Maple bacon bread pudding

Serves 8

  1. 1lb thick cut bacon, cooked and cut into 1/4in pieces
  2. 1 loaf brioche, crust discarded and sliced 1in thick
  3. 9 eggs
  4. 6tb sugar
  5. 1/2 cup creme fraiche
  6. 1tb vanilla extract
  7. 1 cup milk
  8. 1 cup cream
  9. 1/4tsp salt
  10. 2/3 cup maple syrup
  11. 1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • Layer bacon and brioche in 6 alternating layers in a 9in x 5in loaf pan, beginning with bacon and ending with brioche. Whisk 3-9 with 7tb maple syrup and pour slowly into pan. Mixture may take a few additions with rests in between to fully soak into bread. Wrap and chill for 1 hour or overnight.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 70 minutes. Warm remaining maple syrup with pecans in a small saucepan, pour over pudding and serve.
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