Saturday, October 14, 2017

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding + Festival Preview

Here's a luscious Cajun treat that's just out of this world and guaranteed to please your family and guests.  The delicious taste of Pecan Pie in a yummy bread pudding. And for a little bit of extra decadence, top with my bourbon whipped cream! (recipe below)  Cest bon, cher! And don't worry about the calories. You can always dance them off!

 Pecan Pie Bread Pudding w/ Bourbon Whipped Cream

16 ounce loaf of day old French bread, torn into pieces
1 cup pecan pieces
6 large eggs
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup half and half
2 cups milk
5 tbs.'s butter, melted
1 tbs. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt

Tear bread into 2 inch pieces in large bowl. Add pecans and toss well. Transfer to a buttered 9 x 13 baking dish and set aside.

 In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and brown sugar for about 4 minutes on medium. Add the vanilla extract and mix for 1 minute.

Add the corn syrup, half and half, milk, melted butter and salt and mix on low until combined. Pour mixture over bread, pressing down to coat and let stand for 1 hour.

Place baking dish in a larger roasting pan, filled with 2 inches of water and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.

 Bourbon Whipped Cream

1 pint heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbs. bourbon

Mix the wet ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk in the confectioners sugar. Whip the mixture with an electric mixer until raised peaks form, (about 4 minutes)

 Festival Preview

 It's time once again for my favorite festival, Festival Acadiens et Creoles. This year's festival will host 5 music stages and dozens of booths at the Bayou Food Festival, packed with tons of sinfully delicious Cajun and Creole delights. Guaranteed to be a total blast!

Here's a little clip that I took at last year's festival of the nitty-gritty dancin' going on at the Salle de Danse, better known as the Boomer Tent.

For a complete schedule, click here.  Let the good times roll, cher! 


Linda Starr said...

oh my word, I love pecans that sounds delicious I could make it with gluten free bread, have a good festival

Eddie Bluelights said...

Yummy is the operative word . . . :)

Martha said...

I just knew I'd still find great food and party time here! Thanks so much for stopping in to welcome me back! :)