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Blueberry Bread Puddings with Lemon Curd

Randy Mayor; Katie Stoddard
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 bread pudding and 1 tablespoon lemon curd)
Tart lemon curd tops individual bread puddings laced with berries. Fresh blueberries also work well in this recipe. Prepare the lemon curd while the puddings bake.

Ingredients

  • Puddings:
  • 1 1/4 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 1/2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed French bread (about 8 ounces)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries, divided
  • Lemon curd:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons butter

Nutrition Information

  • calories 240
  • caloriesfromfat 20 %
  • fat 5.2 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 1.8 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 7.1 g
  • carbohydrate 41.9 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 112 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 234 mg
  • calcium 84 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare puddings, combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add bread, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°.

  3. Divide half of bread mixture evenly among 8 (6-ounce) ramekins or custard cups coated with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with 3/4 cup berries. Divide remaining bread mixture among ramekins; top with 3/4 cup berries.

  4. Cover each ramekin with foil. Place ramekins in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake, covered, at 350° for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

  5. To prepare lemon curd, combine 1/3 cup sugar and 1 egg in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring with a whisk. Cook 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves and mixture is light in color, stirring constantly. Stir in lemon juice and butter; cook 2 minutes or until mixture coats the back of a spoon, stirring constantly with a whisk.

  6. Place saucepan in a large ice-filled bowl for 5 minutes or until lemon curd cools to room temperature. Serve lemon curd over warm bread puddings.