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Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding

Warm Chocolate Bread PuddingThis rich, chocolate dessert is made for two. And it's fewer than 200 calories a serving!

Recipe Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup firm-textured white bread cubes (from about 1 1/4 slices of Italian or sourdough bread)
2 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/3 cup fat-free milk
3 tablespoons refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sifted powdered sugar or fat-free whipped topping (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Spray two 6-ounce individual soufflé dishes or custard cups with nonstick cooking spray. Divide the bread cubes between the two soufflé dishes or cups.
  2. Combine chocolate, sugar, and milk in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until the chocolate melts; remove from heat. Beat smooth with a wire whisk, if necessary.
  3. Place egg product or egg in a small bowl; gradually stir in the chocolate mixture. Add the orange peel and vanilla. Pour mixture over bread in the two dishes or cups. Press lightly with back of spoon to be sure all bread cubes are moistened. If desired, desserts may be covered and refrigerated for 1 to 2 hours before baking. Uncover before baking.
  4. Bake in a 350°F (175°F) oven for 15 to 20 minutes until the tops appear firm and a knife inserted near the centers comes out clean. Cool about 10 minutes; serve warm. Top with sprinkles of powdered sugar or dollops of whipped topping, if desired.

Makes 2 servings.

Food exchanges: 1 starch.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe): calories: 163, total fat: 4g, saturated fat: 2g, cholesterol: 1mg, sodium: 125mg, carbohydrate: 29g, fiber: 0g, protein: 5g, vitamin A: 13%, calcium: 8%.

Recipe provided by Better Homes and Gardens - a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.