SQUASH, KALE, AND SAUSAGE BREAD PUDDING
Ingredients 8 cups brioche bread, cut into 1-inch cubes 8 ounces sweet sausage 1 tablespoon Butter Olive Oil 1 bunch black kale, ribs removed, chopped 1 medium delicata squash, sliced ¼-inch thick 6 whole eggs, plus 2 yolks 3 cups heavy cream Salt and pepper to taste
Directions Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place brioche cubes in a single layer on a sheet tray and bake until firm and dry, about 30 minutes. While bread is drying, brown sausage over medium heat until cooked through. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9-cup casserole dish by lightly oiling with Butter Olive Oil. Build bread pudding in dish by adding in single layers: brioche, sausage, kale, squash.Whisk together eggs, yolks, and cream. Season to taste and pour over the assembled ingredients. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until top of casserole is brown and begins to puff.