September 12, 2012

Sinfully Delicious: Maple Bacon Bread Pudding

Y’all are in for a real treat today. My dear friend Ms. Amy, a talented cook and delightful Tennessee belle, has agreed to share her top secret recipe for Maple Bacon Bread Pudding.

Yes, you read that correctly. It’s like nothing else I’ve ever eaten. I even broke from my vegan diet to indulge in some this past weekend. In fact, Ms. Amy entered her creative dish (she came up with the recipe) into a bake-off and I was able to photograph the finished product before it was whisked away to the judges. Alas, she didn’t win, but I think the judges must have been crazy because I can’t imagine anything better.

Maple Bacon Bread Pudding
  • 2 dozen glazed doughnuts (Krispy Kreme preferable)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pound bacon, fried and crumbled

Shred doughnuts into a large bowl. Mix milk, syrup, and eggs. Pour over shredded doughnuts and let set until all liquid is absorbed. Fold in all of crumbled bacon, reserving a cup or so for topping. Pour into baking dish, and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until mixture is set in middle.

Hot Fudge Sauce
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 bag caramels
  • 1/2 pound bar milk chocolate
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Heat milk and caramels until melted into a smooth sauce. Add chocolate until melted. Fold in ice cream and vanilla. Stir until well blended and creamy.

Spoon bread pudding into individual dishes. Top with hot fudge sauce. Sprinkle with remaining crumbled bacon. Enjoy!

Many thanks to Ms. Amy for sharing her one-of-a-kind recipe with us here! She is a precious friend and I'm so impressed by her creativity to come up with this dish. Rumor has it she makes a wickedly good banana pudding...maybe she'll share that recipe too!