Peanut Butter and Jelly Bread Pudding

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From www.foodfanatic.com, by Sarah Grossett
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bread Pudding

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I adapted this particular recipe from another blog, but I totally had this idea too. I swear. Though I envisioned it quite a bit differently when I thought of it. I may still execute it the other way I was thinking of too, but when I saw this version, I really wanted to give it a run.

It’s just so clever, and so pretty. I had to know if it tastes as amazing as it looks. More about that in a minute, but spoiler alert: it sooo does!

I’m never short on ideas for peanut butter recipes. I share several peanut butter recipes a month here, and I sit down for brainstorming sessions all about that one single ingredient: peanut butter.

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It’s my favorite food, so it’s easy for me to come up with ideas. One day when I was brainstorming peanut butter recipes, I thought of the idea for peanut butter and jelly bread pudding.

Bread pudding is a really fun dessert to make, and I love how versatile it is. You can get really creative with flavors of bread pudding. I’ve got a few other bread pudding recipes on the blog, like this coffee and donuts bread pudding or this coconut rum banana version, and though bread pudding is not a trendy dessert, per se, it’s a classic.

So I had the idea for this peanut butter and jelly bread pudding, and it was one of those things where I then saw it on Instagram the very next day. Noooooooo.

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In this day and age of food blogging, it’s so hard to come up with original ideas, and when I do come up with what I think is really original, I swear I always see it somewhere a day or two later, someone else just thought of it too. That’s how it always seems to work out!

In any event, I have another idea for how to execute this, and I’ll probably make that too!

But this recipe is so cool – the recipe calls for making a bunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cutting them into cubes, arranging them in a baking dish, and pouring a mixture of heavy cream and eggs over it to bake into a custard-like texture. It’s so clever to replace a bread pudding’s traditional cubes of bread with cubes of PB&J sandwich!

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This bread pudding exceeded my expectations. It is amazing. I kinda want every PB&J sandwich I ever eat to be baked in custard now.

The custard is sweet, rich, creamy, and ultra-decadent, and the bites of sandwich are toasty and golden brown. I highly recommend this recipe, and it’s one of the best bread puddings I’ve ever had!

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Bread Pudding Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1-pound loaf day-old brioche, cut into 16 slices
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam, or your favorite flavor
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar, for sprinkling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread 8 slices of bread with about 1 tablespoon peanut butter, and the other 8 slices of bread with about 1 tablespoon jam.
  3. Form into 8 PB&J sandwiches, and cut each sandwich into 4 equal cubes.
  4. Arrange the sandwich cubes into a greased 9x7-inch baking dish.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together heavy cream, milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  6. Pour the cream mixture evenly over the bread, making sure to splash all of the bread with the cream mixture.
  7. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the custard is set, and the edges of the bread pudding are golden brown.
  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, and serve warm. Enjoy! 

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Adapted from Honestly Yum.