Tsoureki Bread Pudding with Metaxa Caramel Sauce

A Flavorful Bread Pudding Made with Greek Sweet Bread and Topped with Metaxa Caramel Sauce

Tsoureki Bread Pudding | figsandfeta.comGreekify: [Greek-aah-fahy] verb (used with object): 1.To take a popular and mainstream recipe and add a Greek a twist. Origin: Figs & Feta (dot) com. Example: She set out to Greekify pop tarts. She succeeded, and from that point forward, she set out to Greekify everything she ate.

Tsoureki Bread Pudding | figsandfeta.comSo, seriously: for over a year now I’ve been wanting to create bread pudding with Tsoureki, traditional Greek sweet bread typically made at Easter time. Much like blackberries, figs or summer squash, in the Greek home Tsoureki is seasonal.

This year, I finally got around to simplifying Tsoureki and made about 6 loaves. I was then gifted another 2 loaves. With the over abundance of Tsoureki in my kitchen this year it became clear to me it was the perfect year to create Tsoureki Bread Pudding.

Actual quote from the test kitchen: “I’m not a bread pudding fan at all, but THIS is delicious!”

Tsoureki Bread Pudding | figsandfeta.comTo go along with this orange-almond-nutmeg-vanilla flavored party in the mouth: Metaxa Caramel Sauce. Flavorful and tasty, I’m so excited to add this dessert to my post-Easter menu for many years to come. Trust me. It’s a keeper.

Tsoureki Bread Pudding
A flavorful bread pudding made with traditional Greek sweet Easter bread.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 eggs
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 6 cups milk
  4. 2 cup heavy cream
  5. 1 cup butter, melted and cooled (2 sticks)
  6. 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  7. 2 teaspoon almond extract
  8. 1/2 cup dried cherries, plumped in warm water for 10 minutes
  9. 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans
  10. 2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  11. 16 ounces stale Tsoureki, cut into 1-2 inch cubes (about 1 full loaf)
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, whisk to combine the eggs, sugar, milk, cream, butter, vanilla and almond extracts, cherries, pecans and nutmeg.
  2. Place the bread cubes in a large bowl and pour the egg mixture over the top.
  3. Let stand, turning the bread as necessary until the bread is soft and completely saturated with the custard mixture (about 30 minutes.)
  4. Pour the bread-custard mixture into a lightly greased gratin baking dish. (At this point, the bread pudding can be covered and refrigerated for a few hours, or baked right away.)
  5. Bake in a pre-heated, 375 degree oven until the custard is set and the top is browned, about 45 minutes.
  6. Serve with Metaxa Caramel Sauce.
Adapted from Institute of Culinary Education
Adapted from Institute of Culinary Education
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Tsoureki Bread Pudding | figsandfeta.comIn a bowl, whisk to combine the eggs, sugar, milk, cream, butter, vanilla and almond extracts, cherries, pecans and nutmeg.

Tsoureki Bread Pudding | figsandfeta.com

Tsoureki Bread Pudding| figsandfeta.comPlace the bread cubes in a large bowl and pour the egg mixture over the top.
Tsoureki Bread Pudding | figsandfeta.comLet stand, turning the bread as necessary until the bread is soft and completely saturated with the custard mixture (about 30 minutes.)
Pour the bread-custard mixture into a lightly greased gratin baking dish. (At this point, the bread pudding can be covered and refrigerated for a few hours, or baked right away.)
Bake in a pre-heated, 375 degree oven until the custard is set and the top is browned, about 45 minutes.
Serve with Metaxa Caramel Sauce.

Tsoureki Bread Pudding | figsandfeta.com

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One thought on “Tsoureki Bread Pudding with Metaxa Caramel Sauce

  1. Helen Swift says:

    This looks amazing! I also have an overabundance of tsoureki this Easter and will have to try this pudding. Thank you!

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