Orange Bread Pudding with Almonds

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Leave the Popsicles in the freezer and treat your family to a warm homemade dessert. This orange bread pudding reminds us of winter nights in the groves.

Bread Pudding Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 eggs, beaten
  • 1 & 1/4 cups whipping cream
  • 1 & 1/4 cups Florida’s Natural® Orange Juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel
  • 2-day-old 8-ounce French baguettes, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (12 cups)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Orange Caramel Sauce Ingredients

  • 4 cups Florida’s Natural® Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut up


  • Preheat oven to 350º F. In a very large bowl, combine 1 & 1/2 cups sugar and the cinnamon. In a large bowl, combine the eggs and 1 & 1/4 cups whipping cream; whisk into sugar mixture. Stir in 1 & 1/4 cups orange juice and the orange peel. Add bread cubes; let stand for 15 minutes. Stir in almonds and chocolate.
  • Transfer bread mixture to a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 30 minutes more, or until knife inserted into an off-center portion (with no chocolate) comes out clean. Let stand for 30 to 45 minutes before serving.
  • Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet, combine 4 cups orange juice and 1/4 cup sugar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and boil gently, uncovered, until reduced to 1 cup (about 30 minutes), stirring and scraping the sides of the pan occasionally. Whisk in remaining 1/2 cup whipping cream; bring to a boil. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; whisk in butter. Serve warm bread pudding with warm sauce.

Serves 12-16