Amaretto Bread Pudding

Bread pudding takes on Amaretto in this delicious dessert! The topping that you add at the end and put under the broiler makes this warm and wonderful!

Toasted almond bread pudding with amaretto-spiked brown butter caramel sauce.
Photo by Helen (#1) C.
Toasted almond bread pudding with amaretto-spiked brown butter caramel sauce.
Toasted almond bread pudding with amaretto-spiked brown butter caramel sauce.

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    pound French bread loaf, plain, use a thick unbuttered bread

  • 1

    quart half and half, not heavy cream

  • 1/2

    stick of butter, not margarine

  • 1 1/2

    cups granulated sugar

  • 3

    eggs

  • 2

    tablespoons pure almond extract

  • 3/4

    cup sliced almonds

  • 1

    cup powdered sugar

  • 1/2

    cup butter

  • 1

    egg

  • 1/4

    cup Amaretto

Directions

Tear french bread loaf into bite-sized pieces, place in a medium size bowl Pour quart of half and half over bread and soak for one hour, stirring occasionally In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together 1/2 stick of melted butter, 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar and 3 eggs. Then stir in 2 tablespoons almond extract and 3/4 cups sliced almonds. Put soaked bread pieces into a buttered 9 x 13 glass dish. Pour almond mixture over the top. Bake in a 325°F preheated oven for 45 minutes. SAUCE FOR AMARETTO BREAD PUDDING: Cook 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup powdered sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until hot. Allow the sugar mixture to cool to room temperature. Whisk in 1 egg and 1/4 cup Amaretto. After the bread pudding is cooked, slice it lengthwise and crosswise in the baking dish. Spoon sauce mixture over the top. Then, put the pudding back into the oven under the broiler until the sauce bubbles. WATCH CAREFULLY! It is really easy to burn the top of the pudding at the end. It is important to bring the sauce to a bubble, to cook the egg in the topping.

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