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Double-Berry Bread Pudding

Double-Berry Bread Pudding

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Hands On 15 mins
  • Total Time 1 hr

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Cut a loaf of plain, day- or two-day-old brioche into rough cubes, then bake bathed in creamy custard with a scattering of summer's last berries. The recipe comes from Hewn bakery in Evanston, Illinois.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups 1-inch cubes Classic Brioche Loaf* (about half of a loaf), dried**
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed and quartered
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray or butter
  • Powdered sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees . In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cream and vanilla. Add brioche cubes and toss to coat. Let sit until mixture becomes slightly soggy, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss blueberries and strawberries with sugar and salt. Gently fold fruit into bread mixture with a rubber spatula.
  2. Transfer mixture to a greased 2-quart baking dish (or divide among 12 greased 21/2-inch muffin cups). Bake, uncovered, until golden brown and puffed and a knife comes out clean, 50 minutes for a large pudding or 26 minutes for individuals, rotating once halfway through baking. Let cool 10 minutes. If desired, dust with powdered sugar.

Tip

  • *Brioche You can make this recipe with brioche from a bakery or specialty store such as Whole Foods or Trader Joe's, or make your own. Find bakery-owner Ellen King's recipe for Classic Brioche Loaf on midwestliving.com.

Tip

  • **Drying Bread Spread brioche cubes evenly on a baking sheet; cover loosely with a kitchen towel and let stand overnight. Or, if you are in a rush, bake the cubes at 300 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes in oven, stirring once.

Nutrition Facts

(Double-Berry Bread Pudding)

Servings Per Recipe 12, Monounsaturated fat (g) 4, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, pro. (g) 5, calcium (mg) 38, cal. (kcal) 254, vit. A (IU) 685, iron (mg) 0, fiber (g) 0, sodium (mg) 158, sugar (g) 8, Potassium (mg) 80, sat. fat (g) 12, Riboflavin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 15, Niacin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 20, vit. C (mg) 5, chol. (mg) 135, Thiamin (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 12, Trans fatty acid (g) 1, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0

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