If you love your PB&J but think you are too old to enjoy it in the traditional form, you must try this recipe. It makes a delicious pudding dessert that tastes even better than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Easy to prepare, it makes 8 to 10 servings of a treat that takes you back to your childhood. Bring this to the next neighborhood gathering and watch the adults act like children by scrambling to get a second serving!
You will need:
• 6 large eggs, room temperature
• 8 cups bread crust from a loaf of white bread or day-old bread, coarsely chopped
• 4 cups whole milk
• 1 cup creamy peanut butter
• 1 cup jam, preserves, or jelly (any flavor)
• ½ cup sugar
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
• Unsalted butter, to grease pan
• 13×9-inch baking pan
• Large bowl
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly butter the sides and bottom of the baking pan.
Step 2: Put eggs, sugar, peanut butter, salt, vanilla, and 2 cups of milk into the blender container. Blend ingredients until smooth, ensuring that peanut butter has been thoroughly emulsified.
Step 3: Pour the mixture into the bowl and whisk in 2 more cups of milk. Stir the bread in and let it soak for approximately 10 minutes.
Step 4: Pour bread mixture into the baking pan. Put spoonfuls of jam, preserves, or jelly on top, pushing in each one slightly with the spoon.
Step 5: Bake until pudding is puffed, brown, and slightly firm, which should take about 45 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the pudding to cool.
Step 6: Cut the pudding into squares and serve.