Diplomatic Pudding

Diplomatic Pudding

Prep:
15 mins
Cooking:
60 mins
Level:
Challenging
Cooling:
15 mins
Yields:
12 servings

In this Diplomatic Pudding recipe you transform day-old bread into this classic Cuban dessert. The combination of evaporated and condensed milks makes this fruit and nut-studded bread pudding extra rich and delicious, whether it’s served warm or chilled. The use of canned fruit in this recipe reflects the popularity of imported canned goods in Cuba during the 1950s.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can (8 1/2 oz.) fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 loaf (1 lb.) day-old white bread, crust removed
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sweet vermouth
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh whipped cream, maraschino cherries and/or additional sliced almonds (optional)

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

HEAT sugar in small, heavy-duty saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or until dissolved and light brown in color. Quickly pour onto bottom of 9-inch cake pan. Holding pan with potholders and working quickly, swirl melted sugar around bottom and sides to coat. Set aside to cool. Coat bottom with fruit cocktail.

CRUMBLE bread into a large mixing bowl. Add the evaporated and sweetened condensed milks. Mash with a potato masher or mix in blender until smooth. Add the egg yolks, raisins, almonds, vermouth, flour, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; stir until well blended. Pour the mixture into prepared pan. Place pan in large roasting pan; fill roasting pan with warm water to about halfway up the side of the pan.

BAKE for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center of pudding comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert onto a serving platter. Serve warm or chilled. Garnish each slice with dollop of whipped cream, maraschino cherry and sliced almonds, if desired.

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Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/12 servings of recipe
  • Calories 410
  • Calories from Fat 60

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 6g 10%
  • Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
  • Cholesterol 70mg 23%
  • Sodium 95mg 4%
  • Carbohydrates 76g 25%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
  • Sugars 43g
  • Protein 10g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 20%
  • Iron 10%

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