Butter Pecan Bread Pudding
1 teaspoon butter for greasing pan
3 cups (about 4 ounces) cubed egg bread, such as brioche, challah or favorite egg bread (with raisins if desired)
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, divided
1 cup whole milk
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Generously butter a 9-inch pie pan; set aside.
Place the bread cubes in the prepared pan.
Sprinkle with the butterscotch chips and 1/4 cup of the pecans.
In a small saucepan, bring the milk and brown sugar to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a small bowl and gradually whisk in the hot milk mixture.
Pour the custard evenly over the bread.
Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of nuts.
Bake until the pudding is puffed and crusty on top, about 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and serve warm.
Makes 6 servings.
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