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Healthier Bread Pudding II

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For a family that LOVES bread pudding, double this recipe and bake it in a 9×13-inch pan. Enjoy this healthier version – which features whole wheat bread, reduced sugar, and apple or pear – for breakfast or dessert! Optional: Dust lightly with confectioners sugar before serving. Yum!


  • ½ vanilla bean
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


Split vanilla bean lengthwise with the tip of a sharp knife. Holding the pod open, scrape seeds from each half using the flat side of the knife. Transfer seeds to a large bowl; discard pod.

Pour cream over vanilla seeds; add sugar and vanilla extract. Whip cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, 3 to 5 minutes; cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.

Prep time: 30 mins / Cooking time: 45 mins / Total time: 1 hr 15 mins

Serving: 12 / Yield: 1 8-inch square pan

Calories: 156.5

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