Irish Cook

Panettone Bread Pudding 

Serves 8 to 10; Makes 28 Mini Desserts

This bread pudding is perfect for the holidays! Filled with the distinctive, festive flavors of candied fruits, it can be served plain or with caramel sauce.

One 24-ounce panettone, cut into cubes

2 cups cinnamon raisin bread (or crusts), cubed 

5 large eggs

1 cup sugar

4 cups heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Pinch of salt

8 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

Caramel sauce, for topping 

Confectioners’ sugar, for sprinkling

1. Spread out the panettone and bread cubes on a baking sheet. Leave to dry out for 2 to 3 hours. 

2. Coat a 9 x13-inch baking dish with no-stick baking spray.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until blended. Whisk in the cream, 

vanilla bean paste, and salt

4. Transfer the breads to the prepared pan; drizzle with melted butter.

5. Pour the egg mixture over the breads, stirring gently to incorporate. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 6 hours, or overnight. 

6. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Uncover the pudding. Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes, or until the 

top is puffed and browned.  Let cool on a wire rack. 

7. Serve warm or at room temperature with caramel sauce. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.

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