Have you ever come across a recipe that jumped out at you and made your mouth water just by its name alone? One that screamed ‘Make me!!!’? Well, that’s what happened to me when I saw this recipe on Pinterest. Without even really looking at the picture, this recipe caught my attention. For those of you who don’t know, pecan pie is my favorite dessert. So it only seemed natural that this recipe got my attention. As far as bread pudding goes, I’m not a big fan. But just the words Pecan Pie in the title made me forget that little fact. Ha!
One of my New Year’s Resolution is to prepare and cook one gourmet meal per month. Today, I’m adding to that: One gourmet meal AND one dessert! I mean, you gotta end a great meal with a great dessert. And being that G. Boo and I are watching what we eat, I’m sure one day/meal out of a month isn’t too bad, right?
This recipe can be found here.
The recipe calls for day old bread. But since I purchased bread an hour before I started on this recipe, I had to dry it out myself. To do this, I cut the bread into mostly medium size pieces and placed them on a cookie sheet (no oil). I then placed them in the oven and let them cook for about 15 minutes (without browning them). This is the quickest way to dry out bread.
Also, the only substitute I made was instead of using one cup of half & half, I used half a cup of half & half and half a cup of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk. (FYI…Growing up, I thought this milk was actually called Eagle Brand. Didn’t know it was a brand name until I was an adult!) And we also topped it off with extra creamy vanilla ice cream and had it with coffee made with our new Nespresso machine as shown here.
This recipe is so rich and extra delicious, and most importantly, super easy to make. Enjoy!
As always, thank you for reading and have a beautiful day!