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Cranberry Bread Pudding

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"'This down-home dessert takes on a touch of elegance when I serve it warm and drizzled with a thin orange custard sauce,' relates Margery Richmond of Fort Collins, Colorado. 'It's so pretty that I often make it for dinner guests using either fresh or frozen cranberries.'"
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1 h 40 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish, layer half of the bread cubes, cranberries and orange peel. Repeat layers. Drizzle with butter. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, milk 3/4 cup sugar and vanilla; pour over bread mixture. Let stand for 15-30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for 65-75 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  2. For sauce, in a heavy saucepan, beat egg yolks and sugar. Stir in cream and orange peel. Cook and stir over low heat for 20-25 minutes or until mixture reaches 160 degrees F and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat; discard orange peel. Stir in extract. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve with bread pudding.


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I made this for my family's (brothers, sisters, spouses and kids) big get together on Dec. 26. There were 4 other desserts and this was definitely the star of the dessert table. The custard s...

This was my first attempt at bread pudding and it was awesome. Suggestions: I used 2 loaves of Italian bread. I cut it the night before and let it get stale overnight. I had read in some oth...

I made this bread pudding last night and it was delicious! The best bread pudding I have ever had! I made my own topping instead of the orange custard sauce. I made it with powdered sugar, bu...

Really simple and so good! I used raisins in place of the cranberries and doubled the custard sauce and used freshly grated orange peel (about 3 oranges worth). Fantastic flavor, will be makin...

MMMMMM, so yummy! I did cut the recipe in half and had to improvise a little bit on the 'bread'. I used one that is an apple cinnamon type 'streusel' bread (not your healthiest grain choice!!)...

This is the best bread pudding recipe. Before i tried this recipe i didn't like bread pudding. The first time i made it i followed the recipe. After that i changed it and used the dried cranberr...

So many requests for this recipe. You know it's good when that happens. I love bread pudding, and this is the best recipe I've tried, especially the custard sauce!!!!!

Delicious! Even all my picky eaters loved this recipe!!!

I can't give this enough stars. I truly dislike bread pudding and got volunteered to make some for christmas brunch. I tried 3-4 of them before this one and still couldn't bring myself to like i...