Combining two classics into one dessert. Gooey pecan pie combined with bread pudding makes this dessert recipe amazing.
|French bread loaf||16 Ounce (1 loaf, a day old)|
|Milk||2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)|
|Half and half||1 Cup (16 tbs) (see notes You can substitute whole milk or heavy cream)|
|Eggs||4 (lightly beaten)|
|Granulated sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Butter||1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , softened|
|Packed brown sugar||1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Chopped pecans||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cube bread then place in a large bowl.
3. In another bowl, beat eggs, milk, half & half, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Pour over the bread and allow to sit 5 to 10 minutes
4. In another small bowl, combine with a fork, softened butter, brown sugar, and pecans. This mixture will have the consistency of wet sand.
5. Pour half of the bread mixture into a greased 8x8 inch pan. (Yes, 8x8-inch pan.)
6. Top with half of the pecan mixture.
7. Spoon remaining bread mixture over and top with remaining pecan mixture. Press down into pan slightly. Pan will be really full.
8. Top with remaining pecan mixture.
9. Place pan on a cookie sheet with a 1-inch edge to catch any mixture that may boil over.
10. Bake at 350 degrees F 45 to 55 minutes.
11. The center will be slightly jiggly but will set when cool.
12. Allow to cool 20 to 30 minutes before serving so that the slices will hold together.
13. It is a thick bread pudding and I cut into 16 equal servings. Obviously, you can cut larger slices.
14. Serve and enjoy!
Half & Half is a mixture of heavy cream and whole milk. If Half & Half is not available in your area, you can substitute either whole milk or heavy cream. (Heavy cream may also be called Heavy Whipping Cream or Whipping Cream.)