Caramelized Pear Bread Pudding
This version caramelized fresh pears are used both in and on top of the pudding. Making it worthy of any holiday table. Serve warm or chilled as a dessert or feature it at breakfast or brunch.
(Make 8 serves)
Amount Per Serving: 255 Calories, 4 g. Protein, 43 g. Carbohydrates, 8 g. Dietary Fiber, 8 g. Fat, 2 g. Saturated Fat, 60 mg. Cholesterol, 175 mg. Sodium
- 12 oz. of sturdy multigrain bread
- 1 Tbsp. of unsalted butter, softened
- 2 Tbsp. of canola oil
- 3 firm ripe pears, peeled, halved, cored and sliced
- 2 pinches of allspice
- 2 3/4 cups of low-fat (1%) milk
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 Tbsp. of firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp. of dark honey
- 2 Tbsp. of vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. of ground cloves
- Low-fat cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9” square baking dish with cooking spray.
- Cut the bread into 1” cubes then arrange the bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Set aside.
- In a large-size nonstick frying pan, melt 1 1/2 tsp. of butter over medium heat until frothy. Stir in 1 Tbsp. of oil.
- Add half of pear slices to the pan and sauté for 10 minutes or until evenly browned.
- Sprinkle a generous pinch of allspice onto the pears then remove them to a plate.
- Repeat with remaining butter, oil, pears and allspice.
- Arrange half of the toasted bread cubes evenly in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with half of the sauteed pears and the remaining bread cubes.
- Combine milk, eggs, 2 Tbsp. of sugar, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves in large-size bowl. Whisk until well blended.
- Pour milk mixture over the bread and cover with plastic wrap. Let stand for 20 to 30 minutes, pressing down gently every so often until the bread absorbs the milk mixture.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of the pudding comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
- Serve Caramelized pear bread pudding as a dessert or feature it at breakfast or brunch.
Source : MayoClinic
Recipe Under : 200 to 300 Calories - Bake