Day 69: Tomato Bread Pudding ♥

Oh man oh man. This was soooo good. Good enough for company. And easy. Easy enough for every day. And fast. Fast enough to leave time for putting together the rest of the meal.

And made with ingredients that are around 99% of the time.

How can this not be a winner? Well, it's not low-cal, that's for sure. This is the highest calorie dish in 69 days.

Using half the butter would drop each serving to 4 Weight Watchers points, still a lot for a vegetable and might not be as enjoyable. I'll try this with half the butter.

But either way, in my diet regimen, this is for special occasions, enjoying every single bite!

Active time: 10 minutes
Time to table: 30 minutes
Serves 4

28 ounce can petite dice tomatoes, including juices (see ALANNA's TIPS)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 pinches cayenne

4 slices bread (see TIPS)
4 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 400F. Mix tomatoes, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne in a medium saucepan on MEDIUM HIGH. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, slice crusts off bread and cut into small cubes. Divide among four one-cup ramekins. Melt the butter in the microwave and pour over the bread. Scoop out a half-cup tomatoes and arrange on top of one of the ramekins, then scoop out a bit of juice and add that as well. Repeat with remaining ramekins. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve in ramekins or turn over on a plate.

Made with 4 tablespoons butter, Per Serving: 282 Cal (42% from Fat, 6% from Protein, 51% from Carb); 5 g Protein; 14 g Tot Fat; 7 g Sat Fat; 38 g Carb; 5 g Fiber; 12 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 724 mg Sodium; 31 mg Cholesterol, Weight Watchers 6 points

Made with 2 tablespoons butter, Per Serving: 231 Cal (30% from Fat, 8% from Protein, 62% from Carb); 5 g Protein; 8 g Tot Fat; 4 g Sat Fat; 38 g Carb; 5 g Fiber; 10 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 683 mg Sodium; 15 mg Cholesterol, Weight Watchers 4 points

  • I used Red Gold which published taste tests say are better than other brands
  • The recipe called for a heavy, country-style white bread which I think would be delicious. That said, I loved the nuttiness and crunch from the Health Nut bread that was in the freezer - and it adds fiber as well.
Alanna Kellogg
Alanna Kellogg

A Veggie Venture is home of "veggie evangelist" Alanna Kellogg and the famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.