Caribbean Bread Pudding
A completely unexpected dessert from the slow cooker, my bread pudding is loaded with wonderful tropical flavors. I like to garnish it with a slice of fresh pineapple, whipped cream and a cherry—just like a pina colada! —Elizabeth Doss, California City, California
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
- 2 large firm bananas, halved
- 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
- 1 can (10 ounces) frozen non-alcoholic pina colada mix
- 1 can (6 ounces) unsweetened pineapple juice
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 cup cream of coconut
- 1/4 cup light rum, optional
- 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
- Whipped cream and maraschino cherries, optional
- In a small bowl, combine raisins and pineapple; set aside. In a blender, combine the bananas, milk, pina colada mix, pineapple juice, eggs, cream of coconut and, if desired, rum. Cover and process until smooth.
- Place two-thirds of the bread in a greased 6-qt. slow cooker. Top with 1 cup raisin mixture. Layer with remaining bread and raisin mixture. Pour banana mixture into slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 4-5 hours. Serve warm, with whipped cream and cherries if desired.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 254 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
Originally published as Caribbean Bread Pudding in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes 2012