September 26, 2014


It all started on Tchoupitoulas street in New Orleans......we were young and loving our independence. We experienced every out of the way local dining place that the tourists didn't know existed. We dressed in the high fashion of the 60's and thought nothing of walking down to Maison Blanche in high heels. We could dance until dawn and greet the morning with a Dixie Beer and a cup of red beans and rice. Thus began our experience with bread pudding....from Commander's Palace to the casual atmosphere of The Coffee Pot.....oh yes....we know our bread puddings and this one is, as they say...."the bomb!"

~Lone Star Steakhouse

2 cups fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups hot water
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups French bread, torn into small pieces

Brown Sugar Rum Sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 tablespoon rum

Preheat an oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
Chop the peaches and lightly mash them in a mixing bowl. Combine the sweetened condensed milk and the eggs; add them to the peaches and mix well. Stir in the hot water, melted butter, cinnamon, and vanilla. Stir the French bread into to the custard mixture until the bread is completely moistened. Turn the pudding into the prepared baking dish.

Bake until a knife inserted in the center of the pudding comes out clean, about 1 hour and 10 minutes.While the pudding is baking, combine the brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, corn syrup, and rum in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until just slightly thickened. Let cool slightly. Remove the pudding from the oven and let it cool for about ten minutes before serving.
Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Serve warm with the caramel sauce.

It's a Foodie Friday day!



  1. Estelle.. love the background story. I think I gained 5 lbs from looking at your picture!

    1. So glad you stopped by Katie! We have a very long family history with New Orleans...forever in our hearts as they say! Wishing you a beautiful autumn weekend! Hugs!

  2. Ohhhhh... Be still my heart!!!

    Oh my that must be heavenly!!!!

    Of course, I could have Rum Sauce on just about anything. I'd probably eat it, on a green salad!!! -giggggles-

    Happy Autumn,
    "Here there be musing" blog

    1. A girl after my own heart Tessa....rum sauce...Yum-O! Have a blessed and fun-filled weekend!


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