Gingersnaps add a sublime note to the classic spring combination of strawberries and rhubarb. Source: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2006

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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degees F. Coat an 11-by-7-inch glass baking dish or a 2-quart casserole with cooking spray.

  • To prepare custard: Whisk egg whites, eggs and milk in a medium bowl. Add sugar, vanilla and orange zest: whisk to combine.

  • Toss bread, gingersnaps, strawberries, rhubarb and 1/4 cup walnuts in a large bowl. Add the custard and toss well to coat. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and push down to compact. Cover with foil.

  • Bake until the custard has set, 40 to 45 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with 1/4 cup walnuts (or Streusel Topping) and continue baking until the pudding is puffed and golden on top, 15 to 20 minutes more. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the pudding through Step 3; refrigerate overnight. Let stand at room temperature while the oven preheats. Bake as directed in Step 4.

Tips: Spread walnuts on a baking sheet, place in a preheated 350 degree F oven and toast, stirring once, until fragrant and lightly browned, 7 to 9 minutes.

To make streusel topping: Combine 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup oats (preferably old-fashioned), 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 2 tablespoons canola oil in a small bowl. Spread the mixture on top of the pudding after the initial 40 to 45 minutes of baking.

Nutrition Facts

321 calories; 10.3 g total fat; 1.9 g saturated fat; 94 mg cholesterol; 274 mg sodium. 378 mg potassium; 45.5 g carbohydrates; 4.1 g fiber; 22 g sugar; 12.3 g protein; 163 IU vitamin a iu; 26 mg vitamin c; 79 mcg folate; 123 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 58 mg magnesium; 17 g added sugar;

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Easy and Tastes good This is a good rhubarb dessert. When I took the foil off for the last 15 minutes there was a lot of juice from the fruit as a result I think I over cooked my just a bit. I will make this again but next time will follow the baking directions and will also add just a tad more fruit - we felt it could use more. Serve warm - good recipe. Pros: Easy Cons: A little dry Read More