Amaretto Bread Pudding Recipe

Updated on September 26, 2017
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I've tried a number of bread pudding recipes over the years and have not found any as delicious as this one from my mother's cookbook. Amaretto bread pudding is a warm, delectable dessert that is equally good hot from the oven or cooled with milk poured over it.

A quintessential comfort food, it can be enjoyed anytime the weather is cool—and especially over the holidays.

Amaretto is an almond-flavored liqueur and is used often to flavor cookies or other desserts. Originating from Italy, it is made from apricot and/or almond pits. It has a sweet flavor that reminds some people of cherries.

Amaretto is about 50 proof straight from the bottle, but the alcoholic effect is baked out in this recipe.

Ingredients for Amaretto Bread Pudding

  • 1 pound French bread loaf - plain (use a thick unbuttered bread)
  • 1 quart half and half (not heavy cream)
  • 1/2 stick of butter - not margarine!
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons pure almond extract
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Amaretto

Cook Time for Amaretto Bread Pudding

Prep time: 1 hour 45 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 2 hours 30 min
Yields: 8-10 servings

How to Make Amaretto Bread Pudding

Make the Bread Pudding:

  1. Tear french bread loaf into bite-sized pieces, place in a medium size bowl.
  2. Pour quart of half and half over bread and soak for one hour, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together 1/2 stick of butter (melted), 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar and 3 eggs. Then stir in 2 Tablespoons almond extract and 3/4 cups sliced almonds.
  4. Put soaked bread pieces into a buttered 9 x 13 glass dish.
  5. Pour almond mixture over the top.
  6. Bake in a 325 degree preheated oven for 45 minutes.

Sauce for Amaretto Bread Pudding:

  1. Cook 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup powdered sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until hot.
  2. Allow the sugar mixture to cool to room temperature.
  3. Whisk in 1 egg and 1/4 cup Amaretto.

Final Preparation of the Amaretto Bread Pudding:

  1. After the bread pudding is cooked, slice it lengthwise and crosswise. Spoon sauce mixture over the top. Then, put the pudding back into the oven under the broiler until the sauce bubbles. WATCH CAREFULLY! It is really easy to burn the top of the pudding at the end!
  2. Serve Amaretto bread pudding in bowls with milk, vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream, as desired!

Rate this Amaretto Bread Pudding Recipe

3.5 stars from 156 ratings of Amaretto Bread Pudding
Pouring topping over Amaretto bread pudding
Pouring topping over Amaretto bread pudding

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        Cheryl 

        2 years ago

        Can this be made ahead of time?

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        nifty@50 

        7 years ago

        Looks fabulous stephhicks68! Next time you order Amaretto Bread pudding, say "I'll have the Amaretto Bread Pudding & hold the Bread pudding" LOL! It will get you some of the strangest looks! Gag works equally well with Bourbon Chicken.

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        Stephanie Hicks 

        7 years ago from Bend, Oregon

        It is quite delicious - if you haven't tried Amaretto in bread pudding, this is your recipe!

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        lbidd54 

        7 years ago from The beautiful Jersey Shore

        Oh, this looks wonderful. Thanks

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        Stephanie Hicks 

        7 years ago from Bend, Oregon

        Yes Robie,

        This time of year is perfect for Amaretto Bread Pudding! I have to ask my mom if she is planning to make this for Christmas Eve. YUM!

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        Roberta Kyle 

        7 years ago from Central New Jersey

        This is so wonderful and perfect for this time of year

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        wayne 

        7 years ago

        Add golden raisens. When I serve it, people can't get enough. The sauce can be made in microwave.

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        Stephanie Hicks 

        8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

        Thanks Claudia - hope you love this recipe for Amaretto Bread Pudding!

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        FOODESSA 

        8 years ago

        This recipe is fabulously tasty looking. I ran into your site as I was searching for Amaretto enhanced recipes. This certainly seems like a winner ;o)

        Flavourful wishes,

        Claudia

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        Monsoor Ali 

        8 years ago from Washington DC

        Oh my God! Yes!

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        Michael Shane 

        8 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

        This looks great!

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        Stephanie Hicks 

        8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

        Hi Dottie! Thank you! Amaretto is my favorite - this is one tasty bread pudding. Enjoy!

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        Dottie1 

        8 years ago from MA, USA

        Hi Steph, I love bread pudding. I saw this on facebook and came by to get the recipe. Thank you :)

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        Whitney 

        10 years ago from Georgia

        I'm not a big fan of bread pudding but this looks pretty good.

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        Merle Ann Johnson 

        10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

        yummmmmy..looks so good I can almost smell it as well as taste it. A good bread pudding it seems is hard to come by...this sounds great..I shall try it for sure..Thank You G-Ma :o) hugs

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        Stephanie Hicks 

        10 years ago from Bend, Oregon

        It is soooo good! I hardly ever have leftovers.

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        Stacie Naczelnik 

        10 years ago from Seattle

        I love bread pudding. This looks great.

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