Orange Cranberry Mimosa Floats are so beautiful and festive for the holiday season! Just use your favorite bottle of champagne, add some cranberries, orange sherbet and a dash of cranberry juice. There is no reason to limit yourself …have one for brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert or a snack. The sweet bubbly texture of the champagne is perfection with the sherbet. I don’t think I will be making another mimosa without turning it into a float…another yum situation! …
This Cranberry Bread Pudding with Orange Bourbon Sauce is melt-in-your-mouth delicious! French bread is cubed and soaked in a cinnamon flavored egg mixture with fresh cranberries and white chocolate chips. Oh my… the sauce, the sauce, the sauce! You will want to pour the entire pot of Orange Bourbon Sauce on a single slice of warm bread pudding. Of course, it really can never hurt to throw a splash or two of bourbon in any sauce! Yumma, yumma, yumma…alcohol always tends to find it’s way into all my dishes.
Bread pudding is such a great dessert to make for company and can easily be made ahead of time and heated in the microwave. My bread pudding is probably one of the most requested desserts that I make for the holidays. There are so many different variations that you can make with this basic recipe. Feel free to throw in some of your other favorite fruits for a custom dessert! I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a great sauce on your bread pudding. LOL…my father-in-law admitted to sneaking a few bites of this before I served it to him with the sauce. He later, told on himself by telling me that it was even better with all the toppings! 🙂
I am pretty excited about hosting Thanksgiving again this year. Although, I still haven’t really decided on my menu. When I asked my husband what I should make for dessert, he said this bread pudding. I don’t know, maybe I will have to make this and my Salted Caramel Pumpkin Poke Cake. Hopefully, there won’t be any mini chefs sneaking their own ingredients into the living room again while all this dessert goodness is ensuing.
- Bread Pudding:
- 1 loaf of sweet french bread
- 5 Eggs
- 4 C. Whole Milk
- 2 Tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 C. White Sugar
- 2 Tsp. Vanilla
- 1/2 Tsp. Nutmeg
- 1 C. Fresh or frozen Cranberries
- 1/2 C. White Chocolate Chips
- 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/4 C. Bourbon
- 1/2 C. Butter
- 2/3 C. Brown Sugar
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla
- Zest and Juice of half an Orange
Cut french bread into cubes.
Place french bread cubes into a greased 13X9' baking pan.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg.
Pour the egg mixture over the top of the french bread cubes and lightly press down to ensure bread is evenly coated.
Sprinkle the cranberries and white chocolate chips over the top of the bread.
Allow bread to sit for 10-15 minutes to absorb the egg mixture.
Bake for around 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees until the center is set.
Prepare Orange Bourbon Sauce:
Add butter to a small saucepan and melt on medium/low.
Add brown sugar and mix until dissolved and mixture begins to bubble.
Add cinnamon, vanilla, orange juice, orange zest and bourbon.
Stir continuously for around 3-5 minutes until mixture begins to thicken.
Serve bread pudding warm with sauce poured over the top.
Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and lightly sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar.
Happy Halloween!!! This Orange Apple Cider Hot Toddy is the ultimate soothing cold weather cocktail! It is a sure way to warm you up after a cool and rainy night. It is easily made with apple cider, fresh orange juice, Amaretto, bourbon and cinnamon. The Amaretto is a welcome sweet addition to this warm cocktail and blends beautifully with the cider and orange flavors.
I am in love with these raspberry and orange cheesecake parfaits! They have the desired rich and creamy texture of cheesecake without nearly as much fat due to the addition of yogurt. I enjoy experimenting with different flavors and really like how the orange flavor blends with the raspberries. I was thinking about whether this could be a breakfast item and have concluded…it sure can! Fruit+Yogurt=Partially Healthy breakfast combination (nevermind the matter of delicious cream cheese). …