Crockpot Kahlua Bread Pudding
1/2 (16-oz) loaf unsliced French bread
2 (12-oz) cans evaporated skimmed milk or 3 cups half-and-half
1/4 cup Kahlua liqueur
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp powdered instant coffee
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Toasted slivered or sliced almonds
Place a metal rack or trivet in a slow cooker.
Grease an 8-10 cup baking dish that fits into a 4-5-quart slow cooker. Cut away crusts from bread & discard or make in bread crumbs for another use. Cut bread into 1" cubes, set aside.
In a blender or food processor, combine milk or half-and-half, Kahlua, eggs, sugar, powdered coffee and cinnamon. Process until well mixed. Add to break cubes. Stir to blend.
Fill prepared baking dish with mixture, cover with foil. Add 2 cups hot water to slow cooker.
Place mold on rack in slow cooker. Cover, cook on HIGH 2-2-1/2 hrs or until a knife inserted in pudding comes out clean.
Serve warm or cold. Sprinkle with toasted almonds.