Delectable Flair for Fall Desserts
(Family Features) - The best desserts are those that dazzle the eye as well as the palate. Whether it's a decadent cake lavished in frosting or ice cream drizzled with an indulgent confection, dessert is the final course that can blend flare, sophistication and fun. To help add delicious accents to your fall dessert creations, King's Hawaiian has developed a delectable dessert recipe and some plating tips to give your dessert added pizzazz.
- Simple Sweets - Melt about a cup of chocolate chips, put it in a freezer bag and cut off the corner tip of the bag. With your impromptu pastry bag, decorate the plate with swivels and swirls or create an elegant design on the dessert itself.
- Perfect Pairings - Fruit is a light, delicious and visual addition to almost any dessert. Sliced autumn fruits like pomegranates, kiwis, cranberries, tangerines, grapefruits, oranges and persimmons add festive colors and liven up the look and taste of any dessert.
- Tasty Themes - A simple way to make desserts shine is to incorporate a theme. Desserts surrounding Halloween can be garnished with candy corn, confections for a kid's birthday party can be decorated with gummy candies or seasonal flavors like pumpkin can create a timely presentation.
- Glasses Galore - For treats containing multiple layers, a clear, distinctive glass allows guests to ogle the textured layers before devouring the exquisite treats. Consider unique glass styles like a martini glass, champagne glass or red wine glass.
- Decorating Desserts - Using a simple base like vanilla ice cream, plain pound cake or bread pudding, offer fun and tempting additions such as chopped nuts, whipped cream or caramel sauce and allow guests to enjoy customized creations!
- Planned Perfection - To maximize entertaining time with guests, prepare as much of your dessert as possible in advance. Try desserts that can be created the night before then popped in the oven while dining and served hot, or immediately served straight from the fridge or freezer at the end of a meal.
How-to VideoWhite Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce is an ideal recipe to make in advance of a special gathering. Watch the video to learn how to make this a simple and savory bread pudding recipe adorned with a creamy caramel sauce.
White Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
- 1 (16 ounce) King's Hawaiian Original Bread; cut into one-inch cubes
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 cups milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 egg yolks, beaten
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups toasted pecans, chopped
- Cut bread into cubes the night before and leave out, allowing them to become slightly stale.
- In a medium saucepan, heat cream over medium heat. Meanwhile, place white chocolate chips in large mixing bowl. When cream comes to a simmer, remove pan from heat and slowly pour over chips, whisking until chips melt. Whisk sugar into mixture; add milk, eggs, egg yolks and vanilla.
- Add bread to bowl, gently stirring to coat cubes. Set mixture aside to allow bread to soak, tossing periodically. (About 30-40 minutes or so.)
- Toss pecans into soaked bread mixture, then pour into a baking dish. (Individual dishes can be used for single servings).
- Place in 350°F oven for about 45 minutes. Test bread pudding to make sure the top is golden brown and the inside is cooked (not too dry though).
- Remove from oven and serve with caramel sauce.
Makes 8-10 servings
Notes, Tips & Suggestions
For the Caramel Sauce, use a homemade recipe, like the one found at KingsHawaiian.com, or a ready-made topping from your local grocer.