Triple Threat Berry Bread Pudding

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
5 min
1 hr

8 to 10 servings

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pint mixed assorted berries - blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries
  • 4 cups dry country bread, crusts removed, cut 1/2 square
  • 4 cups milk
  • 6 whole eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup Kirsch
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Butter the inside of a 3 quart baking dish.

  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar over the berries. Combine the bread and the berries and spread out evenly in the baking dish.

  • Combine the milk, eggs, yolks, sugar, Kirsch, allspice and vanilla in a saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Cook for 7 to 9 minutes or until the mixture begins to thicken. Strain through a fine wire mesh strainer and pour over the bread in the baking dish.

  • Set the baking dish in a shallow water bath and place the whole setup into the oven. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove and cool.

  • When cool, sprinkle the top with the confectioners' sugar and glaze under a hot broiler before serving.

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