A rich and creamy Indian dessert. Garnish with sliced almonds or pistachios. Serve warm, at room temperature, or put in the fridge overnight.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 31 mins
total:
1 hr 46 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine half-and-half, sugar, and condensed milk in a large pot over medium-low heat. Bring to a gentle boil; simmer until reduced by half, about 55 minutes.

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  • Dissolve 2 slices of bread in the half-and-half mixture; blend mixture with an immersion blender until thickened.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan. Fry remaining bread slices in batches until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Drain on paper towels.

  • Slice bread diagonally; layer slices in a 9x12-inch baking dish. Pour in enough of the half-and-half mixture to evenly soak the slices.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly, about 20 minutes. Flip bread slices and continue baking, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

707 calories; protein 11.8g; carbohydrates 110.5g; fat 25.5g; cholesterol 61.1mg; sodium 498mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2017
Super delicious and super interesting to make. I loved warming and reducing the milk on the stove. I also used La Lechera brand condensed milk since I had that on hand. Since it's super sweet I reduced the sugar by half. (Final product was still super sweet.) It was very cook using the immersion blender to mix the soak and sopped bread in the milk. I did not deep fry the bread slices in oil more like toasted them on a stovetop grill with the tiniest bit of oil. This baked well and all of the liquid was absorbed into the bread. We enjoyed this very much. I probably won't make it again because it's extremely sweet but it definitely deserves 5 stars. If you're not familiar w/ Indian bread pudding take a look at photos online because it will be hard to imagine how it's supposed to look and be dished up. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2017
Super delicious and super interesting to make. I loved warming and reducing the milk on the stove. I also used La Lechera brand condensed milk since I had that on hand. Since it's super sweet I reduced the sugar by half. (Final product was still super sweet.) It was very cook using the immersion blender to mix the soak and sopped bread in the milk. I did not deep fry the bread slices in oil more like toasted them on a stovetop grill with the tiniest bit of oil. This baked well and all of the liquid was absorbed into the bread. We enjoyed this very much. I probably won't make it again because it's extremely sweet but it definitely deserves 5 stars. If you're not familiar w/ Indian bread pudding take a look at photos online because it will be hard to imagine how it's supposed to look and be dished up. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2019
Amazing! I threw in some rosemary and ground cloves and it truly hit the spot Read More