Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream Sauce

by Christin Mahrlig on September 12, 2013

in Desserts

Blueberry Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream

You have to love a food like bread pudding that gives an ingredient a second chance. It’s kind of like the ultimate makeover story. Take some stale crusty old bread that no one wants, soak it in a mixture of cream, eggs, and sugar. Bake it until it’s warm, and- Voila!

You’ve turned an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan.

Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream

My father always disparaged bread pudding as soggy ole bread, so it wasn’t until I was in my 30s that I realized what a rich and delicious dessert bread pudding is. It has become possibly my favorite dessert- when done right. Because admittingly, there are quite a few lackluster bread puddings out there. Restaurants, listen up.

Raisins, which are one of my least favorite foods, are way overplayed in bread pudding. Just my opinion of course. Feel free to disagree.

Bread pudding with blueberries? That’s something I find much more interesting and delicious. Especially when we’re talking about a combo of fresh blueberries and dried blueberries paired with white chocolate. Sounds good doesn’t it?

But…. it get’s even better. It’s topped with crunchy almonds and literally drowning in amaretto cream. Is there anything better than amaretto cream? If you think not, check out this Almond Cake with Amaretto Filling recipe. It’s maybe the best cake ever.

Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream

Sorry to digress. Amaretto Cream can do that to a girl.

If you’re a bread pudding lover, you need to try this recipe. And even if you’re not, you should still try this recipe. You will become a bread pudding lover. Or at least make the amaretto cream and just drink it in a glass. (Yeah, I can admit I thought about it.)

Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding

 

Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream Sauce
 
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An ultra rich and decadent bread pudding with fresh and dried blueberries, white chocolate, almonds and a delicious Amaretto Cream Sauce.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: 12

Ingredients
  • butter, for greasing
  • ¼ cup amaretto liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4½ cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 cups cubed day old French bread
  • 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • ⅓ cup dried blueberries
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, 3 cups of cream, milk, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Fold in bread and let stand 30 minutes at room temperature. Stir occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together amaretto and cornstarch in a small bowl. In a medium saucepan, heat 1½ cups cream over medium-high heat. Cook until hot, about 5 minutes. Whisk in amaretto mixture and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 2 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter.
  4. Mix white chocolate, and all blueberries into bread mixture.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared dish and sprinkle almonds on top.
  6. Bake for 1 hour, or until set. Let cool 20 minutes before serving with amaretto cream.

Notes
You can bake in several smaller baking dishes (I used mini pie pans) or individual sized ramekins. Adjust the baking time down since they will cook faster.
The amaretto cream can be made a day or 2 in advance and refrigerated.

Recipe Source: adapted from Emeril Lagasse

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura Dembowski September 15, 2013 at 3:50 pm

You take awesome pictures that always have me craving your food! I need this bread pudding in my life with all that cream sauce. It looks crazy good!

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Christin Mahrlig September 15, 2013 at 8:54 pm

It is crazy good Laura!

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Marcie September 14, 2013 at 1:44 pm

This looks so decadent, and those flavors sound amazing, Christin!

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Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen September 13, 2013 at 11:21 pm

I’ve never made bread pudding, but these pictures and recipe? Definitely on the must make list. Delish!

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Christin Mahrlig September 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Yes! You must make bread pudding! If you can get past the whole soggy bread thing, it is quite delicious!

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Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl September 13, 2013 at 9:34 pm

The pictures are absolutely killing me, they look delicious beyond!

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Christin Mahrlig September 14, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Thank you Pamela!

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Amy @ Elephant Eats September 13, 2013 at 10:58 am

mmmm, I love bread pudding. My husband agrees with your grandpa though. There’s something about that particular texture that he’s not a fan of. Oh well, more for me ;) Yours looks so good!!!

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Christin Mahrlig September 13, 2013 at 5:09 pm

More for us! We should be happy not everyone likes bread pudding!

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Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour September 13, 2013 at 9:36 am

This bread pudding looks amazing. I totally agree on the raisins, but how could anyone not like bread pudding made with white chocolate, blueberries and amaretto? Yum!

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Christin Mahrlig September 13, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Glad to know there are people who agree about raisins and bread pudding :)

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Consuelo @ Honey & Figs September 13, 2013 at 3:58 am

I love me a good bread pudding, but I’d never seen one as tasty as this one! The white chocolate + blueberry combo is to die for, and that amaretto cream… I’d pour it on everything, it looks fantastic!
Have a great weekend! x

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Christin Mahrlig September 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Yes Consuelo! I too am tempted to pour the amaretto cream on everything!

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