Mixed Berry Bread Pudding with Lemon Whipped Cream


Lately, is it driving anyone crazy to go grocery shopping or shopping at farmers' markets? It's making me crazy because there is so much beautiful produce coming in, and it's impossible for me to buy it all up and do something with it. I usually run out of time and it ends up spoiling.




I ran into this problem with fruit recently. I bought bananas, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries all in the same day. What was I thinking? I just couldn't help myself; all of it looked SO good and it was SO cheap. Of course I couldn't eat it all in time, and it was starting to get old. Here's what I did:

This is a great tip for you. I feel like Martha Stewart. I feel like this is a tip you could find in a food magazine. Okay, so I washed the fruit and placed it evenly on a sheet pan and froze it. When it was frozen, I placed the fruit in a plastic bag and kept it in the freezer. Whenever I want fresh fruit to put on my cereal in the "morning" I just grab a handful from the bag. It goes great on generic Honey Bunches of Oats.



So convenient and easy! When you freeze fruit like that, it doesn't clump together so much. Give it a try, okay? That's my first and only tip for you.

This Mixed Berry Bread Pudding with Lemon Whipped Cream is something I made right when I bought the berries. Berries and bread pudding are a perfect match. All you need to go with it is a little sweetened whipped cream with lemon zest.

The perfect, easy dessert for summertime.


Mixed Berry Bread Pudding with Lemon Whipped Cream

3 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, plus an additional 2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon almond extract
4 cups coarsely chopped good, buttery, eggy bread or rolls
1 1/4 cups mixed berries
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 6 (1-cup) ramekins with foil; coat with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, 1 1/4 cups sugar and almond extract until well combined; stir in bread and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Stir in berries, then divide into ramekins.

Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and set. Cool for 15 minutes before lifting foil out of ramekins. Flip puddings over and remove foil. Top with lemon whipped cream and serve.

To make the lemon whipped cream, in a medium bowl, using a mixer on high speed, beat together additional 2 tablespoons sugar, cream and lemon zest, for 1-2 minutes, until stiff peaks form.

Makes 6 servings


28 comments:

  1. what a nice and delicious recipe! I have the same problem with fruit. I buy a lot thinking I will use this for that recipe and that for the other one but then I won t have enough time to use them all :(

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  2. Mmm, this bread pudding sounds like a great summer dessert. Great tip for the fruit! I recently bought bananas, strawberries, blueberries and watermelon at the grocery store and I'm hoping we eat it all before it goes bad. Usually as it's nearing the end, I through them all into the blender for a smoothie. :)

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  3. Thank for the great tip Emily!
    This bread pudding with mixed berry sounds really delicious!

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  4. Love your tip :) So much fruit is so delicious and cheap right now that it's hard to pass up! Your bread pudding sounds fantastic and I love the lemon whipped cream - yum!

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  5. Wow, this mixed bread pudding look so yummie...and the lemon whipped cream, what a combination! Great pictures!

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  6. This looks really delicious! I have some rhubarb in the freezer that I could use for this :)

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  7. I like the consistancy of yours. Pretty cool that you turned them out like that.

    Thanks for the tip now can I have that bite?!
    ~ingrid

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  8. We love going to the market. The best thing about summer. Great treat you have here!

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  9. Yummy recipe. Fruit does seem extra good this summer.

    I've never lined a ramekin with foil before. That's a smart idea.

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  10. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!! You are my blog hero. Someday I will come up with brilliant recipes and take perfect photos and write entries that make people laugh... Two thumbs up and this looks delicious!

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  11. Thanks for the advise...yes, I always buy too much at the market!!!

    As for the Bread pud....OMG it looks simply divine!!!! I always add lemon to my whipped cream just gives it a bit of a lift!!!

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  12. My mouth is watering looking at this bread pudding!

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  13. Nice tip! Like 2 weeks ago I bought a 4 pound box of cherries and can you believe I ate them all? So maybe I don't need to freeze, lol! Anyway the bread pudding looks delicious, I like the lemon in the cream!

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  14. there’s nothing like an overabundance of goods to inspire interesting creations. this one’s clearly a success—-please feel free to overbuy more often. :)

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  15. Okay, bread pudding was something that my mom and grandma always used to eat - I thought it was mushy and gross. But then I grew up and found good recipes, and now I love bread pudding. Yours looks fantastic - can't wait to try it!

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  16. MMM looks delish!!! :-D Have a great weekend!

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  17. This looks really easy. I never made bread pudding before, I should try it.

    I like to use up my fruit in smoothies. you just blend it all up and can't tell it was starting to go bad.

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  18. That is a great tip for fruit. We like fruit & kefir smoothies for breakfast in the morning, and it's so much easier to use fruit that hasn't frozen together in a big LUMP!

    Bread pudding is always in my top ten. And the fruity variety is looking particularly good to me in the summer weather! YUM.

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  19. oh my, this looks so good but very easy to make as well! Thanks for the frozen berry tip!

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  20. I do the same thing. Produce is too pretty to pass up! I feel so guilty not being able to use it all. I love bread pudding, have always been a fan. Now that you mention it, I have some fruit and gf bread that I need to use before it goes bad!

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  21. I once went to a pick-your-own berry farm and found myself with more raspberries than I could possibly eat in this lifetime. I've learned my lesson and I usually don't buy more than I can eat from the farmer's market. At least not with produce. Cheese is a different story...

    I love your bread pudding. I love bread pudding. I love whipped cream. I want some of this.

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  22. MMMMMMMM,....Emily!! These look awesome!!!

    Yummie!!!

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  23. Great tip!!

    The pudding looks great :) Perfect for summer!!

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  24. Lovely, photos and a lovely dessert! Summertime sweets are my favorite because you can stuff them with so many delicious fruits.

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  25. yes, i totally do the same thing when it comes to summer fruit... but i somehow manage to eat it all ;)

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  26. I am absolutely having that problem right now. I want to buy everything in sight at the market and know that I'll never get to everything I want to make before the season's up. I guess there's always next year!

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  27. That sounds really great. Bread pudding is a new favorite dessert of mine.

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