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Pumpkin Pecan Cheddar Bread Pudding

Main Ingredient: Bread

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 Cup day-old baguette or other crusty bread, cubed
  • 2 Tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 Cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/3 Cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 Cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-3/4 Cup 2% milk
  • 1 Cup Cheddar cheese, plus extra for sprinkling, coarsely grated
  • 1/2 Cup pecan pieces, lightly toasted, plus extra for sprinkling
  • Sweetened whipped cream for garnish
  • Cinnamon for sprinkling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease an 8-inch square pan. Toss cubed bread with melted butter in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk pumpkin, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt. Whisk eggs and milk into pumpkin mixture and pour over bread. Stir and let sit for 15 minutes to soak in. Stir in cheese and pecan pieces and pour into prepared dish. Cover dish with parchment paper then foil and bake for 50 minutes. Remove cover and sprinkle with extra cheese and pecan pieces and bake for 10 to 15 minutes more, until center springs back when pressed.
  2. Let bread pudding cool for 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Like the last chapter of a good book, dessert should bring the meal to a memorable close. Satisfying on its own, this dessert becomes ethereal when served with whipped cream and maple syrup. This recipe can be baked ahead of time, chilled and then re-warmed in a 250° F oven for 25 minutes. Mild to medium Cheddars works best because their smooth, milky flavor doesn’t conflict with the sweetness of the dessert.

BLACK CREEK® PRODUCTS USED IN THIS RECIPE

Black Creek®  Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 9 Months)

Black Creek® Cheddar cheeses are made using old-world craftsmanship by Greg Palubicki, a certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker. The result? The finest in premium Wisconsin Cheddar cheese with a dedication to quality you can taste.

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 2 Years)

Black Creek® offers award-winning premium Cheddar cheeses that are recognized for their rich and creamy taste. Each of the brands’ offerings is carefully selected to ensure you receive a consistently delicious cheese that’s perfect for snacking.

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 3 Years)

For over a century, farm fresh milk from the heart of America’s Dairyland has been finely crafted into classic, naturally-aged cheeses under the watchful eyes of certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. Black Creek® Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese is made using these same time-honored traditions and carefully aged for three years to build a full, richly sharp flavor and delightfully crumbly texture.

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