Silky smooth bread pudding made with mangos and a healthy dash of cardamom. Passed to my mother from her girlhood friend.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
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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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x11 inch baking dish.

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  • Toss together the pieces of bread and mango, and place in the prepared baking dish. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, milk, vanilla and cardamom. Pour over the bread. Dot with small pieces of butter.

  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until slightly puffed and golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

194 calories; protein 6.1g; carbohydrates 27.9g; fat 6.7g; cholesterol 82.3mg; sodium 200.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2005
I prepared this dish for some dinner guests from Kenya because mango is such a staple over there. They loved it! He said that he didn't like most American desserts because they are too sweet but he thought this was perfect. So that tells you that it is not a rich dessert if that's what you're looking for. I just used plain white bread like the recipe called for but perhaps using the Hawaiian bread that a previous reviewer used would give it a little extra sweetness. I personally love sweet rich desserts so I probably would not make this again for myself but I'm giving it 5 stars on behalf of my friends from Kenya. And it's so quick and easy to make that I give it 5 stars in that department. One more note--I could not find cardomom in the grocery store so I substituted a combination of cinnamon and ginger. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/02/2010
This recipe was not to my liking. Read More
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79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2005
I prepared this dish for some dinner guests from Kenya because mango is such a staple over there. They loved it! He said that he didn't like most American desserts because they are too sweet but he thought this was perfect. So that tells you that it is not a rich dessert if that's what you're looking for. I just used plain white bread like the recipe called for but perhaps using the Hawaiian bread that a previous reviewer used would give it a little extra sweetness. I personally love sweet rich desserts so I probably would not make this again for myself but I'm giving it 5 stars on behalf of my friends from Kenya. And it's so quick and easy to make that I give it 5 stars in that department. One more note--I could not find cardomom in the grocery store so I substituted a combination of cinnamon and ginger. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2006
Just like some of the others I was unsure of how the combination of bread pudding and mango was going to taste. This recipe was so simple. My mother-in-law is German and a fantastic cook. I made this and brought it over to her for her to taste. I carried it in set it down on the counter and went out to my car to get something else. When I returned to the house I caught her with spoon in hand already eating the mango bread pudding right out of the baking dish. I laughed and she remarked how tasty it was. She just about ate the whole thing. Next time I make it I will make sure that I pour the egg cardomon mixture onto the bread/mangoes immediately after mixing the cardomon in. I didnt the first time and the cardomon had all settled to the bottom of the mixture and consequently it was all concentrated in the same area of the baking dish. This recipe is a winner in my book! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2005
This was a hit. We had a bunch of mangos and tried this. We didn't have Cardamom so substituted pumpkin spice and cinnamon. Also we used Hawaiian sweet bread instead of plain white bread and added raisins too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2008
This is an excellent recipe. I love mangos and was looking for some good ways to use them and my husband loves bread pudding so I figured this would be perfect. The only thing I changed was to reduce the cardamom to 1 tsp for fear of it being overpowering and I thought that amount was perfect. I also really urge people not to replace the cardamom with another spice- it gives such an amazing flavor to the mango. I made this in ramekins and topped them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream- delicious and looked pretty too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2006
I love bread pudding & I love mangoes but I was unsure of the two together...I shouldn't have been....this was good! I had 3 WW kaiser rolls that needed to be used so I used those I had two small mangoes & one large so I used all three & I added a little more sugar. My eggs were very large so I just added a bit more milk to compensate for the additional bread. On the test bite I thought it might need a sauce to accompany it but then I couldn't stay out of it while I was cooking dinner so evidently not. LOL The first thing my hubby said to me this morning was to say again how good the bread pudding was so I guess it's a winner in his book too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2006
Pretty tasty. Good texture and easy to make. I halved the recipe and baked the pudding in four 6 ounce ramekins. Not exceptionally sweet and the cardamom is a little overpowering for me--next time I'll cutting the amount of cardamom and adding cinnamon and perhaps some raisins. Will probably be really good with whipped cream custard sauce or ice cream too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2006
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Rating: 1 stars
08/02/2010
This recipe was not to my liking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2008
I was looking for a healthy bread pudding recipe for our extra baguettes and this was it! This is a great combo (it tastes like an indian dish that is basically mango pulp with cardamom) and I lightened it up by using Splenda and Smart Balance instead of butter. It was really delicious and not too sweet-- my entire family loved it. Crunchy on top kind of a custard on the bottom and the mango adds plenty of fiber! Thanks for this great recipe!! Read More
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