Light Pear Bread Pudding
Can it be? Did she actually step into the kitchen and start cooking again?!
At least I think that’s what my mom was thinking when I came over with a homemade dessert this weekend.
I know, for a while it looked like this had turned into a restaurant review/travel blog. But it’s just that I’ve had a very busy past month. You know the feeling, so tired that after work you just want to sit (actually lay) on the couch…then head out for dinner.
Luckily, these recent shorter work weeks have left me with just enough energy to do some easy baking!
To make this light pear bread pudding, I cubed one loaf of sweet bread. As you can see, I chose to go with the reliable and delicious King’s Hawaiian Sweet Bread on this day.
Next I needed to add some pears to this. Here’s the can of pear halves that I picked up from Safeway.
It came with four halves in the can. I drained all the liquid, diced it all up, and added it to the pan with the sweet bread.
For the liquid mixture I combined:
2 cups plain light soy milk
2 additional egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp sugar
This recipe will work well if you’re going to eat it with a scoop of ice cream or some other sweet sauce. If you’re going to eat it plain, I’d increase the sugar to at least 3 Tbsp.
Mix everything together and make sure all the pieces of bread are pushed down into the liquid mixture. Bake in an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 pan at 375° F for 40-45 minutes.
The picture above is what it looked like right out of the oven. After eating a couple pieces, I decided to save the rest and bring it over for dessert at my parent’s house (they don’t mind that half a row has already been eaten). It was great with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!
And also great was having the leftovers for breakfast and after work snacks for the next two days – Yum!!