Blueberry Bread Puddings with Lemon Curd

Blueberry Bread Puddings with Lemon Curd Recipe
Randy Mayor; Katie Stoddard
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.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1 bread pudding and 1 tablespoon lemon curd)

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Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

Preheat oven to 350°.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Note:

November 2002
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