A Sunrise Recipe: Cranberry Bread Pudding

Sunrise Senior Living  |  February 16, 2016
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This winter dish, a favorite of our Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody community, is an original recipe created by our chef and featuring cranberries, a well-known “superfood.”

Among their health benefits, cranberries are known for helping prevent urinary tract infections (UTI). Also considered low calorie - half a cup contains only 25 calories – cranberries are also show to prevent certain types of cancer, improved immune function, decreased blood pressure and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. 

Cranberry Bread Pudding
Serves

Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients:
  • ½ bag fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ orange, zest only
  • 1 cinnamon stick
Instructions:
  1. Place all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes to thicken.
  3. Remove from the heat and cool completely. Remove and discard the cinnamon stick.
Bread Mixture

Ingredients:
  • 1 baguette, diced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 5 large eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Triple Sec
Instructions:
  1. Combine the eggs, sugar, vanilla and Triple Sec. Whisk until well combined.
  2. Whisk in the cream.
  3. Place the bread in a bowl. Cover with the egg mixture, toss to combine, and let stand for 30 minutes.
  4. Pour the bread and cream mixture into a greased baking pan. Drop spoonfuls of the cranberry sauce evenly over the bread mixture.  Cover pans tightly with parchment and foil.
  5. Fill a second slightly larger pan halfway with water. Place the pan with the bread inside the larger pan to create a water bath.
  6. Bake at 300°F for 1 hour, until center is set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. May be served warm or chilled.