I have been making this Amaretto Bread pudding for years. There are several versions on the internet…I am not sure where this one came from. I decided to add blackberries to the recipe instead of the raisins…loved it!
I had never had bread pudding until I made this recipe…I fell in love with it!
Amaretto Bread Pudding
- 16 oz of french bread
- 1 quart half and half
- 2 T unsalted butter, at room temp
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 T Almond Extract
3/4 cup golden raisins2 cups blackberries (You can omit either one of these and it would still be very good)
- 3/4 cup slice almonds
Break bread into small pieces. Place in a med. bowl and cover with half and half. Cover bowl and let stand for one hour. Preheat oven to 325. Grease 9 x 13 baking dish with butter. In a small bowl, beat eggs, sugar and almond extract. Stir into bread mixture. Gently fold in raisins and almonds into the mixture. Spread evenly in the buttered baking dish.Bake for 50 minutes or until golden.
- 1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 egg, well beaten
- 4 Tablespoons Amaretto
On top of double boiler over simmering water, stir together the butter and sugar. Stir constantly until sugar and butter are dissolved and mixture is very hot. Remove from heat whisk in egg into the butter mixture. Continue whisking until sauce has come to room temp. Add Amaretto. Serve the bread pudding warm with warm sauce. You can either serve immediately, cut into pieces and drizzle with sauce and broil until warm or use the good ole microwave..one piece with sauce for 30 seconds. YUM YUM YUM!
In the deli at Super Valu, their twin pack of french bread is 16 oz…use both of them.
For the Sauce:
The original recipe calls for golden raisins. A friend of mine brought me some huge Blackberries and thought I would substitute them for the raisins. It was really good. I think other fruits would also work in the bread pudding.
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I know we are! Yesterday was a lounge around day and eat! We had grilled chicken and corn on the cob with roasted garlic butter and Parmesan cheese, Baby Potatoes with Cipollini Onions and Rosemary and sliced onions and cucumbers with Hendrickson’s Dressing. It was so yummy!
What yummy things did you eat this holiday weekend?
~Relish Food & Life