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Sweet Potato Bread Pudding With Dates and Pecans


Sweet Potato Bread Pudding

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding ----- Recipe: Sweet Potato Bread Pudding

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Dates and pecans add flavor and texture to this delicious sweet potato bread pudding. Serve this bread pudding with caramel sauce or brown sugar sauce.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Bread Pudding


  • 5 1/2 to 6 cups torn croissant crumbs, about 8 ounces
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup pitted and chopped dates
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 cups half-and-half or light cream, or 1 cup heavy cream and 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed sweet potatoes


Butter a 2-quart baking dish. Heat oven to 350° F.

In a large bowl toss the croissant crumbs with pecans, dates, melted butter, and spices.

In another bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and brown sugar; add vanilla and blend in the sweet potatoes. Pour the sweet potato mixture over the bread crumbs and stir until well blended. Let stand for about 10 minutes. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until set. Serves 8 to 10.

Serve this bread pudding with Caramel Sauce or Brown Sugar Sauce.

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