Pumpkin Peach Mango Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Peach Mango Bread Pudding

A new twist on an old fashioned favorite


  • 1 ¼ cups skim milk
  • 7 ½ oz. pumpkin pulp
  • ¼ cup peach preserves (like Bonne Maman®)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 cups loosely packed cubed challah bread (about half a loaf)
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup diced dried mango


1. Combine milk, pumpkin, peach preserves, eggs, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl.

2. Blend in challah, almonds, and mango; rest for 10 minutes.

3. Transfer into an 8” x 8” buttered baking dish. Bake at 350° until the bread pudding is cooked through, one hour or so.

4. Serve warm with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.

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Shrikhand in a Pinch

Shrikhand in a Pinch

Gourmet comfort food to satisfy your sweet tooth


  • 1 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey (like St. Dalfour Orange Blossom)
  • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
  • Few threads of saffron
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/8 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • Fruit as a garnish


Whisk together Greek yogurt, honey, and superfine sugar in a large bowl.  Microwave saffron and milk in a small bowl for 30 seconds.  Add warmed milk and saffron to the yogurt mixture and blend well.  Spoon dessert into serving dishes and top with toasted almonds; garnish with your favorite fruit.

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Autumn leaves

The Warmth of Fall Flavors

A Hug from Halfway Around the World

Autumn in the Northeast is the perfect time of year for the warmth of Fall flavors.

Imagine… A cool crisp night… A toasty mug of apple cider … A freshly baked gingerbread cookie … A glistening piece of pumpkin pie straight from the oven … I could go on and on.

Question What’s one thing these scrumptious treats have in common?

Answer “Warm spices” – such as ginger, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and allspice

Not only are these spices just the thing to warm you up on an Autumn evening, they may well have traveled from a tropical land, such as India, halfway around the world.  So the next time you have a tasty Fall treat, remember it’s like getting a warm hug from halfway around the world.  ~ NRVANA

The Taj Mahal
Destination:  India 
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A happy coincidence!  Pumpkin pie spice is made up of ginger, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, & allspice.

Shangri La Cafe Fall & Fruity

Travel log entry – Henry David Thoreau’s Autumn greeting

Next stop The Cheese Stands Alone

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