A perfect holiday, crowd-pleasing, special occasion breakfast or brunch! Combine crispy brown Swaggerty's Farm sausage, sage and melted ice cream for a wonderful mix of a sweet and savory bread pudding. Topped with a drizzle of maple-cream sauce, this is the best bread pudding recipe and will quickly become a family favorite.
Swaggerty's Farm Best Bread Pudding Recipe
- Preheat oven to 350 ̊.
- Brown Swaggerty's Farm sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat, until cooked throughout. Drain, let cool.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, melted ice cream, water, sage, salt and 1/2 cup of maple syrup. Stir in sausage and bread. Let the mixture sit for ten minutes.
- Pour mixture into a prepared 2 qt. casserole dish and bake for 35-40 minutes or until bread pudding has puffed and browned.
- Maple-Cream: While bread pudding is baking, add the remaining maple syrup to a small saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. Stir consistently, for 5-7 minutes, or until the syrup has reduced by half. Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in heavy cream and cinnamon.
1 pint vanilla ice cream, melted
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp. thinly sliced fresh sage leaves
2 tsp. sea salt
1 cup pure maple syrup, divided
12 oz. brioche bread, crusts removed/torn into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp. cinnamon