Chocolate Bread Pudding

Nutritional Information

Calories 711
Fat 12 g
Satfat 23 g
Protein 12 g
Carbohydrate 74 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 297 mg
Sodium 427 mg


1/2 cup unsweetened dried cherries
1/3 cup brandy
2 cups heavy cream
1 3/4 cups milk
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped, plus extra for serving
4 eggs and 3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (10 oz.) loaf brioche or challah bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
Whipped cream, optional


Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish. In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook cherries and brandy until simmering; remove from heat and set aside.

In a saucepan, bring cream, milk, 1/2 cup sugar and salt to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate to melt.

Whisk eggs, yolks and remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Whisk in 1/3 chocolate mixture slowly and then remaining mixture and vanilla to finish custard.

Layer baking dish as follows: 1/3 of brioche, 1/2 cherries, another 1/3 brioche, remaining cherries (and brandy) and remaining brioche. Pour custard on top to soak brioche.

Place bread pudding dish in a larger dish or pan and pour enough hot water into larger pan to come 2/3 up sides of pudding dish. Bake until just set and center jiggles slightly, about 1 hour, 10 minutes. Let cool.

Spoon pudding into dishes. Top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate, if desired.

January 2006
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