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If you love the freshness of Lemon and the comfort of pudding, you will devour this treat! This recipe brings you the BEST Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding you will ever taste! Click thru to get the recipe for this incredible dessert!

Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding


A Southern classic is transformed into a light and refreshing dessert. Lemon Blueberry Bread pudding, made even more delicious with a creamy Lemon Buttercream Sauce is perfect for anytime you need a dish that has that touch of Gourmet.

 

If you love the freshness of Lemon and the comfort of pudding, you will devour this treat! This recipe brings you the BEST Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding you will ever taste! Click thru to get the recipe for this incredible dessert!

There is something so soothing about pulling a pan of baked dessert out of the oven. Just the smell of bubbling fruit

or vanilla wafting out of the oven makes people feel good.

If you love the freshness of Lemon and the comfort of pudding, you will devour this treat! This recipe brings you the BEST Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding you will ever taste! Click thru to get the recipe for this incredible dessert!

For this bread pudding, I used leftover Italian bread that I had stored in the fridge. We never seem to eat a whole loaf so there is always extra. Throw your extra rolls and biscuits in the freezer, too. That frozen bread comes in real handy when you are running a little short!

Knowing I was going to make bread pudding with the extra loaves, I just added lemon and blueberries to my shopping list for the week. Rather than buying cream or half and half just for this one recipe, I substituted a half-can of evaporated milk that was in already in the pantry.

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Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

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Ingredients

  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 31/4 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 11/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • zest from 1 lemon (about 1-1/2 tsp)
  • 1 loaf Italian bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries

Lemon Buttercream Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 3 TBSP fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tsp fresh lemon zest
  • dash of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
  2. Butter a 9 x 11 baking dish on the bottom and sides. Spread the bread cubes out evenly in the baking dish
  3. In a large bowl whisk the eggs. Add the sugar, milk, evaporated milk, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and lemon zest, and whisk until combined and sugar has dissolved.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the bread, pushing down gently with a spoon. Let sit 15 minutes to allow the bread to mostly absorb the egg mixture.
  5. Top the bread with the blueberries. Tuck some down inside of the bread.
  6. Bake 45-50 minutes until risen and lightly golden, and some of the blueberries have popped.
  7. When removing bread pudding from the oven, it will be puffy. Let the pan rest for 10 minutes to return to normal size, then serve! You can drizzle the glaze over the top, or serve it on the side.
  8. While the Bread Pudding is baking, make the Lemon Buttercream Sauce.
  9. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  10. Add the sugar and stir to combine. Then add the evaporated milk. Stir to combine.
  11. Keep stirring as you bring the mixture to a boil. Still stirring, cook for an additional 4-5 minutes. The sauce will start to thicken.
  12. Remove the pan from the heat and add the lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir thoroughly.
  13. Allow to cool slightly, sauce will thicken as it cools.


Notes

This recipe uses 4-5 cups of bread cubes.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: approximately 1/2 cup

As a military wife, I spent a lot of time living in the southern United States. It was while living in North Carolina that I had my first taste of bread pudding, baked by my best girlfriends mom and it was so “not” what I was expecting. That bread pudding was one of the most delicious desserts I had ever tasted! So moist and with so much flavor! After that, I was hooked and am always on the lookout for new ideas for bread pudding.

 

If you love the freshness of Lemon and the comfort of pudding, you will devour this treat! This recipe brings you the BEST Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding you will ever taste! Click thru to get the recipe for this incredible dessert!

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If you love the freshness of Lemon and the comfort of pudding, you will devour this treat! This recipe brings you the BEST Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding you will ever taste! Click thru to get the recipe for this incredible dessert!

 

If you love the freshness of Lemon and the comfort of pudding, you will devour this treat! This recipe brings you the BEST Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding you will ever taste! Click thru to get the recipe for this incredible dessert!

One of the hardest things about making this dish was keeping my guys out of it so I could take photos.  This was baked early in the morning so I would have time to take pictures before I completely lost the sun, and I could serve it after dinner.  (My kitchen tends to be dark even on the brightest days!) Even though there are only adults in the house, I would swear that every time I left the room and came back, blueberries were missing from the top of the pudding!

 

If you love the freshness of Lemon and the comfort of pudding, you will devour this treat! This recipe brings you the BEST Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding you will ever taste! Click thru to get the recipe for this incredible dessert!

When was the first time you had bread pudding? It is made all over the world, have you had bread pudding in a foreign country?  I would love to hear all of the details:)

If you love the freshness of Lemon and the comfort of pudding, you will devour this treat! This recipe brings you the BEST Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding you will ever taste! Click thru to get the recipe for this incredible dessert!


6 Comments

  1. Hi Shawna, thank you so much for your comment and letting me know about the sugar. I have corrected the recipe to show 1/2 cup of sugar is needed for the egg mixture. I am so sorry about the missing ingredient! Hugs- Christine

  2. I’m in the kitchen now making this. Realizing that there is no measurement for sugar in your recipe, so I am guessing…The only sugar measurement is for the glaze. 🙁

  3. it surely looks super delicious, Christine. And I love bread pudding because it’s easy to make..

  4. HI Christine, your bread pudding looks amazing, I want some for breakfast!!
    Thanks for Co-Hosting with us this week, I appreciate you!!
    I hope you are enjoying some spring as well!
    Have a great week!
    Karren

  5. Pinned this delicious recipe. When I was a little girl, we would go to a buffet at our country club on Sundays and my favorite part of the meal was the warm, sweet bread pudding. Thanks for rekindling that memory.

  6. I am all about anything that is lemon and blueberry. This looks delish!

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