Looks fancy, but is easy to make? Sign us up. This dessert – a genius way to use old hamburger buns or hot dog rolls – is jazzed up with white chocolate and cherries, and is a sure winner with decadence to spare. Everyone will love this so much, you’ll wish you’d made a double-batch.
Tips: You can substitute other dried fruits for the cherries, such as cranberries or chopped apricots. If you like, use Grand Marnier orange liqueur instead of cherry juice when soaking the dried fruit to add an extra-special flair.
8 day-old Ball Park® Hamburger Buns, cut into bite-size pieces
1½ cup dried sour cherries (or other dried fruit)
2 cups cherry or apple juice (or Grand Marnier liqueur)
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 (11-ounce) package white chocolate chips
2 cups half & half
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
5 eggs, beaten
1 cup crème fraiche (see note)
2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Note: Crème fraiche is much like sour cream but less tangy, and it’s not as fluffy as whipped cream. If you don’t find it in your grocer’s dairy case, you can always use whipped cream instead.