Spiced Fig Bread Pudding

This spiced fig bread pudding is baked to perfection - a wonderful addition to your dessert table.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 25 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

10
oz Brioche, challah or French bread, cut into 3/4-inch slices, then cut into 3/4-inch cubes (7 cups)
27
dried Mission figs (about 7 oz), stems removed
2
cups boiling water
2
teaspoons butter, softened
4
whole eggs
1
egg yolk
3/4
cup granulated sugar
3
cups half-and-half
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon ground allspice
1
tablespoon coarse sugar, if desired
1
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 On 17x12-inch half-sheet pan, place bread cubes. Let stand uncovered 8 hours to dry.
  • 2 In small bowl, place figs; cover with boiling water. Let stand 15 minutes or until figs are softened. Drain; coarsely chop figs.
  • 3 Grease 11x7 (2-quart) glass baking dish with softened butter. In large bowl, beat whole eggs, egg yolk, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, the half-and-half, orange peel, vanilla, ginger and allspice with wire whisk until well blended. Gently stir in bread cubes and figs. Pour into baking dish. Let stand 30 minutes.
  • 4 Heat oven to 325°F. Sprinkle coarse sugar over bread pudding. Bake 1 hour 20 minutes or until top is puffed and light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 5 In chilled medium bowl, beat whipping cream and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form (do not overbeat). Serve with warm bread pudding.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
),
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.