Bread Pudding with Caramelized Pears

Bread Pudding with Caramelized Pears
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Recipe type: Desserts
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Serves: 8
 
Bread pudding is comfort food and this version is lighter and more diabetic friendly than others. Low fat.
Ingredients
  • 6 slices whole wheat sandwich bread
  • 2 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups hot low-fat milk
  • 4 pears, peeled, cored and sliced
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup sliced blanched almonds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Spray 8-cup baking dish.
  3. Trim crusts from bread
  4. Butter one side of each bread slice. Cut into 4 triangles each; layer in prepared baking dish, overlapping triangles.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, ⅓ eggs, ⅓ cup of the sugar and vanilla.
  6. Whisk in hot milk in a stream, stirring constantly.
  7. Pour over bread.
  8. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook the remaining sugar and 2 tablespoons water, stirring occasionally, until mixture turns a deep caramel color.
  9. Immediately add pears and nutmeg (be careful of spatters).
  10. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until pears are tender and sauce is smooth.
  11. Stir in raisins; spoon evenly over bread slices. Sprinkle almonds over top.
  12. Place baking dish in shallow roasting pan; add enough boiling water to reach halfway up sides of dish.
  13. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until custard is set in center. Remove from water bath; place on rack to cool.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 247 Fat: 7g Saturated fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 41g Sodium: 150mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 8g Cholesterol: 103mg