Caramelized Vidalia Onion Bread Pudding Recipe

Caramelizing onions and adding fresh goat cheese set this bread pudding recipe apart.

| November/December 2012

Caramelized Vidalia Onion Bread Pudding

Try this hearty Caramelized Vidalia Onion Bread Pudding Recipe for crisp fall flavors.

Photo Courtesy George A. Sanchez/Vidalia Onion Committee

Chef Gerry Klaskala, Aria in Atlanta, likes to use locally produced ingredients for his recipes, as demonstrated with the Sweetgrass Dairy products in this bread pudding. 

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Caramelized Vidalia Onion Bread Pudding Recipe

Prep time: 1 hour

Cook time: 30 to 45 minutes

3 Vidalia onions, cut to 3/4-inch pieces
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 pint half n’ half
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
2 quarts country bread, cut into 1-inch cubes and lightly toasted
1 1/2 cup Sweetgrass Dairy fresh goat cheese, crumbled, divided
Butter, unsalted for buttering
Baking Ramekins

Heat heavy bottom skillet. Add vegetable oil, add Vidalia onions and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook until onions are quite soft and lightly caramelized. 

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