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Nature’s Pride: Bread Pudding Times 2

Posted Sep 29 2010 4:17am

I can’t believe it’s almost October! That means November is right around the corner and the 2nd Foodbuzz Festival is coming up soon.

I had so much fun at the festival last year, and Nature’s Pride was the reason I was able to attend! The flights + hotel to San Francisco from Virginia are pretty steep for just a weekend trip, so I’m entering again.

Plus – a food challenge is a food challenge :)

I can’t turn them down, and, after the great experience I had last year, I’d love to have another chance to represent Nature’s Pride as a Bread Ambassador!


And these turned out better than I expected – in fact, these two ideas came out so well that I could decide which one to post! So you get to see both ;)



I used Nature’s Pride Honey Wheat bread for both of these dishes. I love how soft this bread is and knew it would soak up the eggs and milk and bake into a beautiful bread pudding.


Carrot Cake Bread Pudding  (My favorite!)

  • 20 slices Nature’s Pride Honey Wheat bread, diced
  • 4 carrots, shredded (about 1 cup shredded carrots)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 cup fat free evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup half’n’half
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin or apple butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Dice bread and toss with carrots.
  3. Put bread and carrot mixture into greased 9×13 baking dish.
  4. Dollop cream cheese on top and sprinkle with brown sugar.
  5. In large bowl, whisk eggs with milk, cream, orange juice, maple syrup, butter, pumpkin/apple butter, vanilla, and spices.
  6. Pour egg mixture over top.
  7. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes.
  8. While bread pudding is still hot, spread cream cheese over the top of the entire dish.
  9. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup (optional, but delicious).


The smell of this bread pudding baking in the oven was almost too much for me Monday afternoon.

It took all I had to not dive into it!



The cream cheese layer gives this dish just enough tang and balances out the brown sugar, pumpkin butter, and maple syrup.

The second bread pudding was another idea I came up with a few weeks ago. I’ve been dying to make this.

Brown Sugar Bacon and Apple Bread Pudding


I know.

Brown Sugar Bacon. If you have not tried this yet, please do. Even if you don’t make the bread pudding…just make the bacon.

You won’t regret it.


Brown Sugar Bacon and Apple Bread Pudding

  • 10 slice Nature’s Pride Honey Wheat bread, diced
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and lay the bacon slices on the foil.
  3. Use 1/4 cup of brown sugar and sprinkle evenly over the bacon.
  4. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until sugar is melted/caramelized and the bacon is crisp.
  5. Take bacon out, let cool for a few minutes, and then move to a cutting board.
  6. Once cooled, diced bacon and toss with cubed bread and diced apple.
  7. In large bowl, whisk the last 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 6 eggs, milk, cinnamon, and salt.
  8. Pour egg mixture over bread.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes or until set.
  10. Serve.


After tasting this, Nick said he would like this one with a layer of cream cheese, too!

Guess that tang on the carrot cake bread pudding was a good choice ;)


Pairing the brown sugar bacon with the tart local apples was perfect! Sweet, salty, tart – all in one dish.


I don’t think you can ever go wrong with bacon.

Although…if I had to choose one, the carrot cake bread pudding would be my favorite – based on these first 2 trials! You just can’t beat that cream cheese layer and the spices from the pumpkin/apple butter.


**This is my official entry for the Natures Pride Bread Ambassador contest to win a trip to the 2010 FoodBuzz Fest**


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