PB&J Bread Pudding

Is there a limit to the delicious ways to use peanut butter and jelly? We haven’t found it yet—and we’re thoroughly enjoying the search.

PB&J Bread Pudding
 
Yields: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 7 cups challah bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2⅔ cups half-and-half
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ⅔ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup grape jelly, divided
  • Garnish: confectioners’ sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8×8-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together bread cubes and half-and-half. Let stand at room temperature while proceeding.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in peanut butter. Add sugars, whisking until combined. Remove from heat; slowly whisk in beaten eggs. Pour over bread mixture, gently folding to combine. Spoon half of bread mixture into prepared dish.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk jelly until smooth. Randomly drop half of jelly by 1 tablespoonfuls over bread mixture. Top with remaining bread mixture, and repeat process with remaining jelly. Cover with foil.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes more. Serve warm or at room temperature. Garnish with confectioners’ sugar, if desired.