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Spiced Fig Bread Pudding

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