This Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding has tons of blueberry flavor and a deliciously sweet Amaretto Cream Sauce. There’s no better way to turn stale bread into a delicious dessert.
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.
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.
Sorry to digress. Amaretto Cream can do that to a girl.
If you’re a bread pudding lover, you need to try this Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding 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.)
Try These Other Amazing Bread Pudding Recipes:
- Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Whipped Cream
- Crock Pot Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce
- Cinnamon-Peach Bread Pudding
- Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding
- Toffee Biscuit Bread Pudding
Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream Sauce
- butter, for greasing
- 1/4 cup amaretto liqueur
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 4 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 cups cubed day old French bread
- 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/3 cup dried blueberries
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 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.
- Meanwhile, whisk together amaretto and cornstarch in a small bowl. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 1/2 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.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with butter.
- Mix white chocolate, and all blueberries into bread mixture.
- Pour mixture into prepared dish and sprinkle almonds on top.
- Bake for 1 hour, or until set. Let cool 20 minutes before serving with amaretto cream.
The amaretto cream can be made a day or 2 in advance and refrigerated.
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Recipe Source: adapted from Emeril Lagasse
Originally published Sept 12, 2103
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23 thoughts on “Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream Sauce”
Dried blueberries definitely improve this compared to just fresh. I am allergic to almonds, but any liqueur (I used peach brandy) and chopped pecans. Amazing. Thanks
I used dried cherries and fresh blueberries because it’s what I had on hand. It was sooooo decadent! Yum.
Can you make the bread pudding ahead of time or only same day as serving I see that you can do cream ahead
Can you substitute almond extract for the amaretto cream? How many teaspoons of extract would you use?
That should work alright. Almond extract is really strong so I would only use maybe 1/2 teaspoon. One teapoon at the most.
Why fresh and dried blueberries? Can I use just fresh? Where would I find them at the grocery store? Will definitely give this one a try! I love bread pudding but never make it because I don’t have a good recipe. This one looks fantastic!
The dried taste sweeter and don’t effect the texture the way fresh blueberries do when they burst and release liquid, but I think you could use all fresh. You can sometimes find dried blueberries next to the raisins, but many stores do not carry them. They can easily be ordered online though.
If you have Aldi grocery stores they have great fresh produce for 1/2 the price!
This recipe is FANTASTIC! I found dried wild blueberries and they knocked it out of the park. The sauce is divine! I cannot stress enough how yummy this is!
Yay! So glad you enjoyed it Chris! I bet the wild blueberries were amazing. 🙂
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!
It is crazy good Laura!
This looks so decadent, and those flavors sound amazing, Christin!
I’ve never made bread pudding, but these pictures and recipe? Definitely on the must make list. Delish!
Yes! You must make bread pudding! If you can get past the whole soggy bread thing, it is quite delicious!
The pictures are absolutely killing me, they look delicious beyond!
Thank you Pamela!
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!!!
More for us! We should be happy not everyone likes bread pudding!
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!
Glad to know there are people who agree about raisins and bread pudding 🙂
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
Yes Consuelo! I too am tempted to pour the amaretto cream on everything!