Cranberry-Rosemary Breakfast Pudding

Your kitchen will smell like French toast when you pull this sweet, custard-y casserole from the oven. Vivian Howard, of Chef & the Farmer in North Carolina, invented this creative combination of tart cranberries and piquant rosemary, which makes an ideal holiday breakfast.

Prep
15 mins
Bake
1 hr to 1 hr 5 mins
Total
2 hrs 20 mins
Yield
12 servings
Cranberry-Rosemary Breakfast Pudding

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, toss together and thoroughly combine the bread, cranberries, rosemary, and lemon zest. Transfer the mixture to a greased 9" x 13" baking dish and set aside.

  2. In the same bowl you used to mix the bread, whisk together the milk, heavy cream, eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla, and salt. Pour over the bread. Cover and refrigerate a minimum of 1 hour, or up to overnight.

  3. When you're ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the bread pudding from the fridge, uncover and give it a stir.

  4. To make the topping: Whisk together the sugar and nutmeg. Sprinkle generously over the top of the pudding.

  5. Bake for 1 hour, uncovered, until set. Serve warm.

  6. Refrigerate any leftovers, well wrapped, for several days.