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Mango Bread Pudding with Chai Spices

Mango Bread Pudding with Chai Spices

  • 4 cups stale (but not dry) white bread slices cut into 1/2 cubes
  • 2 large ripe mangoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 cubes (3 cups)
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp. light or dark rum (optional)
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black peppercorn
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Position rack in the center of the oven; preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Toss bread cubes and mangoes together in the baking dish. Whisk milk, eggs, rum (if using), brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, ginger, pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Pour over the bread and mangoes; allow the mixture to soak for about 5 minutes. Bake the pudding until it is set and knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 1/4 hours. Serve warm for best flavor.

Makes 8 servings, 1/2 cup each.

Per serving: 164 calories; 2g fat, 54 mg cholesterol; 33g carbohydrates; 5g protein, 2g fiber, 175 mg. sodium

Nutritional Counseling at the Abramson Cancer Center

Nutritional counseling is offered to patients at the Abramson Cancer Center through the Tracey Birnhak Nutritional Counseling Program. Our dietitians provide sound nutritional advice to people with cancer, and specialize in creating nutritional plans that fit with your treatment plan, and lifestyle.

Source: Eating Well, February/March 2005

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