Cardamom Pecan Bread Pudding
You should never get sad over day old bread because you can revive that loaf by making bread pudding! It's actually a great excuse not to waste the bread. Just convince yourself that you're doing a good deed by making this delicious and easy dessert.
Bread pudding is one of the easiest and fastest things to make and it's so hard to mess up. I had leftover brioche bread that I made yesterday that was perfect for this. You can add your favorite type of dried fruit or nuts to this recipe as well. I happen to have pecans on hand, so that's what I used!
I suggest letting the bread soak in the liquid mixture for about 30 minutes, but if you're impatient like myself, then it wont be the end of the world if you put it in the oven right away.
Bread pudding is best right out of the oven and I love putting maple syrup all over it... because why not?
- 4-5 cups day old bread cut in 1 inch cubes
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans (or a nut of your choice)
- 3 extra large eggs
- 2 cups half & half
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoon butter
- Serve with maple syrup, ice cream, or whip cream
- Cut your day old bread in 1 inch cubes and put into a large bowl
- Mix in your nuts with the cubed bread
- In a separate bowl, combine eggs, half & half, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, salt, and 4 tablespoon of butter
- Whisk all the wet ingredients together and then pour into the bread mixture
- Gently mix the bread into the custard
- Refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes until bread soaks up all the liquid
- Use the last tablespoon of butter to grease your baking dish and pour your bread mixture into the dish
- Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 30 minutes