Spiced Fig Bread Pudding

Spiced Fig Bread Pudding

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

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

10:25

Hrs:Mins

Makes

10

servings

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.
Makes 10 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 420
    • Total Fat 21g
      • (Saturated Fat 12g,),
    • Sodium 220mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 51g
      • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Protein 9g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      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.