9 x 5-inch loaf pan or other 2 quart container. Cover. Freeze 6 hours or until firm.
Pecan Pie Bread Pudding
1 (6 oz.) mini loaf French bread, cubed (8 cups loosely packed)
Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
6 large eggs
1 14 oz can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
3/4 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, divided
Vanilla ice cream
Hungry Jack® Original Syrup
Smuckers® Sundae Syrup™ Caramel Flavored Syrup
Heat oven to 350ºF. Spread bread cubes in single layer on 15 x 10-inch baking pan. Bake, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until cubes are toasted. Coat 13 x 9-inch baking dish with no-stick cooking spray.
Beat eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Blend in sweetened condensed milk, dark corn syrup, brown sugar, butter and vanilla. Stir in toasted bread cubes and 1 cup pecans until evenly moistened. Pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining pecans. Allow to stand 30 minutes.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Cool 5 minutes. Serve warm or cooled with ice cream, syrup, caramel flavored syrup or whipped topping, as desired.
This recipe may be served as a dessert or a breakfast entrée. To serve for dessert, top with ice cream, caramel flavored syrup or whipped cream. For breakfast, serve warm drizzled with pancake syrup.