Blueberry Bread Pudding is a candy mixture of buttery croissants, tart blueberries, and shiny lemon zest for a bread pudding you’ll crave time and again.
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I’ve just a few tried-and-true associates who like to bake and can fortunately take a look at recipes that I ship their manner.
One in all my associates loves something lemon or with fruit in it and is obsessive about bread pudding, so she was excited once I despatched her this recipe to check out.
Regardless that she has associates and neighbors she’s going to generally share her baked items with, she mentioned that she refused to share this Blueberry Bread Pudding with them. It was so good, she stored all of it for herself.
And what? I’ve to agree. Give it a try to I guess you’ll, too.
PERFECT LEMON BLUEBERRY BREAD PUDDING
I do know that everybody goes loopy for chocolate desserts, and I do, too. In spite of everything, I’m recognized for making one of the best chocolate cake.
However there are occasions when all I really need is a shiny, lemony dessert. We’re speaking lemon cheesecake, lemon meringue cake, do-it-yourself lemon bars, and now this lemony Blueberry Bread Pudding.
After I first thought of including blueberries to my Croissant Bread Pudding, I knew it might be scrumptious. In spite of everything, how might you go improper with blueberries and buttery croissants?
However as I used to be about to begin making it, I made a decision to seize some lemon zest and throw that into the custard. Why not, proper?
Holy cow, was that one of the best transfer ever! As a lot as I really like just about any bread pudding, and particularly ones made with croissants like my Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding, that is possibly my favourite one I’ve made but.
We’re speaking shiny, lemony taste paired with these buttery croissants and tart, contemporary blueberries. Topped with a bit little bit of my Microwave Lemon Curd, this will simply be the right spring dessert.
HOW TO MAKE BLUEBERRY BREAD PUDDING
When you’ve ever made a bread pudding recipe earlier than, this can be a reasonably simple recipe for you. When you haven’t made bread pudding earlier than, don’t fear! I promise it’s straightforward.
Components you’ll want
- Croissants: As an alternative of a extra conventional bread like brioche or sourdough, croissants function the bottom for this recipe. You’ll want about 18 ounces – often 8 massive croissants.
- Contemporary blueberries: You possibly can’t have Blueberry Bread Pudding with out blueberries, in any case! I favor contemporary blueberries, however you might use frozen if that’s all you could have. If utilizing frozen berries, don’t thaw them earlier than including them to the pudding.
- Lemon zest: We’re going to make use of a lot of lemon zest, about two massive lemons price, to infuse all of that shiny taste into the custard.
- Granulated sugar: For simply the correct quantity of sweetness
- Eggs: Custards depend on eggs to assist them set. The eggs may even make the bread pudding good and lightweight.
- Heavy cream: I like to make use of heavy cream in my bread pudding custard for some good richness.
- Salted butter: This may add much more buttery taste to the bread pudding.
- Vanilla extract: Don’t overlook a heavy splash (or two) of vanilla to assist spherical out these flavors!
Instruments you’ll want
Along with some measuring cups and spoons, you have to:
- A whisk
- A mixing bowl
- A 13×9-inch baking dish
That’s it! You should utilize an electrical mixer to combine the custard in the event you like, however I not often use it.
Making this recipe
Don’t be intimidated by making custards. I do know that they appear fancy and scary, however this is likely one of the best ones you may make.
Begin by rubbing the sugar and lemon zest collectively together with your fingertips till the sugar is moistened and really aromatic. This can be a small step that can be sure the entire oils from the lemon zest infuse into each a part of the Blueberry Bread Pudding.
Whisk within the melted butter, then the eggs. Lastly, add the cream and vanilla and whisk till the custard is properly mixed.
Tear the croissants into 1-inch items and layer them right into a greased 13×9-inch pan. Sprinkle the blueberries on high.
Evenly pour the custard excessive, gently pushing the croissant items down to verify they get evenly coated with the custard.
Cowl the pan with foil and let it sit at room temperature for quarter-hour earlier than you bake it.
After quarter-hour, pop the bread pudding right into a 350°F oven, with the foil nonetheless on high, for 35 minutes. Take away the foil and let it proceed to bake for one more 15-20 minutes so the highest will get properly browned.
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR BREAD PUDDING IS DONE?
You’ll know your Blueberry Bread Pudding is completed when the middle of the bread pudding is about, however nonetheless delicate. When you gently shake the pan, you need to simply barely see the middle jiggle.
One other clue is when the middle of the bread pudding has hyped up. Due to the eggs within the custard, the bread pudding will puff because it bakes. The sides will puff up first, and the middle – which is the final half to bake by – will puff up final.
If the middle has puffed and simply barely jiggles and the custard appears set, you’re good to go! Let it cool for a couple of minutes earlier than digging in.
STORAGE AND REHEATING TIPS
There’s a number of dairy and eggs on this recipe, so identical to any bread pudding, leftovers needs to be saved within the fridge. They are going to final in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 3 days.
Need to benefit from the leftovers heat? You possibly can simply reheat them in one among two methods:
- Reheat bigger parts of Blueberry Bread Pudding within the oven. Ensure the bread pudding is in an oven-safe dish, then cowl it with foil. Ensure the oven is low – round 300-325°F – and warmth simply till the bread pudding is warmed by.
- Reheat particular person parts within the microwave for 30-60 seconds.
This Blueberry Bread Pudding simply will get higher with time, so it’s possible you’ll benefit from the leftovers much more than you probably did on day one!