Mexican Bread Pudding 

2 cups water
1 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 stick cinnamon
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
12 slices of day-old French bread (½ inch thick)
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup raisins
  1. Bake at 350°F (175°C). Combine the water, SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend, SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, cinnamon stick, cinnamon, vanilla and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Set aside.
  2. In a baking dish, arrange a layer of the bread, sprinkle with a layer of cheese, then raisins and pour some of the syrup on top. Continue this process until all of the ingredients have been used.
  3. Bake for 1 hour. Serve hot or cold.

Makes 12 servings. Serving Size: 3/4 cup bread pudding
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Note: Contest submission by: Mary L. from Mount Vernon, WA.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories 250 | Calories from Fat 60 | Fat 7g (sat 4.0g) | Cholesterol 20mg | Sodium 240mg | Carbohydrates 37g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 26g | Protein 7g

Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.