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Chocolate Bread Pudding

This is a fun recipe because the chocolate makes it different from traditional bread pudding. It's a rich, comforting dessert. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 slices day-old bread, crusts removed and cut into cubes (about 3 cups)
  • Optional toppings: Confectioners' sugar and whipped cream

Directions

  • In a small microwave-wave bowl, melt chocolate; stir until smooth.
  • Stir in cream; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the sugar, milk, egg, vanilla and salt. Stir in chocolate mixture. Add bread cubes and toss to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Spoon into 2 greased 2-cup souffle dishes. Bake at 350° until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and top with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 622 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 656mg sodium, 105g carbohydrate (79g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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