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Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Apple Cider Glaze


3 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups half & half
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
5 cups cubed French bread, lightly packed
Apple Cider Glaze (recipe follows)


Combine eggs, sugar, and brown sugar in large bowl; beat until smooth with a whisk. Add half & half, milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and grated sweet potato. Stir well. Add cubed French bread to egg mixture; stir until bread is well moistened. Cover and chill 30 minutes, stirring once. Preheat oven to 325º. Spoon bread mixture into a well greased 10-in. cast-iron skillet or a 7x11-in. baking dish. Bake for 1 hour or until a wooden pick, inserted into the center, comes out clean. Serve warm with Apple Cider Glaze. Serves 6.

Apple Cider Glaze
1/2 stick butter
3 tbsp. brown sugar
3 tbsp. sugar
6 tbsp. apple cider
2 tbsp. half & half

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring well. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Let stand 3 minutes. Serve warm over Sweet Potato Bread Pudding. Makes about 1 1/4 cups.


Created by David Gallent.