Pear and Maple Syrup Bread Pudding

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Sep. 22, 2011

Ingredients

Pear 4 Large (firm, ripe )
Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon ( 25 ml)
Butter 2 Tablespoon (25 ml + 1 tbsp (15 ml) butter, softened for topping)
Maple syrup 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (75 ml)
White bread cubes 3 Cup (48 tbs) (stale, 750 ml)
Egg 2 Medium
Egg yolk 2 Medium
Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs) (425 ml)
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon (5 ml)
Walnuts 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs) , chopped (75 ml for topping)
Brown sugar 2 Tablespoon (for topping)

Directions

GETTING READY

1) Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C).

2) Peel, core and slice pears; toss with lemon juice to prevent browning.

MAKING

3) In skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat; cook pears and 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the maple syrup, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 10 minutes or until pears are tender and liquid has evaporated.

4) Stir in bread cubes. Spread pear mixture in 8-inch (2 L) square baking dish and set aside.

5) In bowl, whisk together eggs, yolks, milk, remaining maple syrup and vanilla; pour over pear mixture.

6) Topping: In small bowl, combine walnuts, brown sugar and butter; sprinkle over pudding.

7) Place baking dish in large shallow pan and pour in enough hot water to come halfway up sides of dish.

8) Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until just set in centre.

SERVING

9) Serve warm or cool.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 55 Minutes
Ready In: 55 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 350Calories from Fat 104

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.5%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 165 mg6.88%

Total Carbohydrates 56 g18.7%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 32 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet