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Savory Bacon and Crab Bread Pudding Eggs Benedict image

This will certainly make any brunch special, especially a Mother's Day brunch, which will be here before you know it.

Provided by Chef John

Categories     100+ Breakfast and Brunch Recipes     Eggs     Breakfast Sandwich Recipes

Time 48m

Yield 2

Number Of Ingredients 19

1 tablespoon butter
3 cups dry bread cubes
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 strip bacon, chopped
¼ cup minced onion
¼ cup minced red bell pepper
⅓ cup chicken broth, or more as needed
⅓ cup heavy cream
1 large egg
½ lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
4 ounces fresh lump crabmeat
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
½ tablespoon distilled white vinegar
2 eggs
¼ cup hollandaise sauce
1 pinch cayenne pepper, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Butter the insides of 2 (10-ounce) ramekins and place on a baking sheet.
  • Place bread cubes into a large bowl, set aside.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir bacon in hot oil until browned and almost crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove excess oil from skillet and discard.
  • Stir in onion and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir in red pepper and cook for an additional minute.
  • Stir in chicken broth and heavy cream; cook until mixture begins to simmer, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Pour cream mixture over bread cubes and mix thoroughly until all liquid is absorbed.
  • Stir in 1 egg, lemon juice, tarragon, and lemon zest.
  • Mix in crabmeat, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  • Spoon Mixture into prepared ramekins and bake in a preheated oven until tops are golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove ramekins from oven and top each bread pudding with a poached egg. Spoon hollandaise sauce over each egg. Garnish with cayenne pepper.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 717.5 calories, Carbohydrate 43.2 g, Cholesterol 481.1 mg, Fat 48.7 g, Fiber 3.8 g, Protein 28.9 g, SaturatedFat 23.3 g, Sodium 1300.8 mg, Sugar 5.4 g

Benji Lester
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This recipe looks delicious! I can't wait to try it.

A balanced Rsyysgsueggegsudu
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I would love to try this recipe, but I don't have a bread pudding pan.

kirsty oxenham
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This dish is a bit time-consuming to make, but it's worth it. The results are amazing!

Adib Hasan Ramim
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I was a little hesitant to try this recipe because I'm not a big fan of bread pudding. But I'm so glad I did! The bread pudding was moist and flavorful, and the bacon and crab were cooked to perfection.

Ismail Dawlatzai
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This is a delicious and elegant dish. I highly recommend it.

Habib Nadan
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I've made this recipe several times and it always turns out perfect. It's a great dish for a special occasion.

Blessing Arinze
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I'm not a big fan of crab, but I loved this dish. The bacon and bread pudding were so good that I didn't even notice the crab.

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This recipe is a keeper!

joni aktar
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I made a few changes to the recipe, but it turned out great! I used Old Bay seasoning instead of salt and pepper, and I added a pinch of cayenne pepper for a little kick.

Abbas Jafri
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I would definitely recommend this recipe to anyone looking for a delicious and easy-to-make brunch dish.

Kansas City Raver
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The bacon added a nice smoky flavor to the dish.

Kiconco Kedress
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The bread pudding was cooked to perfection. It was moist and flavorful.

Hayley Mcconville
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I love that this recipe uses crab. It gives it a unique and delicious flavor.

sky skaters
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This is one of my favorite recipes. It's always a crowd-pleaser.

3 chicas TV
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I made this for a brunch party and it was a huge success. Everyone raved about how delicious it was.

Ans Anas
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This dish was an absolute hit with my family! The combination of bacon, crab, and bread pudding was divine. The recipe was easy to follow and the results were spectacular.