Sunday, April 12, 2015

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

I perhaps, maybe the only one in this house that loves Bread pudding. My husband states that it has always reminded him of soggy bread. Ever since he made that statement I haven't made any since. Especially since I'd be the only one to eat it. Having gained 30 pounds in the course of two years and now working ever so hard to lose it...that would be a no-no.

Sunday, I made pancakes. What does this have to do with bread pudding? Well, leftover pancakes actually fair well  to be used as a delicious dessert. I used bite size pieces of pancakes and added a maple syrup, egg and butter ...with pecans and voila...a dessert that my kids..and even my husband enjoyed.

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

  • 6 cups of bite size pancakes - mine were homemade - but feel free to make them from a box mix.
  • 2 cups of bite size breads pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup pancake syrup - yummy
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter - melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans 
  • Pre-heat oven to 375.
  • Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Place the bite-size pancake and bread pieces in the pan and pour the melted butter over it.
  • In a bowl mix the pancake syrup, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon and vanilla extract. 
  • Stir the pecans in the mix then pour over the pancake and bread pieces. 
  • Push the bread and the mix around the pan with a rubber spatula to ensure all pieces are covered.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
Please understand that this isn't a traditional bread pudding. The consistency is amazing. And it isn't technically a pie.. it has no crust.. but because the bread holds up really well.. as it isn't "soggy" - it is easy to serve and cut.. heck.. you can eat it with your fingers like a dessert bar...or a breakfast bar :)

Of course..this is a treat you should enjoy very infrequently as a cup of pancake syrup isn't exactly something that should be taken lightly. But it sure is delicious.