I adore summer because of the abundance of cherries. I love their texture and sweet taste. I also love bread pudding and creating recipe that has complex taste. This bread pudding is a wonderful way to enjoy a bite of summer. —allbelle
stale Italian bread - crusts removed and cubed
extra large eggs
crystallized ginger, minced
3 3/4 cups
half and half
bing cherries, pitted and chopped
cream cheese, softened
In This Recipe
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Prepare a 9x13 baking dish with butter spray.
Beat eggs and sugar in bowl. Add vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
Mix in half and half and amaretto.
Place bread in baking dish; top with 1 cup of chopped cherries. Combine cream cheese and brown sugar; mix well.
Drop cream cheese mixture by teaspoonfuls over cherries and bread; sprinkle with remaining chopped cherries.
Pour egg mixture into baking dish. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes.