bread pudding with blueberry compote

Italian Bread Pudding with Blueberry Compote

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 portions 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Italian


A light and not-too-sweet dessert that make you want to skip dinner



  • About 3-4 Cups bread cut into 1/2 inch pieces (a hearty crusted bread works best)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 C milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C plus 1 tbsp white sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese


  1. Place diced bread in a bread pan
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and the brown sugar until well combined
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  4. Pour egg mixture over bread and allow to soak in until all liquid is absorbed (about 15 min)
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 45-60 minutes until bread pudding is firm and all liquid is gone.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes (this can be made in advance 1-3 days if needed).
  7. In a mixing bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, 1 tbsp sugar, and orange zest until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to assemble dessert.
  8. In a small sauce pan, combine blueberries + 1/4 C sugar and cook over medium heat smashing blueberries until blueberries turn bright purple (about 5-10 min)
  9. To assemble: slice bread pudding into three 1/2 " thick pieces and sauté in a pan with the melted butter (about 1 minute on each side).
  10. On a plate spread 1/2 C orange cheese mixture, then layer bread pudding slices and top with blueberry compote.
  11. Enjoy.

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