Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding With Dates and Pecans


3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, more for the pan

5 1/2 to 6 cups torn croissant, or 8 ounces breadcrumbs

1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans

1 cup coarsely chopped dates

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 1/2 cups half-and-half

3 large eggs

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups cooked mashed sweet potatoes

For the Brown Sugar Sauce​:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Pinch salt

1/2 cup heavy cream

Steps to Make It

Heat oven to 350 F.

Butter a 2-quart baking dish. 

In a large bowl, toss the croissant pieces with pecans, dates, melted butter, and spices.

In another bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, and brown sugar; add vanilla and blend in the sweet potatoes.

Pour the sweet potato mixture over the croissants and stir until well blended. Let stand for about 10 minutes.

Transfer the bread pudding mixture to the prepared baking dish.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until set.

Serve with the brown sugar sauce (below) or another dessert sauce.

Brown Sugar Sauce

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

Add the 1/2 cup of brown sugar and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Add the pinch of salt and 1/2 cup of heavy cream and bring to a boil. Continue cooking for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Cool slightly before serving.

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Apple Walnut Cake With Butterscotch Sauce Recipe


For the Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 large eggs

2 cups granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

3 cups apples (such as Rome Beauty, chopped)

1 cup chopped walnuts

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Topping

1 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

Heat the oven to 350 F. Generously grease and flour a tube cake pan.

Grease pan

Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir or whisk to blend thoroughly and then set aside.


In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat the eggs.

Egg in a bowl

Add the granulated sugar and oil and beat for 3 minutes.

Add milk

Gradually stir in sifted dry ingredients.


Fold in apples, walnuts, and vanilla.

Add apples

Spoon the batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan and bake at 350 F for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Batter in pan

About 5 minutes before the cake is done, combine the topping ingredients in a saucepan.

Butter and brown sugar

Bring to a boil over high heat and boil for 3 minutes.

Bring to a boil

Pour the hot topping over the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.

Pour topping over cake

Let the cake cool and then loosen the sides, inverting the cake on a plate.

Let cake cool

Then invert on another plate, topping side up.

Let cool

Slice, serve, and enjoy!


The cake may be baked in a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan. Bake it for about 40 to 45 minutes. Pour the brown sugar sauce over the cake, let the cake cool, and serve it from the baking pan.

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