Crab Bread Puddings

This is one of the best things I have made in a long time.  I got the idea from Food and Wine, and changed the method to make individual, make-ahead servings.  Rich, but not too rich.  Buttery, but not too buttery.  Just enough fresh crab to satisfy.  Please try this.  Please?

  • 10-12 oz. fresh crab meat
  • 2 T. minced, fresh parsley
  • 2 t. lemon juice
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 T. butter, softened
  • 1 day-old baguette
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 C. milk
  • 1 C. half-and-half

Trim the baguette on two sides of its crust.  Slice it into large cubes and place in a large bowl.  Combine the crab with the parsley, lemon juice, cayenne, and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Combine the bread with the melted butter and crab mixture.  Use the 1 T. of softened butter to butter the insides of 6 deep ramekins.  Divide the bread and crab mixture evenly among the 6 ramekins.  This dish can be made ahead to this point up to one day in advance, covered, and refrigerated.

To finish, heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Combine the eggs, milk, and half-and-half, and pour into the 6 ramekins.  Let the puddings sit for 10 minutes.  Bake for about 18-20 minutes, or until the tops are puffed and golden and the custard is just set.  Let the puddings rest for 10-20 minutes before serving.

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I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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10 Responses to Crab Bread Puddings

  1. Chris macca says:

    I can’t wait to try this dish. I may like this as a much as a crab cake.

  2. Oh a savory seafood bread pudding. I want!

  3. Chris macca says:

    Awesome.

  4. That looks heavenly! Will have to try my hand at making it gluten free and dairy free. 🙂

  5. Kathy says:

    Is it just me or did you forget to give the directions?

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