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Tropical Bread Pudding with Orange Sauce


Tropical Bread Pudding with Orange Sauce

Tropical Bread Pudding with Orange Sauce

Yield

Makes 10 to 12 servings

Ingredients

3/4 cup raisins
3 cups milk
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup shredded coconut
2/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons vanilla
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 jar (8 ounces) maraschino cherries, undrained
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin orange segments, undrained
1 loaf (16 ounces) cinnamon-raisin bread
Orange Sauce

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly spray 13X9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Place raisins in small bowl. Pour boiling water over to cover. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until plump. Drain.
  4. Combine raisins, milk, eggs, sugar, coconut, walnuts, butter, vanilla and nutmeg in large bowl; mix well. Add cherries and oranges with liquid; mix well.
  5. Break bread into large pieces, about 2 inches square. Add bread pieces to milk mixture. Mixture should be moist but not soupy. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with additional coconut, if desired.
  6. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Serve with Orange Sauce.

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