Blackberry and Blueberry Bread Pudding with Limoncello Glaze
Summertime . . . and the livin’ is eeeeeeeasy!
Summer always brings to mind fresh berries in vivid bright colors. And this delicious bread pudding shows off the colors of summer: bright blue skies along with yellow sunshine.
We just can’t seem to get enough fresh blueberries and blackberries in our tummies lately! We’re just obsessed with these berries, especially in how they compliment another obsession in our family: lemon!
I am unapologetic about this current craze going on my kitchen. My husband is also very grateful, gobbling down each of my berry-lemon/limoncello creations.
This is one of those recipes that you will seriously stand by the counter and eat directly out of the pan before any of it ever makes it to a plate!
I’m SO guilty-bad about that!
I created this delicious, lemony, tart-sweet bread pudding using a lemon cake from my local bakery where everything is baked fresh and without any preservatives. That step really simplifies this recipe.
The flavors combine beautifully, there’s no overpowering of any flavor, but rather everything sings together in perfect harmony of complimenting each other.
The tangy sweet Limoncello glaze is so good that it should be bottled!
Hope you enjoy . . . and that you grab a BIG spoon!
Doesn’t the glaze just make your mouth water? It’s simply crazy good!
Blackberry and Blueberry Bread Pudding w/ Limoncello Glaze
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- 1 large, round lemon cake with glaze (either your own cake or one purchased from local bakery)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 jumbo eggs
- dash of salt
- 1 tub of fresh blueberries
- 1 tub of fresh blackberries
- 1/3 cup sugar
- For The Glaze
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 tsp. Limoncello
- 1–1/2 cups powdered sugar
- For The Bread Pudding
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
- Spray cooking oil all over a 13 X 9″ baking pan.
- In a large bowl, mix the cream, milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt.
- Slice and cube the lemon cake.
- Combine the blackberries, blueberries and sugar; carefully toss the berries in the sugar to coat.
- Add the cake cubes into the large mixing bowl with the cream mixture, allow to soak for 10 minutes.
- Layer half of the soaked cake cubes on the bottom of the baking pan.
- Layer half of the sugar coated berries on top of the soaked bread crumbs.
- Layer the remaining soaked cake cubes on top of the berries.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until the bread pudding begins to brown and the custard is cooked and set.
- Combine all ingredients.
- When the bread pudding is removed from the oven and allowed to cool a little bit (but not to get completely cold), pour the Limoncello glaze all over the top of the bread pudding.
What a lovely and delicious pudding!
Thanks so much Zaza! My husband ate the entire pan of this!
What a perfect combination for summer’s fresh bounty!
Hey thanks big B.D.!
This looks AMAZING, Roz. Berries, lemon cake and the glaze…simply heavenly.
Thanks Angie! You make me smile!
What an excellent dessert, Roz! Love all that good fruit and the glaze puts it over the top! And it’s pretty too. Thanks for the recipe and have a good day!
You’re always welcome! Hope your summer has been great!
More delicious lemon and berry goodness! My mouth is watering 😉 I wonder if my batch of limoncello that I’ve had in the freezer for a couple of years is still any good? I might have to start brewing another batch 😉
Oh I’m sure that your limoncello is still good! In the freezer? What a great idea Susan!
This sounds divine!
Thanks Mindy! I’ll be right by your place to see what you’ve been up to in your kitchen and gardens!
All of your berry recipes sound and look so good. The wild blueberry bushes sounding our orchard are loaded this year as are the blackberries. Everything should be ready to start picking next month. I just have one problem…which of your recipes will I make first. 😀
You’re so lucky to have all of those blackberries growing in your orchard! I’m sure you’ve been making a lot of delicious recipes with them Karen!
OK Roz – Now you’ve gone and done it. This is just too wickedly good not to make, and calories be damned. Your photos have my mouth watering.
You said that right Linda!, sometimes “calories be damned” . . . love it!
All I can say is just – Wow! This is the most beautiful dessert! I look at that Limoncello glaze and just am in awe. I have to get some Limoncello. I have not tried that yet. This summer seems like the perfect time. Thanks for another gorgeous recipe, Roz!
Thank you so much for the lovely compliment Shari . . . I had the joy of eating a bite or two while my super-skinny husband enjoyed the rest!
Ciao cara, grazie della tua visita, è un piacere conoscerti con questo golosissimo pudding, quanto mi piace!!!!!
Oh, è stato il mio piacere di visitare il tuo blog e conoscere le vostre ricette! Mi recherò spesso! Un abbraccio, Roz | La Bella Vita e Cucina
Oh yes, my mouth is watering! Wish my spoon could go through the screen for a taste, that limoncello glaze is so tempting over those berries and bread pudding. Umm, can’t wait to try this!
Thanks Jan, I think that a limoncello glaze is the new perfect replacement for anything drizzled!
Dear Roz, I love bread pudding. It was a staple growing up. This looks so good!! xo Catherine
Hi Catherine, You’re so fortunate that you were able to grow up with something so delicious as bread pudding. I never enjoyed it until I moved to the South.
Thanks for your kind visit dear friend. I hope that you’re doing well,
My mouth starting watering at the first picture! What a bread pudding! I love using my favorite bread/cake from local bakeries to make a bread pudding. Love the idea of using a lemon cake with berries. But them you had to go and add that incredible glaze. WOW!
Thanks MJ! Glazes always do the trick to add that little something extra to a recipe! Hope you’re doing well during these last few days of summer!
This looks fairly easy so I think I can make it! My teen would LOVE it for the limoncello and the blackberries! Looks awesome.
Such a lovely recipe! My family loves blueberries, this would really excite them! 🙂
Oh, that is one crowd-pleasing dessert, and so elegant!
Thank you so much for your kind compliment, Catherine. This is extremely easy to prepare and will make anyone in your family or guests happy in their tummies!
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