• 8 Cups bread cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 Cup bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 Cup California golden raisins, soaked in 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 2 Cups heavy cream
  • 1 Cup half-and-half
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Cup cocoa powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 11x9x1-1/2-inch baking pan. Spread bread cubes in pan; sprinkle chocolate pieces and raisins evenly on top and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk remaining ingredients together. Pour over bread mixture. Let stand about 5 minutes.

Place pan containing pudding inside large pan filled with hot water to reach half way up the sides of the pudding pan. Bake, uncovered, for about 40 minutes or until sharp knife inserted in center of pudding comes out clean. Cut into 20 squares. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 44%); Total Fat 13 ( Saturated Fat 8; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 80; Sodium 160; Potassium 186; Total Carbohydrate 33; Dietary Fiber 1; Sugars 20; Protein 4; Calcium 56; Iron 1;

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5. A ¼ cup serving of raisins provides 6% of the daily value for potassium.