Thanksgiving Recipes: Pumpkin Orange Bread Pudding

By: Amie Valpone, HHP, AADP Culinary Nutritionist and author of The Healthy Apple, www.thehealthyapple.com

Ingredients
12 slices stale bread, crust removed and cut on the diagonal
2 Tbsp. freshly grated orange zest
1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
3 cups milk
5 eggs
cup sugar
2 tsp. honey
tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. butter, melted and cooled
2 tsp. ground flax seeds
tsp. cinnamon
tsp. all spice

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Create three layers of bread in an 8 x 8 baking pan sprayed with baking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk orange zest, juice, ground flax seeds, pumpkin, honey, milk, sugar, butter, eggs, butter, cinnamon, all spice and salt; mix well. Pour over the bread layers and let sit for 45 minutes.
Bake for 1 hour or until top is browned and edges and middle are set.
Serve warm.