Goo Goo Bread Pudding

WRITTEN by BSachan on January 15, 2015

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Goo Goo Bread Pudding

12 servings; recipe by Lynn Smith, 2nd place at the World Food Championship Super Regional held in Nashville in 2014


6 cups French bread, cubed

8 Goo Goo Clusters

4 eggs

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

dash of nutmeg

2 tsp vanilla

3 cups heavy whipping cream

1 cup milk

2 Tbsp softened butter

Caramel Sauce:

1/2 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

4 oz Evaporated milk

Whipped Cream:

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 tsp vanilla

2-4 Tbsp confectioner’s sugar


Preheat oven to 375 degrees and coat a 13 x 9 casserole dish with butter. Cube bread and cut Goo Goo Clusters into small pieces and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla until mixed.

Whisk heavy whipping cream and milk into egg mixture, then fold bread and Goo Goo Clusters into the mixture. Allow to soak for 10 – 15 minutes. Pour mixture into casserole dish and place in oven. Bake for 25-35 minutes until center bounces back when touched.

Prepare caramel sauce by placing butter, brown sugar, and salt in saucepan and bringing it to a boil, then remove from heat and mix in evaporated milk and allow to cool.

Prepare whipped cream by placing heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and confectionary sugar in a bowl and beat on high until stiff peaks form. Drizzle bread pudding with caramel sauce and garnish with whipped cream and Goo Goo Cluster pieces.

*Can add pecans, marshmallows, caramel and chocolate for extra garnish.

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