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Makes 8 to 10 Servings
Bread pudding is one of New Orleans' most popular desserts. You and your guests will be blown away with this dried cherry and white chocolate combination.
2 tablespoon (1/4 stick) unsalted
butter, at room temperature, plus 2 tablespoons, melted
4 large eggs
3 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 cups 1/2-inch cubes day-old bread
6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1 cup dried cherries
1. PREHEAT the oven to 350°F. Butter a 10 X 14-inch baking dish with the room-temperature butter.
2. WHISK the eggs in a large bowl. Whisk in the cream, milk, brown sugar and vanilla. Add the bread, chocolate, and dried cherries and stir well, then mix in the melted butter. Pour into the prepared dish.
3. BAKE until firm when pressed in the center, about 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack until just warm, about 20 minutes. Serve warm.
From Prime Time Emeril by Emeril's Food of Love Productions LLC. 2001 HarperCollins Publishers. Used by permission. For more about Emeril's cookbooks, click here.