Overnight Challah Bread Pudding
Makes: 6 to 8 servings
  • 8 cups cubed challah (roughly 1-inch to 2-inch cubes)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup dried cranberries, such as Craisins
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Coat a shallow 3-quart gratin dish with nonstick spray (I use a Le Creuset). Scatter the challah in the dish. Whisk together the eggs, cream, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt then pour over the bread. Make the sure the bread is saturated. Poke it down into the custard if necessary. Sprinkled the cranberries evenly over all. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove bread pudding from refrigerator. Make topping by stirring together sugar and cinnamon and sprinkling over bread pudding.
  3. Position rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place gratin dish in larger roasting pan and fill roasting pan with hot water to come halfway up the gratin dish.
  4. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until custard is set. Remove from water bath and allow to cool briefly. Serve warm or at room temperature with optional maple syrup.
Recipe by Bakepedia at https://www.bakepedia.com/overnight-challah-bread-pudding/