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Fruited Grits Dessert Bread with Orange Syrup

Fruited Grits Dessert Bread with Orange Syrup
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Makes
    12
    servings

Ingredients

  • DESSERT BREAD:
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit, soaked in 1/4 cup orange liqueur or juice for several hours
  • 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cups quick grits
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds or any favorite nut
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature, separated
  • ORANGE SYRUP:
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur or juice

Instructions

FOR DESSERT BREAD:
PREHEAT
oven to 350º F. Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan or dish.

HEAT evaporated milk and water in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Slowly stir in grits. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 10 to 15 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, nuts, fruit with liqueur and orange peel. Cool for 20 minutes.

BEAT egg whites in medium bowl until stiff peaks form. Stir in yolks into grits mixture. Fold egg whites into grits mixture. Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan.

BAKE for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes; remove to wire rack or serving platter. Serve warm with Orange Syrup.

FOR ORANGE SYRUP:
COMBINE
water and sugar in medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and maintain it, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in orange liqueur. Makes about 1 2/3 cups.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 7g 11%
  • Saturated Fat 3.5g 17%
  • Cholesterol 70mg 24%
  • Sodium 85mg 4%
  • Carbohydrates 49g 16%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 6%
  • Calcium 15%
  • Iron 2%
  • Sugars 34g
  • Protein 8g

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