Fig and Hazelnut Bread Pudding

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Crunchy hazelnuts, tart apricots, sugary-sweet figs, and a hint of citrus. This rich, dense bread pudding is great served hot or cold, with a dollop of whipped cream.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 8 slices challah bread, toasted

  • 1 cup thinly sliced dried Turkish figs

  • ½ cup thinly sliced dried apricots

  • ½ cup golden raisins

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 2 dried figs, sliced, or as needed

  • 2 dried apricots, sliced, or as needed

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8-inch glass casserole dish with 1 tablespoon butter.

  2. Soak bread slices in a bowl of water until soggy, about 5 minutes. Remove slices from bowl and squeeze out excess water.

  3. Place bread in a separate bowl and mash using your hands; stir in 1 cup figs, 1 cup apricots, raisins, hazelnuts, brown sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, and salt until brown sugar is dissolved. Stir egg into bread mixture until evenly mixed. Spoon bread mixture into the prepared casserole dish, smoothing the top with the back of the spoon. Decorate the mixture with 2 sliced figs and 2 sliced apricots; dot with remaining 1 tablespoon butter.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges and top of bread pudding are lightly browned and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.

  5. Beat cream and honey together in a bowl using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Serve bread pudding warm or cold with a few spoonfuls of honey whipped cream.

Cook's Note:

The quality of the bread is the number-one determining factor in the quality of your finished bread pudding. I like to use a nice eggy bread, like a challah or a Portuguese sweet bread. But even just a good-quality white bread works just fine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

438 Calories
20g Fat
64g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 438
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 132mg 10%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 534mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.