Photo: Maura McEvoy
Yield:
Makes 10 to 12 servings

Panettone, an Italian fruit-and-nut bread, is available around the holidays and is used to make this fragrant bread pudding. The panettone's filling provides most of the flavor, so just a little orange zest and vanilla will do.

How to Make It

Heat oven to 325° F.

Place the panettone in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream, milk, eggs, yolks, sugar, zest, and vanilla. Pour over the bread cubes. Let soak for 5 minutes, stirring gently 2 or 3 times. Pour the mixture into a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes. Serve warm.

Tip: Panettone (a light, sweet Italian bread made with nuts and candied fruit) is available at most grocery stores during the holiday season. Or use challah or brioche instead and sprinkle in a handful of raisins.

Ratings & Reviews

Mahina's Review

Mahina
November 04, 2009
Wonderful holiday dish! I added 1/4 cup rum to the pudding mixture, and used a bourbon sauce recipe, substituting rum for the bourbon. This gave the dish a traditional Italian flavor.