Vanilla Bread Pudding with Spiced Poached Pears

2006-03-04

Vanilla Bread Pudding with Spiced Poached Pears
 
Recipes from Caprial's Desserts by Caprial Pence & Melissa Carey and A New Way To Cook by Sally Schneider
Notes: The pudding recipe is from Caprial's Desserts and includes 4 cups of half-and-half and a lot of eggs: 5 whole ones plus 6 yolks! I used the idea given in the Apple variation and poached some Forelle pears in a spiced red wine syrup from Schneider's book. Her recipe for the poaching liquid includes black peppercorns, coriander seeds, cardamom pods, star anise and bay leaf. It took a long time to set: about an hour and a half. A little too sweet as I used pandoro again and forgot to reduce the sugar. The pears were not as tender as I would have liked but the pudding got many compliments from my tasters.

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