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Chocolate Pecan Bread Pudding

Chocolate Pecan Bread Pudding.jpg   Ingredients for Custard:
  • 3/4 cup Whole milk
  • 1-1/2 cups Heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups  Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 5 Egg yolks
Ingredients for Bread Pudding: 
  • 6 Slices of toasted white bread
  • 1 Recipe of custard
  • 2/3 cup Chocolate sauce
  • 3/4 cup Caramelized pecans
Ingredients for Chocolate Sauce
  • 6 ounces Fine-quality bittersweet 
  • chocolate, chopped 
  • 3 T. Water 
  • 1/4 cup Heavy cream 
  • 3 T. Sugar
Ingredients for Caramel Pecans 
  • 1 cup Pecans
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1-1/2 T. Butter
  • 2 T. Water
  • Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 325° F.
To prepare the custard: Combine milk, cream, vanilla and sugar in a small pot or sauté pan and cook until sugar is dissolved. Place egg and yolks into a bowl and whisk. Slowly add in the warm cream mixture, while whisking the eggs to keep them from curdling.
To prepare the bread pudding: Soak bread in custard in a bowl and transfer to a baking dish. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until cooked thru. Remove from the oven and keep warm. While the bread pudding bakes, make chocolate sauce.

To prepare the chocolate sauce:
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and place the bowl over a pot with simmering water and stir until chocolate is dissolved and mixed well. Transfer chocolate sauce into a small container and keep warm until ready to serve.

To prepare the caramelized pecans:
Heat pecans in medium sauté pan in sugar, butter, water and salt mixture, and cook until water has evaporated. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake in 275° F. oven for 15 minutes or until very crunchy. Yields 1 cup.

To serve:Serve the bread pudding warm and top with the chocolate sauce and caramelized pecans.
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