Pear-Ginger Bread Pudding

Ingredients

1 tablespoon Crystallized ginger, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Orange peel zest
1/3 cup Pears, chopped
4 cups Dried white bread cubes
2 whole Eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups Sunrich SōL Vanilla
1/4 cup Unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup White granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Bourbon sauce (optional), see below

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350◦F. Grease a 1 & 1/2-quart casserole; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine the bread cubes and pears. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, Sunrich SōL Vanilla, melted butter, sugar, ginger, orange zest, and vanilla. Stir into bread mixture. Transfer to prepared casserole dish.

Bake uncovered for 55 minutes or until puffed. Cool slightly before serving. If desired, serve with bourbon sauce (recipe follows).

Bourbon Sauce Ingredients (Yield: 3/4 cup)

1/4 cup Unsalted butter, cut up
1/2 cup Honey
1 Egg yolk, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons Water
2 tablespoons Bourbon

Preparation

In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the sugar, water, and egg yolk. Cook and stir over medium heat for 10 minutes or until mixture thickens and just boils. Remove from heat. Stir in bourbon; allow the sauce to cool slightly. Serve warm over bread pudding.

Yield: 8 servings

*Recipe courtesy of Sunrich Naturals.*