Petite Crème Citrus Bread Pudding with Passionfruit Caramel Sauce

Petite Crème Citrus Bread Pudding with Passionfruit Caramel Sauce Recipe
Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Paul Grosz favors a simple, homey approach in his presentation, which he demonstrates in this bread pudding.


10 servings (serving size: 1 piece pudding and about 1 tablespoon sauce)

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Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 296
Caloriesfromfat 20 %
Fat 6.6 g
Satfat 3.8 g
Monofat 1.7 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 6.3 g
Carbohydrate 55.7 g
Fiber 3.6 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Iron 37 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Calcium 180 mg


2 cups fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lime rind
1 teaspoon dried thyme
8 large egg whites
5 cups (1-inch) cubed French bread
Cooking spray
6 (1-ounce) slices petite crème cheese or Brie cheese
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup passionfruit puree
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)


To prepare pudding, combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in bread cubes. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Place bread mixture in an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

To prepare sauce, combine sugar and puree in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until candy thermometer registers 238°. Remove from heat; gradually stir in 1/3 cup orange juice. Serve warm with pudding. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.

Note: Passionfruit puree and petite crème cheese are available in specialty food stores. You can make your own puree with fresh passionfruit. Puree the pulp of a dozen passionfruit in a food processor for about 1 cup. You can also order petite crème cheese from The Great American Cheese Collection; call 773-779-5055.