*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       CRANBERRY-ORANGE BREAD PUDDING
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1                    Loaf French bread (about 8
                         Oz.)
      1/4   c            (1/2 stick) butter or
                         Margarine, softened
    4                    Eggs
    2 1/2   c            Half-and-half
      1/3   c            Orange flavor liqueur or
                         Orange juice
      3/4   c            Sugar
    1       c            Cranberries
 
   1.  Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease shallow 2 1/2 quart casserole.  Cut
       bread diagonally into 1/2 inch thick slices.  Lightly butter 1 side
       of each bread slice.  Arrange bread, butter side up, in prepared
       casserole, overlapping slices slightly.
   2.  In bowl, whisk eggs, half-and-half, liqueur, and 1/2 cup of the sugar
       until well combined.  Gradually pour egg mixture over bread slices in
       casserole.  Let stand for at least 20 minutes (or cover and
       refrigerate mixture for up to 2 hours).  With a fork, gently press
       bread into egg mixture.  Sprinkle bread mixture with cranberries,
       and then with remaining 1/4 cup sugar.
   3.  Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until pudding is browned and puffy and
       knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  
 
 
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