Crock Pot Pina Colada Bread Pudding

Crock Pot Pina Colada Bread Pudding

1 lb. loaf french bread

10 oz. frozen pina colada drink mix

6 oz. pineapple juice

12 oz. evaporated milk

1/2 C. cream of coconut

2 large bananas; sliced

3 eggs

1/4 C. light rum

1 C. raisins

8 oz. pineapple; crushed w/juice

1 t. lemon peel; grated

fresh mint sprigs

With a sharp knife, peel crust from bread; discard crust or make into bread crumbs for use in another recipe. Cut bread into 1-inch cubes; set aside. In blender or food processor, fitted with a metal blade, combine 1/2 of the following ingredients; drink mix, pineapple juice, evaporated milk, cream of coconut, and banana slices.

Process until pureed; pour puree into a 6-cup bowl. Puree remaining 1/2 of liquid
ingredients and banana slices as well as eggs and liqueur, if desired.

Combine both purees; set aside. Combine raisins and crushed pineapple (and the juice); set aside. Place about 2/3 of bread cubes in slow cooker, sprinkle with 1/2 t. grated lemon peel and spread 1 cup of the raisin-pineapple mixture over bread in slow cooker. Top with remaining bread cubes, then with remaining 1/2 t. lemon peel and raisin-pineapple mixture. Pour pureed ingredients into slow-cooker.

Cover and cook on LOW 6 hours. Spread pudding into 8 or 10 dessert dishes and serve hot. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.


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