Mobile Moon Pie Bread Pudding

For those of you outside the Gulf Coast area, here’s the short version of what you need to know about Mardi Gras.

1. American Mardi Gras was first celebrated in MOBILE, ALABAMA and NOT New Orleans.

And that’s all you need to know.

Mobile Carnival Museum, Mobile, Alabama

Every Mardi Gras King and Queen has their own elaborately designed train created for when they take their reign over the city. Here are two beautiful examples that are on display at the 
Mobile Carnival Museum.

Between Mobile and Baldwin Counties, I think there are over 50 parades to attend.  All those Moon Pies add up, so here is a recipe for all those left over Moon Pies – ha!  As if we have any leftovers!

Mobile Moon Pie Bread Pudding

10 – 15 Moon Pies, cut into 1/2 inch pieces – Any flavor will do, I prefer the original or banana.
6 cups day old French Bread, cubed
6 eggs
1 1/2 c whole milk (or heavy cream if you are in need of more sweetness and calories!)
1/2 c sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
pinch salt
1 T vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°

Combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and vanilla, baking.  In a separate bowl, place bread cubes.  Pour egg and milk mixture gently over bread and gently fold until all bread is moistened.  Pour this mixture into a buttered rectangle baking dish.  At this point, gently push moon pie pieces down throughout the mixture, being careful not to break them.

Bake for 35-40 minutes.

*Some recipes call for baking at a lower temperature in a water bath, but with Moon Pies, I think the regular method works well.

Here is the link to the Mobile Carnival Museum’s web site.  You will hear a great song about Mobile.

Here’s a fun shirt to wear while you eat your Moon Pie!

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  1. says

    Dear Lord, Moon Pie Bread Pudding! No worse than Moonshine Fried Pies. I have a soft spot for bread puddings. They are comfort foods after all.

  2. says

    Sandi,

    I can’t believe I forgot the sauce! I totally was in a rush and forgot to include it – oh well, just pour some whiskey and sugar together and soak it! Isn’t that basically the recipe????

    Ha!

    Hope

  3. says

    I swan, that sounds delightfully sinful!!!

    When we lived in NY one of our favorite snacks for a cold winter afternoon was a double decker moon pie placed in the microwave for 7 seconds to soften and make it all melty but not messy with hot chocolate…yummers!

  4. Glynis Maruk says

    I am glad to see you set everyone straight as to where Mardi Gras actually started. Mobile is my hometown, and I miss it lots! But I do appreciate the recipe and will try it soon.

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