Pecan Bread Pudding
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 5 large beaten eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups cubed Italian bread, allow to stale overnight in a bowl
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 egg beaten
- 2 tsp. vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 baking dish. Mix together granulated sugar, eggs, and milk in a bowl; add vanilla. Pour over cubed bread and let sit for 10 minutes. In another bowl, mix and crumble together brown sugar, butter, and pecans. Pour bread mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over the top and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven.
For the sauce:
Combine sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sugar melts. Pour over warm bread pudding.