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Spiced Fig Bread Pudding

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Spiced Fig Bread Pudding
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 10 hr 25 min
  • Servings 10
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This spiced fig bread pudding is baked to perfection - a wonderful addition to your dessert table.
Updated Oct 4, 2012

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

Steps

  • 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

420 Calories, 21g Total Fat, 9g Protein, 51g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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