BREAD PUDDING WITH LIME TEQUILA SAUCE

BREAD PUDDING WITH LIME TEQUILA SAUCE

8 servings

 

  • 8 ounces French bread, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple-in-its-own juice, including juice
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature or the equivalent of 3 eggs in egg substitute, IE, Egg Beaters
  • 2 cups milk or reduced-fat or skim milk
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  •   or the equivalent of ¾ cup brown sugar in granulated brown sugar substitute
  • ½ cup dark seedless raisins
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans or English walnuts
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

 

Lime Tequila Sauce

Thin slices of lime for garnish

 

Arrange bread pieces in one layer on an ungreased baking sheet; bake in a preheated slow oven (325 degrees F.) for 8 to 10 minutes or until bread pieces are lightly browned.

In a large bowl, combine the pineapple and juice, 3ggs, milk, brown sugar, raisins, and nuts, mixing well.  Fold in toasted bread pieces; allow mixture to stand at room temperature until all the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

Spoon bread mixture, spreading evenly, into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish lightly coated with non-caloric vegetable cooking spray.  Bake, covered, in a preheated moderate oven (350 degrees F.) for 45 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.  Allow pudding to cool to warm.

To serve, cut into squares.  Liberally spoon hot Lime Tequila Sauce over each serving and garnish with a slice of lime.

Note: For 4 to 6 servings, use 4 ounces French bread, ½ (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, 1 egg plus 1 egg white or 1 egg yolk, 1 cup milk, 6 tablespoons brown sugar, ¼ cup raisins, 2 tablespoons chopped nuts, and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon.  Bake in a 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish lightly coated with non-caloric vegetable cooking spray in a preheated moderate oven (350 degrees F.) for about 30 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.  Serve as previously directed.

 

Lime Tequila Sauce

about 2 cups

 

  • 2 eggs or the equivalent of 2 eggs in egg substitute, IE, Egg Beaters
  • ½ cup sugar or the equivalent of ½ cup sugar in granulated sugar substitute
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

In a small heavy saucepan, combine all ingredients, mixing well.  Cook, stirring constantly, over moderate just until mixture comes to a simmer.  Do not boil.

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