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diana s plum pudding plum pudding of infamy


this is a bread pudding baked in a bundt pan, filled with plums and studded with raisins, served with a soft or hard sauce. it's known at our house as the plum pudding of infamy...we doubted my mom for days when she said she was going to make it for christmas dinner...oh, how wrong we were to mock her! we were darn lucky she didn't withhold this from us. it's delicious warm, room temperature, and even cold the next day! prep and cook time does not include resting time. adapted from plum pudding murder, a novel by joanne fluke.


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  1. Butter and flour inside of bundt pan
  2. Remove crusts and ends of the loaf
  3. Reserve for another use
  4. If desired
  5. Divide slices of bread into three even
  6. Separate piles
  7. Cut the first third of bread slices diagonally into fourths
  8. Arrange these triangles in bottom of bundt pan
  9. Fitting together like a jigsaw puzzle to completely cover the bottom and sides of pan
  10. Arrange 1 / 2 of the drained plum halves cut-side down on top of bread triangles in the bottom of the pan
  11. Top the plums with one cup of raisins sprinkled evenly around the layer
  12. Sprinkle with cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  13. Pour cup melted butter over all
  14. Cut another third of the bread into triangles
  15. And layer it over the plums and raisins
  16. Top that layer of bread with the remaining plum halves
  17. Raisins
  18. Cup sugar
  19. Cinnamon
  20. And butter
  21. Use the last third of bread
  22. Cut into triangles
  23. To cover the ingredients int he bundt pan
  24. Use clean hands to gently press down on bread to compress the ingredients and pack them into the pan
  25. And sprinkle with remaining sugar
  26. Place bundt pan on baking sheet with sides
  27. In a separate large bowl
  28. Beat eggs thoroughly
  29. Then add cream and mix inches
  30. Slowly pour egg mixture over top of pan
  31. Allowing it to soak into bread layers
  32. Being careful not to overfill pan
  33. Sprinkle nutmeg over top and allow to rest for 30 minutes
  34. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in middle position
  35. Place bundt pan with baking pan in oven for 70 minutes
  36. Let cool for 20 minutes
  37. Turn out onto serving platter or cool completely
  38. Cover with plastic wrap
  39. And refrigerate for up to 5 days
  40. Bring to room temperature before serving
  41. Dust with powdered sugar
  42. For sauce:
  43. Beat butter until fluffy
  44. Beat in 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon liquor or milk
  45. Repeat with remaining sugar and liquor or milk
  46. Beat until smooth and thick
  47. But pourable
  48. Store covered in refrigerator
  49. Let stand at room temperature for hour before servi

Step 32

Total Time in Minute 100

Ingredients Count 11

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