Rich and tangy cranberry put a new twist on this classic dessert.
- 4 cups bread, staled, cubed and toasted
- 2½ cups white chocolate, cubed (or chips)
- 4 egg whites (reserve yolks)
- 1¼ cup milk (plus ¼ cup in case it is needed later)
- 1¼ cream (plus ¼ cup in case it is needed later)
- 1 tbsp Amoretti® Vanilla Madagascar Bourbon Water Soluble 20X
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¾ cup frozen cranberries, whole
- ¾ cup pecans, chopped and lightly toasted
- 3½ tsp Amoretti® Cranberry Artisan
PUMPKIN SPICE ANGLAISE
- 1 cup half & half
- ⅓ cup and 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 tsp Amoretti® Vanilla Madagascar Bourbon Water Soluble 20X
- ¼ tsp Amoretti® Pumpkin Spice Extract
- Day 1: Toast the stale, cubed bread in the oven at 350°F for 15 minutes. Set aside. (This can be done in advance and frozen. I often buy stale bread whenever I see it, and keep the toasted cubes in the freezer to eliminate one of the steps in this process.)
- Toast the pecan pieces at 350°F for 5 min. Set aside to cool, and then wrap securely for use the next day.
- If you have white chocolate in a bar, cut it in small cubes and wrap for use the next day.
- Day 2: Mix the eggs and sugar and set aside.
- Heat the cream and milk to simmering. Add the Vanilla Madagascar Bourbon, and then temper in the eggs and sugar. Add the Cranberry Artisan, and stir to combine.
- Pour mixture over the bread, wrap, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (overnight is best). There should be some liquid in the pan. If all the liquid has been absorbed, combine ¼ cup milk and ¼ cup cream and pour over the bread.
- Day 3: Sprinkle the toasted pecans and cubed white chocolate over the pudding and stir to incorporate, making sure the ingredients are evenly spread in the pan. Bake at 350°F for 50-60 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Bake at 350°F for 50-60 minutes, until lightly browned.
PUMPKIN SPICE ANGLAISE
- Combine the yolks and 2 tablespoons of sugar and set aside.
- Heat the half and half, Vanilla Madagascar Bourbon and ⅓ cup of sugar to boil.
- Remove from heat and temper in the eggs and sugar mix.
- Return to heat and cook on low until the back of a spoon or spatula is coated, or to 82 degrees Celsius.
- Remove from heat and add the Pumpkin Spice Extract.