Bacon Maple Cupcake Bread Pudding

by Megan Pence

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 6-8

Difficulty: Intermediate

Ingredients:

~ 1 batch of Bacon Maple Cupcakes, quartered and stale

~ 1 cup ½ ‘n ½

~ 1 cup Milk

~ 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

~ 1 tsp Maple Extract

~ ¼ tsp Cinnamon, ground

~ 3 slices, bacon chopped

~ 2 eggs, beaten

~ butter to coat pan

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Quarter unwrapped and stale cupcakes. Set aside. *note: if not stale enough from being left out over night, quarter and place in 200 degree oven for 20 minutes*

In large bowl whisk together milk, half and half, extracts, cinnamon, and eggs.

Fold in quartered cupcakes pieces until liquid is nearly all absorbed.

Pour into 9x9 inch baking pan and sprinkle with bacon pieces. Bake for 30 minutes.

Serve warm, topping with Irish Cream Butter Sauce if desired.