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Raspberry Bread Pudding

Raspberry Bread Pudding

We are still “vacationing” at our family friend’s house while we finish our kitchen remodel. We miss our neighborhood, own bed, and kitchen, but we are extremely grateful to have a nice place to stay while our house is under construction. One of the best parts of staying with our family friends is Sunday dinner. It is quite the event-yesterday there were 18 people at the table. We enjoyed a tasty meal with an amazing dessert-raspberry bread pudding.

In Utah, there is a popular bakery and cafe’ called Kneaders. I have eaten there before-they have a great veggie sandwich, but I have never had their desserts. I guess they are well known for their raspberry bread pudding, our friends were raving about it. Bread pudding loaded with raspberries and topped off with a vanilla cream sauce-it sounded heavenly! Luckily, I didn’t have to wait long to try it, we made it for Sunday night dessert.

The recipe is loaded with cream and butter-a good sign for your taste buds, maybe not your hips:) If you want to indulge, go ahead and use cream. We lightened up the recipe by using 2% milk and it was still really rich. The red raspberries add nice color and a burst of robust flavor to the bread pudding. The vanilla cream sauce takes this dessert over the top! We drizzled a spoonful over each serving of bread pudding. This dessert is decadent and comforting.

Thank you to our friends for introducing us to Kneaders famous raspberry bread pudding. We are grateful to have such wonderful friends who share their home, kitchen, and favorite desserts.

Raspberry Bread Pudding

Yield: Serves 18-20

Ingredients:

Cream Mixture:

1 1/2 loaves aged, white bread, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
4 cups heavy cream
3 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Raspberry Filling:

5 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup apple juice

Vanilla Sauce:

1 1/3 cups unsalted butter
5 tablespoons flour
3 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup granulated sugar

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In large bowl combine cream, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Add bread cubes to the cream mixture. Mix until all of the bread cubes are well coated. Let sit for 30 minutes so the bread can soak up the cream mixture. Stir every five minutes.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the raspberries, sugar, and apple juice. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.

3. Layer a 9x13 baking dish 3/4 full with bread mixture, pour raspberry filling over bread mixture, spreading evenly, top with remaining bread. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.

4. While the bread pudding is baking, make the vanilla sauce. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter and add flour. Stir for about 10 minutes or until the sauce has a nutty aroma, do not brown. Add cream and sugar and boil until mixture is thick, remove from heat and add vanilla extract.

5. Remove bread pudding from oven and cool for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm and top with vanilla sauce.

Adapted from Kneaders Bakery and Cafe

If you like this raspberry bread pudding, you might also like:

S’mores Bread Pudding from Baking Bites
Banana Bread Pudding from Evil Shenanigans
Blueberry Bagel Bread Pudding from Sugar Plum

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58 Responses to “Raspberry Bread Pudding”

  1. 1
    Estela @ Weekly Bite — September 20, 2010 @ 4:27 am

    Wow Maria… this looks delicious! Bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts :)

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    Erica — September 20, 2010 @ 5:00 am

    That is one big dinner party- sounds like a lot of fun. I’m not sure I’ve ever actually had bread pudding? But with all those raspberries, I’m sure I’d love this version. How much longer do y’all have until the kitchen is done?

    • twopeas replied: — September 20th, 2010 @ 7:58 am

      Erica-Hey girl! We hope to be back home this weekend. We have to finish the floor, countertops, backsplash, and appliances. We are getting closer!

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    Heather (heather's dish) — September 20, 2010 @ 5:18 am

    bread pudding in and of itself is heavenly – but i’ll take it topped with raspberries and vanilla cream any day of the week!

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    The Brunette Foodie — September 20, 2010 @ 5:43 am

    This sounds so delicious. I love bread pudding, so this little twist is a must try!

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    Liz @ LBBakes — September 20, 2010 @ 5:52 am

    This looks great – I love raspberries but I’ve actually never had (nor made) bread pudding! And I call myself a baker…

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    Jenny Flake — September 20, 2010 @ 5:53 am

    What a pretty dessert! Love this!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — September 20, 2010 @ 5:56 am

    That is beautiful! I would love to dig right in.

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    Rosa — September 20, 2010 @ 5:58 am

    A splendid bread pudding! Yummy!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Barbara Bakes — September 20, 2010 @ 6:03 am

    Looks yummy. I love the Keaders French toast too!

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — September 20, 2010 @ 6:09 am

    The colors in this bread pudding are gorgeous! Kneaders is such a cute name, I bet it is a really fun place to visit and munch! xo

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    Kristen — September 20, 2010 @ 6:15 am

    Looks rich and delicious, for sure!

