Caramel Bread Pudding with Creamy Caramel Sauce
 
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This perfect bread pudding is swirled with caramel and topped with a creamy caramel sauce. Recipe source: Marzetti® Kitchens|http://www.marzettikitchens.com/kitchens/recipes/detail/65/caramel-bread-pudding-with-creamy-caramel-sauce]
Serves: 12 servings
Ingredients
Bread Pudding:
  • 1 (16 ounce) container Marzetti® Old Fashioned Caramel Dip
  • 1 (18-inch) French baguette, torn into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract plus ¼ cup water or ¼ cup dark rum
  • 3 cups half & half
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons chilled butter, cut into bits
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
Creamy Caramel Sauce:
  • ½ cup Marzetti® Old Fashioned Caramel Dip
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300° F.
  2. Butter a 9" x 13" baking dish and set aside.
  3. Chop/tear bread, and place on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Cool.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, combine raisins with rum extract and water and microwave for 45 seconds.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together half and half, egg yolks, one tub of Marzetti Caramel Dip, zest, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, vanilla, salt and raisin mixture.
  6. Add cooled bread pieces and mix to combine. Spoon mixture into a prepared pan and dot top with bits of butter.
  7. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon with sugar and sprinkle over top of pudding.
  8. Set pan aside for 15 to 20 minutes before baking.
  9. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  10. Place bread pudding pan inside a large roasting pan. Carefully place on middle rack of oven. Carefully pour boiling water into roasting pan to create a water bath.
  11. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until pudding is set. Check pudding after 30 minutes of baking, cover loosely with aluminum foil if top of pudding is browning too quickly.
  12. Cool 20 minutes before serving.
  13. For Creamy Caramel Sauce, combine ½ cup of Marzetti Caramel Dip and cream in a saucepan over low heat and whisk until smooth.
  14. Cook until thoroughly heated, about 5 minutes, remove pan from heat and whisk in rum and vanilla. Drizzle over top of individual servings.
Recipe by Lemon Sugar at http://lemon-sugar.com/2013/10/caramel-bread-pudding-creamy-caramel-sauce.html/