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Light Chocolate Avocado Bread Pudding with Maple Rum Sauce Recipe

A gloriously rich chocolate bread pudding, made light with a secret ingredient...avocado. It's finished off with a maple rum sauce.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread Pudding
Servings: 9 Servings
Calories: 210kcal

Ingredients

The Bread Pudding:

The sauce:

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons half-and-half divided
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

The Bread Pudding:

  • In a blender, combine the evaporated milk, skim milk and avocado. Puree until smooth.
  • Add the eggs, cocoa powder, maple syrup and dark rum. Puree until combined.
  • Place the bread cubes in a large bowl and pour the avocado mixture over the bread. Stir to completely coat the bread.
  • Lightly coat an 8- by 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Transfer the bread mixture to the baking pan, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 4 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the baking pan in a 9- by 13-inch baking dish. Pour hot water into the large baking dish until it reaches about 1-inch up the side of the smaller baking pan.
  • Bake until a sharp knife inserted in the center of the bread pudding comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Cut into 9 pieces. Serve each piece with 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons of the sauce.

The Sauce:

  • In a small saucepan, combine the maple syrup, rum and butter. Bring to a boil of medium-high heat, whisking frequently.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of half-and-half, reduce to a simmer and cook, whisking frequently, until the sauce starts to thicken, 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in the remaining tablespoon of half-and-half and the salt.

Notes

From the kitchen of Cookin' Canuck | cookincanuck.com

Nutrition

Serving: 1Piece Pudding + 1.5 Tbsp Sauce | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 1mg