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    Sarah — September 20, 2010 @ 6:17 am

    I learned to love bread pudding when I worked at a restaurant and found that some didn’t have to have raisins. This recipe looks delicious.

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    Amanda — September 20, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    Oh a slice of Heaven! Looks incredible maria!

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    Heather — September 20, 2010 @ 6:39 am

    So pretty Maria! Love the raspberries in here.
    I will have to remember Kneaders when I’m in Utah again. Love the name! So cute.
    Have a great week!

    • twopeas replied: — September 20th, 2010 @ 7:57 am

      Next time you are in Utah we will go together:)

  15. 15
    Lori @ RecipeGirl — September 20, 2010 @ 6:48 am

    Sounds delicious, and it looks beautiful! I’m a big fan of bread pudding!

  16. 16
    Heather — September 20, 2010 @ 7:16 am

    Oooh bread pudding. Perfect time of year for this.

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    alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — September 20, 2010 @ 7:31 am

    Love the use of raspberry in this! Very beautiful!

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — September 20, 2010 @ 8:02 am

    Wow, this looks so good! I’ve never had a fruit-based bread pudding, definitely saving this recipe!

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    Michelle — September 20, 2010 @ 9:23 am

    WOW…18 people around a dinner table is a lot of people! It’s like an early Thanksgiving!

    Gorgeous photo and the bread pudding looks delicious!

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    Pam — September 20, 2010 @ 9:32 am

    Wow! This looks and sounds amazing… I love bread pudding.

  21. 21
    naomi — September 20, 2010 @ 9:38 am

    I love bread pudding and have never even thought to pair with raspberries. Great idea. I can’t wait to try it.

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    I’m not normally a bread pudding fan, but that looks wonderful!

  23. 23
    Sues — September 20, 2010 @ 10:02 am

    Wow, I already love bread pudding, but this is taking it to a whole new, amazing level. I love a dessert that’s delicious (and cream-filled) and beautiful to boot! :)

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    Joanne — September 20, 2010 @ 11:05 am

    Huge Sunday dinner sound like so much fun! Especially if there’s raspberry bread pudding involved! I love your lighter take on this.

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    Tracy — September 20, 2010 @ 11:44 am

    What a vibrant and comforting dessert! I can’t wait to try it. :-)

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    Lyssa — September 20, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

    I’ll have to make this dessert. It will make me feel like I was there for the weekend. Raspberries are my most favorite food in the world. Looking forward to trying it.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — September 20, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

    I had my first-ever taste of bread pudding over the weekend at a Texas BBQ joint, and it was heaven! Now that I’ve tasted it, and I want more, and this bread pudding is the perfect excuse to try to make my own!

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    megan — September 20, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

    Raspberries are the best and gives this pudding such a pretty color.

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    Bridgett — September 20, 2010 @ 6:04 pm

    This is a nice and fresh take on the usual heavy bread pudding. Anything with raspberries usually wins me over but I know my husband would enjoy this.

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    Lauren Zabaneh — September 20, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

    thanks for stopping by Foodie House! Your blog is just beautiful. so glad to have “met” you!

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    elra — September 20, 2010 @ 7:53 pm

    Good luck with your kitchen project, hope everything will go smoothly.

    Bread pudding sounds delicious !

  32. 32
    Shaina — September 20, 2010 @ 8:24 pm

    This sounds just delightful! I love a good bread pudding.

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    Katrina — September 20, 2010 @ 8:25 pm

    This bread pudding looks so tasty! AND pretty!

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    April~Living The Sweet Life — September 20, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

    Such a great combo for bread pudding. We tried a bread puddling in NYC but it didn’t look as good as your recipe.

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    Sarka — September 21, 2010 @ 2:43 am

    I’ve only tried bread pudding once and I wasn’t impressed, but this raspberry version looks truly scrumptious!

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    Sharlene — September 21, 2010 @ 6:45 am

    Gorgeous dish. I’ve never tried putting fruit in my bread pudding but I imagine it’s as delicious as it looks!

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    Cristie — September 21, 2010 @ 6:52 am

    Kneaders on 7200 South has the sweetest baker, she’s darling and will go out of her way to make things just perfect if you’re ordering something for a large group. I haven’t had this bread pudding, but no doubt it’s delicious. Thanks for the recipe. So sad to see summer slip away.

  38. 38
    Elle — September 21, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    I need this! Hope your remodel is done soon. :)

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    Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen — September 21, 2010 @ 9:30 am

    This looks great! I think I could eat a bowl of vanilla sauce on its own!

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    Melissa — September 21, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

    So pretty!

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