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Amaretto Bread Pudding Recipe

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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 timeCook timeReady inYields

1 hour 45 min

45 min

2 hours 30 min

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!

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Pouring topping over Amaretto bread pudding

Pouring topping over Amaretto bread pudding

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Katiesabcs on December 13, 2019:

Have made this for a couple of years now...the best! I only use 1T of almond extract for a milder flavor.

Ano on May 08, 2019:

I made it...delicious and all gone in one sitting...

Cheryl on December 19, 2015:

Can this be made ahead of time?

nifty@50 on August 06, 2011:

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.

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on March 11, 2011:

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

lbidd54 from The beautiful Jersey Shore on March 11, 2011:

Oh, this looks wonderful. Thanks

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on December 12, 2010:

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!

Roberta Kyle from Central New Jersey on December 12, 2010:

This is so wonderful and perfect for this time of year

wayne on November 18, 2010:

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

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on August 13, 2010:

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

FOODESSA on August 13, 2010:

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,


Monsoor Ali from Washington DC on June 11, 2010:

Oh my God! Yes!

Michael Shane from Gadsden, Alabama on March 29, 2010:

This looks great!

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on October 29, 2009:

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

Dottie1 from MA, USA on October 29, 2009:

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

Whitney from Georgia on March 02, 2008:

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

Merle Ann Johnson from NW in the land of the Free on March 02, 2008:

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

Stephanie Marshall (author) from Bend, Oregon on March 02, 2008:

It is soooo good! I hardly ever have leftovers.

Stacie Naczelnik from Seattle on March 02, 2008:

I love bread pudding. This looks great.

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