About this recipe: Silky smooth bread pudding made with mangoes and a healthy dash of cardamom. Can be made as one large pudding or in individual dishes. This recipe was passed to my mother from an old friend.
I prepared this dish for some dinner guests from Kenya because mango is such a staple over there. They loved it! He said that he didn't like most American desserts because they are too sweet, but he thought this was perfect. So that tells you that it is not a rich dessert, if that's what you're looking for. I just used plain white bread like the recipe called for but perhaps using the Hawaiian bread that a previous reviewer used would give it a little extra sweetness. I personally love sweet, rich desserts so I probably would not make this again for myself, but I'm giving it 5 stars on behalf of my friends from Kenya. And it's so quick and easy to make that I give it 5 stars in that department. One more note--I could not find cardomom in the grocery store so I substituted a combination of cinnamon and ginger. - 07 Dec 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Just like some of the others, I was unsure of how the combination of bread pudding and mango was going to taste. This recipe was so simple. My mother-in-law is German and a fantastic cook. I made this and brought it over to her for her to taste. I carried it in, set it down on the counter and went out to my car to get something else. When I returned to the house I caught her with spoon in hand already eating the mango bread pudding right out of the baking dish. I laughed and she remarked how tasty it was. She just about ate the whole thing. Next time I make it I will make sure that I pour the egg cardomon mixture onto the bread/mangoes immediately after mixing the cardomon in. I didnt the first time and the cardomon had all settled to the bottom of the mixture and consequently it was all concentrated in the same area of the baking dish. This recipe is a winner in my book! - 08 Jul 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was a hit. We had a bunch of mangos and tried this. We didn't have Cardamom, so substituted pumpkin spice and cinnamon. Also we used Hawaiian sweet bread instead of plain white bread, and added raisins too. - 06 Sep 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)