Chocolate, Cherry & Almond Bread Pudding
From EatingWell: April/May 2006
This pudding's rich vanilla flavor plays perfectly with the luscious chocolate, cherries and almonds.
- 4 large egg whites
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup skim milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Bread & filling
- 4 cups whole-grain bread, crusts removed if desired, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 1/2 pound, 4-6 slices)
- 2 cups pitted cherries, fresh or frozen (thawed)
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, preferably mini
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted (see Tip)
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted, or Streusel Topping (see Tip)
- Preheat oven to 375°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 cinnamon: whisk to combine.
- Toss bread, cherries, chocolate chips and 1/4 cup almonds 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 almonds (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.
Tips & Notes
- 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: Toast sliced almonds in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 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.
Per serving: 317 calories; 12 g fat (4 g sat, 5 g mono); 106 mg cholesterol; 45 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 4 g fiber; 219 mg sodium; 348 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Magnesium (16% daily value), Fiber (15% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings: 3
Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 other carbohydrates, 2 fat
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- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- More than 1 hour
- 8 or more
- Preparation/ Technique
- April/May 2006