Lemon Blackberry Bread Pudding is an easy to make, light and lemony bread pudding filled with a decadent egg custard, which would make a decadent ending to a grand Easter meal!
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The ingredients for this luscious Lemon Blackberry Bread Pudding include fresh or frozen blackberries, Challah bread or you can substitute French bread, whole milk, heavy whipping cream, eggs, sugar, kosher salt, lemon zest or preserved lemons, cinnamon and granulated sugar.
When you are ready to make your Lemon Blackberry Bread Pudding, gather your ingredients, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray non-stick cooking spray on a 9×13-inch baking dish.
Place the blackberries in the bottom of the pan and spread out evenly.
Top with the chunks of bread.
Place the milk, cream, sugar, salt, lemon zest and preserved lemon if using in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine and continue stirring for about 5 minutes until the liquid is hot and the sugar has dissolved. Set aside.
Place the eggs and egg yolks in a separate bowl and whisk until they are combined. Add just a little of the milk mixture at a time to temper it, whisking constantly until all of it has been added.
Pour this mixture over the bread and blackberries. Use a spatula and press the bread down into the custard mixture to help the bread absorb it.
Bake for 40 minutes and remove from the oven. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top. Bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm.
You can make the bread pudding up to 24 hours ahead. Cool, cover and keep refrigerated. Before you serve it, preheat the oven to 300 degrees and let the bread pudding warm back up for about 20 minutes before serving