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Flatiron Foodies: Quality Eats' Butternut Squash Bread Pudding

Today is the third installment of the "23 Days of Flatiron Cheer" Flatiron Foodies Holiday recipes. This week Quality Eats takes a traditional dessert and adds squash, leeks and gouda cheese to make a creative savory holiday side. 

Say goodbye to mom's tired old stuffing recipe (sorry mom!) and wow your dinner guests with this new take on holiday carbs.  

BUTTERNUT SQUASH BREAD PUDDING

Ingredients
12 cups brioche, cut into 1” cubes
2 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2 “ chunks
1 cup leeks, cut into ½” squares,  washed well and drained
Salt, Sugar and Cayenne
¼ cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon thyme
3 large eggs
1 yolk
3 cups whole milk
3 cups heavy cream
½ cup Emmentaler, grated
½ cup Comte, grated
½ cup aged Gouda, grated

Method

Preheat oven to 350.

Spread brioche cubes onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and let cool and then transfer to a large mixing bowl.

Heat a wide-bottomed pan over medium heat.  Add butter, squash and leeks and sweat.  Add thyme and season with salt, sugar, and cayenne.  Cook until squash is tender.  Pour leeks and squash over the toasted brioche cubes.

In another bowl, whisk eggs, yolk, milk, and cream together.  Season with salt and a little sugar.

Mix cheeses together and set aside ½ cup of the cheese mix.  Toss the remaining cup of mixed cheesess into bowl with brioche, squash and leeks and mix well to evenly distribute ingredients.  Pour bread mixture into a 9” x 13” baking pan.  Pour 2/3 of the custard mixture over the bread and gently press down to saturate all the pieces.  Pour the remaining 1/3 of the custard evenly over the bread and let stand for 15 minutes before baking. 

Bake for 1-1 ½ hours or until pudding is set.  Remove from oven and let rest about 10 minutes before serving.

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Photos Courtesy of Quality Eats

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