Bread Pudding with Maine Blueberries

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This is a great way to transform stale bread into a wonderful dessert or breakfast.  Green Bean wrote about her version of Bread Pudding in “Waste Not, Waist Full,” and it made me think of the Blueberry Bread Pudding that Ed’s mom has made for us with wild Maine blueberries.  Blueberries are one of the only fruits left in our freezer from last year, so this recipe was the perfect thing to make today.

  • 4 cups cubed day-old bread
  • 1 cup Maine blueberries (or regular blueberries, raisins, raspberries, etc.)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar

Mix bread and blueberries in a casserole dish.  In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Pour over the bread and blueberry mixture, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight to allow the bread to absorb the custard mixture, occasionally pressing the bread into the liquid.  Preheat oven to 350°F.  Dot the top of the bread pudding with butter and sprinkle on the brown sugar.  Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the bread pudding is puffed and golden.  Allow to cool 10-15 minutes before serving, or allow to cool completely, refrigerate and serve cold.

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5 Responses to Bread Pudding with Maine Blueberries

  1. Now I know what to make tonight for dessert! Thanks Abbie- my waist also thanks you!

  2. Ruth

    Growing up, I can remember Mema making bread pudding as a way to use up stale bread. . . and that’s how I remember it! (Not my favorite dessert.) I’m sure the blueberries make a world of difference in it, though. I can also remember tapioca pudding, or “fish eggs,” as we affectionately called it. Another staple was oatmeal, which surprisingly, I’ve grown into actually liking as an adult. It seems whatever we had in abundance (like milk growing up on a dairy farm) wasn’t so much of a treat for us kids. I’m sure because you didn’t grow up on bread pudding, this makes it more special for you!

    But, I’m not sure anything can compare with your strawberry/chocolate/cheesecake! YUM!

  3. That looks and tastes decadent! I might have to walk off those calories I gained by looking at the picture.

  4. This looks amazing!! And I just so happen to have some stale bread we brought home from a restaurant AND some frozen blueberries from last spring!

  5. This looks fabulous! I am going to have to see what berries are left in the freezer, now. Thanks for sharing this.

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