Amaretto Bread Pudding with Blackberries ~ Super Good!

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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 raisins 2 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.

Amaretto Sauce

  • 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!

 

Ingredient Line Up.

In the deli at Super Valu, their twin pack of french bread is 16 oz…use both of them.

Add half and half to bread pieces; let sit for an hour.

 

Mix eggs, sugar and almond extract.

 

Butter baking dish with 2 T butter.

 

Add egg mixture to bread.

 

Gently fold in the almonds

 

and the blackberries.

 

Put into the buttered baking dish and pop into the oven.

For the Sauce:

In a double boiler(that one is my Mom's ♥) add butter and powder sugar; whisk continuously until melted and mixture is very hot.

Remove from heat add well beaten egg. Whisk until the mixture is at room temp.

 

Stir in Amaretto!

It was a busy morning yesterday. All before Noon: Church, 2 blueberry pies, Amaretto Bread Pudding with Sauce, Rub for Chicken, Onion and Cucumbers and biscuits and Gravy!

Amaretto Bread Pudding with Blackberries

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!

Our yummy supper! Then we had a smorgsbord of desserts to choose from!

What yummy things did you eat this holiday weekend?

~Relish Food & Life

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One response »

  1. Wow, the meal looks amazing Jill! I actually made you version of a taco dip and it was a crowd pleaser this weekend! 🙂

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