Try our take on pear bread pudding with KRAFT Recipes. This pear bread pudding with turkey bacon is a sweet and savory dish that makes a great entrée!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 18 servings
1 French bread baguette (1 lb.), cut into 1-inch cubes
6 slices OSCAR MAYER Turkey Bacon
1 Tbsp. oil
1 lb. sliced fresh mushrooms
2 large leek s, white and light green parts cut into 3/4-inch-thick slices
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. pear s (about 3), cut into thin wedges
6 egg s
1-1/4 qt. (5 cups) milk
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 cup KRAFT Finely Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 400°F.
Spread bread cubes onto 2 rimmed baking sheets. Bake 15 to 20 min. or until crisp and golden brown, stirring after 10 min.
Meanwhile, cook bacon in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat until done. Remove bacon from skillet; set aside.
Heat oil in same skillet. Add mushrooms; cook 7 min. or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Stir in leeks and garlic; cook 2 min., stirring occasionally. Add pears; cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until tender. Cool 10 min. Chop bacon; stir into mushroom mixture.
Place toasted bread cubes in 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray; cover with pear mixture. Whisk eggs, milk, thyme and pepper until blended; pour over pear mixture. Stir to evenly moisten bread. Cover with foil. Refrigerate 3 hours.
Heat oven to 400°F. Bake pudding (covered) 45 min.; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 30 min. or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and top is golden brown. Cool slightly.
Substitute 1/2 cup OSCAR MAYER Turkey Bits for the chopped cooked bacon slices.
Prepare using 1 lb. of your favorite all-purpose apples, such as Braeburn, Cortland, Empire, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Jonathan, McIntosh, Northern Spy or Winesap.
The unbaked pudding can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before baking as directed. For best results, let chilled pudding stand at room temperature 30 min. before baking.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 24g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.