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White Chocolate Challah Bread Pudding
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White Chocolate Challah Bread Pudding

Adapted from The Figs Table, White Chocolate Challah Pudding is my favorite bread pudding recipe of all time.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8
Author Anna

Ingredients

  • 7 large egg yolks
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 10 ounces white chocolate about 2 cups chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or paste
  • 4 cups challah cubes about 1 loaf crusts removed, if desired

Raspberry Sauce

  • 1 10 oz bag frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Optional: 2 tablespoon raspberry liqueur

    Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch square pan, and have ready a larger pan (such as a roasting pan) as you will be baking the smaller pan in the larger.
    • Whisk the egg yolks and eggs together in a small bowl and set aside.
    • In a large saucepan, combine the cream, milk and sugar and cook over medium heat until bubbles begin to form around the edge, but not quite boiling. Stir in the white chocolate, then gradually add the egg mixture in a slow and steady stream, whisking constantly.
    • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract (or paste).
    • Put the bread in the greased baking pan and gradually pour the egg mixture over the bread, pressing it down and making sure it all falls through the cracks. Let rest for 15 minutes.
    • Cover with aluminum foil and place in a larger pan (such as a roasting pan) filled halfway with very hot water. Transfer to the oven and bake until firm and, when touched in the middle, the custard does not show up on your finger, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
    • As the custard bakes, keep checking the water level, adding enough so that it’s always at the half way point.
    • Serve warm with fresh berries or raspberry sauce.
    • Sauce: Place thawed raspberries and sugar in a saucepan.
    • In a separate bowl, stir together water and cornstarch. Pour over raspberries and set over medium heat. Stir mixture until it beings to boil, thicken and clear. Remove from heat.
    • Place a sieve over a bowl and pour berry sauce through sieve, pressing so that the sauce goes into the bowl and the seeds stay behind. Stir lemon juice intro strained raspberry sauce. If you have some raspberry liqueur, add it - this is a great addition, but not necessary.