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Coconut Cream Bread Pudding Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Amanda Steele
Added: Friday, December 28, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Prep: 20 min., Stand: 5 min., Bake: 43 min., Cook: 6 min.
Ingredients

1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
4 large eggs
2 1/2 cups milk, at room temperature and divided
1 (15-oz.) can cream of coconut, divided
8 tablespoons butter, melted and divided
1 (8-oz.) French bread loaf, cut into 1-inch cubes
Vegetable cooking spray
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions:
Directions:
Heat Oven to 350 degrees.
Beat cream cheese at low speed with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth. Add 1 cup sugar and eggs, and beat at medium speed 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Stir in 2 cups milk, 1 cup cream of coconut, and 3 Tbsp. melted butter. Stir in bread cubes. Let stand 5 minutes.

Coat a 13- x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Pour bread mixture into dish.

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until set.

Stir together flaked coconut, pecans, and 3 Tbsp. melted butter. Sprinkle coconut mixture over baked pudding, and bake 5 to 8 more minutes or until browned.

Stir together remaining 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup cream of coconut.

Cook remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a medium-size heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until sugar is caramelized and mixture becomes a light brown syrup. Stir in milk mixture, and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until sauce is thickened slightly and sugar is dissolved. Stir in remaining 2 Tbsp. melted butter.

Cut bread pudding into 8 to 10 servings, and serve with caramelized sugar sauce.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour total
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Bread pudding will always remind me of my Father-in-law, Kenneth Pace. It was a staple for Christmas Day Dinner in Blanco, Tx. Here is a great twist on an old favorite that I came across in Southern Living Magazine.

 

 

 

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