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Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream Sauce

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.

 

Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding in a white ramekin.

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.

Bread pudding with blueberries in two white ramekins.

 

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.

Overhead of Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding.

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.)

Slice of Bread Pudding with blueberries on a plate.

 

Try These Other Amazing Bread Pudding Recipes: 

Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding in a white ramekin.

Blueberry White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream Sauce

An ultra rich and decadent bread pudding with fresh and dried blueberries, white chocolate, almonds and a delicious Amaretto Cream Sauce.
PREP: 40 mins
COOK: 1 hr
TOTAL: 1 hr 40 mins
SERVINGS: 12

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 762kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: blueberries, bread pudding

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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”

  1. Dale Hampton

    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

  2. I used dried cherries and fresh blueberries because it’s what I had on hand. It was sooooo decadent! Yum.

  3. Can you make the bread pudding ahead of time or only same day as serving I see that you can do cream ahead

  4. Can you substitute almond extract for the amaretto cream? How many teaspoons of extract would you use?

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      That should work alright. Almond extract is really strong so I would only use maybe 1/2 teaspoon. One teapoon at the most.

  5. 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!

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      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.

  6. 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!

  7. Laura Dembowski

    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!

  8. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

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

    1. Christin Mahrlig

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

  9. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    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!!!

  10. Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour

    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!

  11. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    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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