Friday, April 5, 2013

Ham and Swiss Bread Pudding

ham and swiss bread pudding

When I have leftover ham, there are three things I do with it:  ham fried rice, ham and swiss bread pudding, and then a bean soup with the hambone.  I am not adventuresome with it comes to leftover ham.  I have found what works and I am sticking with it.  Like my sticky chicken earlier in the week, this recipe also comes from 2004, Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2004to be exact.  And like my other book from 2004, it is no longer available new from Amazon – you have to purchase it from other sellers. 

I try to pick up the Cooking Light Annuals cheaply whenever I can find them.  Sometimes I find them at Marshall’s or HomeGoods, garage sales, used book stores.  I have never paid full price for one.  But I have to say, if I was going to pay full price, this 2004 version would be well worth it.  Here are just a few of the recipes I’ve made from it:  Orecchiette with Sausage, Peppers, and Feta, Roasted Sweet and Sour Beets and Carrots, Hot and Sour Chicken Noodle Soup, even Cranberry Liqueur!  And much, much more!  It seriously was a fantastic year for Cooking Light.

Ham and Swiss Bread Pudding

 

But back to this bread pudding.  It is easy and wonderful.  The Swiss cheese adds just the right amount of cheesy bite to the bread pudding.  I always double the recipe, because you can not have too much of this!  You can find the recipe online:  Ham and Swiss Bread Pudding from Cooking Light, or in the 2004 Annual!

 

 

This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!

14 comments:

Joanne said...

I love a good savory bread pudding!! Such a good use of that leftover ham.

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

I wish I had some leftover ham to give this a try. Sounds really good Pam.

Amy said...

I had very little ham left over this year, but I chopped it up and threw it in with scrambled eggs. Perfect. And I always save the shank bone for split pea soup (not that anybody is in the mood for soup anymore where I am...80 degrees, hello)

allisamazing said...

This looks delicious!

Lynda said...

This looks delicious-I have some ham left that I put in the freezer, so think I'll try your recipe. Thanks!

Bonnie said...

Mmmmm...the perfect comfort food. Wish I had some ham.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Leftover ham always thwarts me, too. I needed a savory bread casserole, and this is perfect! Hope you have a warm and wonderful weekend. It's still cold in mid TN, but the sun is shining, so I won't complain. xxoo

Marjie said...

It's nice to have a go-to for leftover ham. On the rare instances when we have any, it ends up in omelets and eggs.

a good yarn said...

Mmmmmm...ham bone soup. Luckily there is a bone in the freezer waiting to be transformed. This savoury pudding would be popular at my place but there is never any leftover ham. Must try it anyway.

darlin said...

This looks absolutely delicious, unfortunately for me both hams I cooked over Easter were away from home and I didn't bring any leftovers back with me or I might try this.

katiez said...

I'm not fond of sweet bread puddings - but I love savory.... And ham and cheese with anything!

Chris said...

Sure, NOW you post this now that I am out of ham ;)

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Best use for leftover ham I've seen - sounds delicious. I love savory bread puddings.

grace said...

uh, yum! this makes me actually want leftover ham!