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Peach & Raspberry Bread Pudding

Peach and Raspberry Bread Pudding ~ The Complete SavoristSometimes bread pudding is needed in life.  Sometimes it needs to be traditional with rum sauce.  And sometimes it needs to be played with and made crazy.  This time was the crazy time.  I had ingredients lying around.  I wanted to use them up  before they all went bad.  So, what do you do when you have raspberries, a surplus loaf of French bread, and peaches? You check how much dairy and how many eggs you have and you make a bread pudding.

Now I know, you’re thinking a surplus loaf of French bread, who ever has that? It happened to me.  Two loaves for the price of one, so I ended up with an extra loaf.  I thought about making French toast with my French bread, but that was a lot of French. Then the peaches and raspberries sat there looking so forlorn. Then it all just kind of came together.

Originally, I called this a strata, then bread pudding, and have gone back and forth.  The title is bread pudding but all the pictures are saved in my computer as strata.  So which is it?  I have no idea.  I went online, did some research, and since it’s sweet, it lends itself to a bread pudding, but with more eggs than milk, it lends itself to a strata.

So, you can call it what you want, but it’s simply delicious.  I’m not going to lie either, these are not the best pictures I have ever taken. Bread pudding or stratas are not the most elegant to photograph. 75 photos (gotta love digital) and these are the ones I liked the most.  I even thought of tossing the recipe out, but I really loved it as did everyone I shared it with, so I decided to go ahead and share it.

A note about the cardamom.  I love cardamom, but it’s an expensive spice and very strongly flavored. Don’t like the flavor or the cost of the spice, please omit it.  The dish will stand on it’s own just fine without the cardamom.Peach and Raspberry Bread Pudding ~ The Complete Savorist

Peach & Raspberry Bread Pudding

Author: Bobby Corder
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Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of French bread; cubed or torn into pieces
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp . vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp . salt
  • 1/4 tsp . cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp . cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp . nutmeg
  • 3-4 tsp . sugar
  • 2 cups fresh peaches; sliced or canned; drained well
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries or frozen , thawed and drained
  • 5 oz . cream cheese; softened
  • 1 stick butter; melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, vanilla, salt, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar together, slowly whisk in the flour.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the bread, peaches, and raspberries together and slowly mix in the liquid, making sure it all incorporated.
  4. Chill for 2-12 hours.
  5. In a large skillet or baking dish, add a small layer of the bread pudding, then small dollops of cream cheese.
  6. Add another small layer of bread pudding and then more cream cheese. Continue until all the bread pudding and cream cheese has been added to the pan.
  7. Pour melted butter over the top.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through.

Peach and Raspberry Bread Pudding ~ The Complete SavoristPeach and Raspberry Bread Pudding ~ Classic Bread Pudding with a peach and raspberry twist, cream cheese and cardamom added as well. ~ The Complete Savorist

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40 Comments

  • Reply
    Lynn @ Order in the Kitchen
    December 8, 2014 at 6:29 am

    What an amazing flavor combination to put in a bread pudding!!! I want it for breakfast NOW!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 8, 2014 at 8:59 am

      I never even thought about eating it for breakfast…but why not? 🙂 Thank you.

  • Reply
    heather @french press
    December 8, 2014 at 8:34 am

    oh how I just LOVE bread pudding!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 8, 2014 at 8:55 am

      I love it too, in any way, shape, or form.

  • Reply
    Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)
    December 8, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I absolutely love this. How can I survive not trying this?? Starving now 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 8, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      It’s super simple and with your GF bread, perfectly “healthy” 😉

  • Reply
    amanda paa
    December 8, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    oh how i would love to wake up to this on christmas morning! what a great combination. the cardamom addition is brilliant.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 8, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Thank you Amanda! I love cardamom, but it’s a particular spice, not all do, so happy to hear you do. And I like your thinking about the Christmas morning…

  • Reply
    Lisa@Creole Contessa
    December 8, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Bread Pudding and Peaches-Perfect!

  • Reply
    Loriann
    December 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Looks fantastic!

  • Reply
    Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)
    December 8, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    The bread pudding looks stunning! Those dishes are hard to photograph too! YUM!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you Cindy…it was really hard. But so delicious to just trash the recipe.

  • Reply
    Darla
    December 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    This looks so great and it doesn’t look hard! I can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      Thanks Darla, hope you love it.

  • Reply
    lizzy
    December 8, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    This looks amazing definitely making for company!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 8, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      Oh fantastic. Hope you all enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
    December 8, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I love the combination of peaches and raspberries in this!

  • Reply
    Cate @ Chez CateyLou
    December 9, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I’m so glad you shared this! Some foods are hard to photograph, but you can tell that this tastes delicious – so I’m so glad you gave us the recipe! Yum!

  • Reply
    Linda (Meal Planning Maven)
    December 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    What a beautiful holiday dish!

  • Reply
    Debra Clark
    December 10, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Wow, so colorful and appetizing! What a beautiful combination of flavors and such a treat for the eyes. This looks delicious!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 10, 2014 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you Debra…the peaches and raspberries were wonderful.

  • Reply
    Petro Neagu
    December 30, 2014 at 12:36 am

    I love both peach and raspberry but never thought of mixing them. Your bread pudding looks super delicious.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 30, 2014 at 12:43 am

      Thank you Petro! It was a tasty dish.

  • Reply
    Manila Spoon
    August 8, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Two of my favorite summer fruits in one delicious pudding – for me that’s awesome! This looks scrumptious and perfectly satisfying for one’s sweet cravings!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 8, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      Thank you Abigail, it really was a wonderful pairing of fruit.

  • Reply
    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic
    August 8, 2015 at 11:22 am

    “…but that was a lot of French.” Hahaha! I don’t care what you call this, just call me when it comes out of the oven. I love fruity bread pudding!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 8, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      I’ll give you a shout when I make the next one.

  • Reply
    Alisa @ Go Dairy Free
    August 8, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Wow, this looks like a delicious flavor bomb Michelle! I can’t believe I’ve never made bread pudding – better get on it!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 8, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      You do need to make one, the aroma in your house is amazing.

  • Reply
    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    August 9, 2015 at 4:58 am

    Bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts and I haven’t made it in years. Time to change that…this looks delicious!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 10, 2015 at 9:37 am

      It’s a great dessert, particularly as the weather starts to change to fall.

  • Reply
    Kaitie
    August 9, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    I’ve never made bread pudding but I have to say that I think this is worth the attempt! I love peaches & raspberries and with those flavours combined, this will be worth the effort! 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 10, 2015 at 9:37 am

      Oh for your first, maybe go traditional with the rum sauce? But this one is fantastic.

  • Reply
    Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily
    August 10, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I have a huge basket of ripe peaches on my counter that have been screaming to be turned into something yummy. This is totally happening!

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