Mar 9 # 1 of 2
Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread Pudding
4 cups cubed firm bread (with crusts removed)
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange rind, grated
2 cups half-and-half
2 cups fresh blueberries
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
Preheat oven to 425°.
Spray a 2 quart shallow baking dish.
Bake the cubed bread for 8-10 minutes on a cookie sheet.
Beat eggs and 3/4 cup sugar in bowl, until light colored.
Add the orange peel and vanilla, then half & half; mix well.
Put the toasted bread cubed in the dish and cover with half of the berries.
Combine cream cheese and 2 tablespoons sugar, mixing well.
Drop this over the berry and bread mixture.
Sprinkle the remaining berries on top.
Pour egg mixture over.
Wait 5 minutes, then bake 50-55 minutes.
Sprinkle the confectioners' sugar over before serving warm.
Posted By: The Ironic Chef
Mar 9 # 2 of 2
This looks so good. I have to make this.