#7 Caramelized Pear Bread Pudding

I was really excited about this one. It says that Challah and brioche are the best bases for this recipe, and I love to have an excuse to make a batch of challah. I have a yummy recipe that I blogged about last year. I repeated this and had enough to eat fresh and as french toast over the weekend in addition to using it for this big recipe!

Pudding ingredients

Pudding ingredients

Eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt

Eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt

whisked

whisked

Some milk to whisk in

Some milk to whisk in

Whisked

Whisked

Soaking the bread cubes (overnight)

Soaking the bread cubes (overnight)

After turning them once

After turning them once

Vanilla Sauce ingredients

Vanilla Sauce ingredients

Warming the milk

Warming the milk

Yolks, salt, and sugar

Yolks, salt, and sugar

With some hot milk added to the egg mixture

With some hot milk added to the egg mixture

Egg mixture in the main pan and continuing to cook

Egg mixture in the main pan and continuing to cook

Bubbling up!

Bubbling up!

Straining into a bowl over an ice bath

Straining into a bowl over an ice bath

the result looked pretty eggy, not sure if it was supposed to look like that...

the result looked pretty eggy, not sure if it was supposed to look like that…

After adding the vanilla

After adding the vanilla

And then the brandy

And then the brandy

Caramelized pear ingredients

Caramelized pear ingredients

Melting the butter

Melting the butter

Melted and with some sugar sprinkled on top

Melted and with some sugar sprinkled on top

Pears a-cooking

Pears a-cooking

Nice and steamy

Nice and steamy

After flipping them

After flipping them

Soaked bread spread into the baking dish

Soaked bread spread into the baking dish

I left them on the pan a bit too long, and they blackened a bit. They didn't smell or taste bad but they weren't as they should have been

I left them on the pan a bit too long, and they blackened a bit. They didn’t smell or taste bad but they weren’t as they should have been

Pears on top of the bread pudding!

Pears on top of the bread pudding!

Baked fresh out of the oven

Baked fresh out of the oven

Baked pears

Baked pears

With the vanilla sauce on it.

With the vanilla sauce on it.

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This one was very delicious although next time I would be more careful with the caramelization of the pears. It had a *little* too much of a burnt taste.

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