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Over-the-Top Blueberry Bread Pudding Recipe

Over-the-Top Blueberry Bread Pudding Recipe

"This delicious Southern treat boasts out-of-this-world flavor and eye appeal. You just may want to skip the main course and go straight to dessert. It’s a favorite for our summer celebrations.” Marilyn Haynes - Sylacauga, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 50 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine eggs, cream, sugar and vanilla. Stir in blueberries and baking chips. Stir in bread cubes; let stand 15 minutes or until bread is softened.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • 3. For sauce, place baking chips in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over baking chips; whisk until smooth. Serve with bread pudding. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 869 calories, 54g fat (33g saturated fat), 195mg cholesterol, 344mg sodium, 89g carbohydrate (65g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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tammy User ID: 9159644 265497
Reviewed May. 4, 2017

"I should have read the reviews before I followed the recipe! Don't get me wrong, it was fabulous as it was written but it was truly "over the top" and it would have been fine with half the sugar. I also plan on using a blend of milk and cream next time as well and will add another egg to keep the custard-like texture but keeping the full bag of white chocolate chips. I didn't use the white chocolate sauce either and instead used a simple vanilla cream which was delicious. I will be making this dessert again and soon!"

TotallyYummy User ID: 8765529 264909
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2017

"I first used 2 cups of light cream and 2 cups of 2% milk. I then used 1/3 cup of Stevia, which equals 1 cup of sugar. I did not use any sugar at all. I then used 1/2 pkg. of white chips. I did not make the sauce, as that would have made it too sweet for our taste. These were the only changes to the recipe that I made and we loved it. We found that it should be eaten the first day; keeping it overnight it becomes a little soggy. Delicious."

Paula User ID: 9078219 261240
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2017

"I would like to say that I tried this recipe for the first time about 3 years ago and this is the only bread pudding that I like and will continue to make. My family loved this recipe, I cut the sugar in half and used one less cup of whipping cream and it turned out great."

Terri User ID: 9072345 260994
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2017

"I added pecans to the top and blueberries to the topping. It is absolutely wonderful. But, when making it again, I will make a lower-calorie version. Substituting in milk, low-calorie sweetener, light bread and fewer white chocolate chips."

sundancepm User ID: 1425190 258569
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2016

"Amazing!!! I altered to be less sweet/rich by changing 4 cups cream to 2 cups cream 2 cups milk, 1 cup of sugar instead of 2, 1 cup of white chocolate chips instead of the entire package and omitting the sauce altogether. I also used a loaf of bakery Italian bread instead of French for no particular reason. This is fantastic, I have become hooked on it! I've made it for family gatherings and it was a hit. This can easily be used as a breakfast or dessert. I will continue to make this again and again."

[email protected] User ID: 1152827 230134
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2015

"I made this yesterday and I also cut the sugar in half. I do believe next time I will half the chips in the pudding also... It was TO DIE for yummy . It took about 65 minutes in my oven and I also topped with foil at about 50 mins. I then turned off the oven and let it cool in the oven. It did need more time but the remaining heat was perfect without risk of burning it. I was going to make the sauce but after taking the wee corner taste test when it came out of the oven (cooks prerogative!) I decided it would be too much and just topped it with whipped cream. I will make this again! Got wows from the crew. One other suggestion would be... wait until you are done soaking the bread to add the chips. They tended to melt and stick to the bowl."

Julia_in_NEK User ID: 8369004 226177
Reviewed May. 11, 2015

"So freaking delicious!!! Make sure you use a light fluffy bread. Dense bread does not work well."

gooch621 User ID: 7069389 225743
Reviewed May. 1, 2015

"WOW! Rich and delicious! This became Blueberry, White chocolate, Amaretto bread Pudding. I substituted almond extract for vanilla, and made an Amaretto sauce in place of the white chocolate sauce. DIVINE!"

7833louis User ID: 1040763 223825
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2015

"This was wonderful. After reading all the reviews, I also cut the sugar in half and that was more than sweet. Next time I will cut the sugar in half again, down to 1/2 c, until I find the "just right" amount. I made half the sauce and that was just right. I used half heavy wc and half vanilla flavored almond milk. 50 min was not enough time. At 50 min I covered it and baked it for another 20 min. It came out looking just like the picture. My guests requested the recipe - the ultimate compliment."

menosmal User ID: 7450223 119523
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

"This is crazy good and, indeed, very sweet and very rich. Used half and half instead of heavy cream, half the sugar and skipped the sauce. Delicious!"

Kaygee75 User ID: 7663308 108441
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"So delicious. Made without the sauce as it was very sweet on its own."

shortiness5 User ID: 1205994 121403
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"This recipe is awesome. Every time I make it, people rave about it. I make it with blackberries instead of blueberries and it is delicious."

mhans1 User ID: 6728962 119520
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"I would make this again with alterations. This is very very rich. Substitute 1 cup of the whipping cream with 1 cup of milk. Reduce the sugar by 1/2 cup. I also would decrease the overall liquid by 1/3 cup. This took over 1 hour and 20 minutes to bake."

qqwwrrtt User ID: 615577 188824
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"At nearly 900 calories a serving, this is not for the faint of heart. I know dedicated weight watchers for whom that would be nearly a day's calories. Also, it is very sweet - I know there are some for whom it would be TOO sweet.

That said, This is close to being the best dessert I've ever had - even better than chocolate, and that's saying a lot! I made it with raisins - blueberries were $3.99 for a 4-ounce box so enough for the recipe would have been nearly $16.00. Later in the summer when blueberries are a bit cheaper I'll try it with blueberries - but it's REALLY good with raisins!
I don't agree with those who recommended omitting the sauce. It's good without it, but the sauce is what really puts it "Over the Top."
I DO agree with those who said it needs to bake a little longer than the recipe instructs. I added an extra 20 minutes and it came out firm but not hard and beautifully brown on top.
I had some for breakfast this morning - well, it has eggs and fruit in it! Highly recommended!"

catergator User ID: 6609736 191386
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"True, this is rich but very good. I was worried when the liquid turned lavender when I mixed in the blueberries. When it baked it turned medium brown. Mine didn't look as light as in the photo. It tasted great. Had 2nd the next day warmed in microwave and it still was good like that."

jthable User ID: 4044151 191384
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"This is excellent! Very rich though so I don't put the extra sauce on it because it doesn't need it. When you serve this, be sure to have copies of the recipe handy..."

navymh User ID: 1655987 173108
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"Awsome!! I dont make the sauce because it's grate without it. I've devided it out and made 1/2 batches and it turns out grate. KEEPER for sure"

jpruittcdp User ID: 1902826 189770
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"This dessert is awesome! Rave reviews when I make it!!!!"

laurij99 User ID: 2127002 189757
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2011

"Delicious! This is great with or without the white chocolate sauce. I agree with other reviewers, don't skimp on a good quality white chocolate. The only thing I will do differently next time is add more blueberries."

BuenyMom User ID: 3894159 105857
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"I have made this recipe on many occasions. I have passed the recipe on to others, and everyone raves about it. It is absolutely one of my favorites. My daughter actually shared this recipe with me, and she also got rave reviews"

gibshoe User ID: 1900920 188818
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"Everyone loves this recipe! It is decadent and delicious!"

roamerat98 User ID: 5798409 111169
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"This was so delicious you didn't even need the sauce. It is very sweet though. But it is delicious!"

AbbieC User ID: 6202870 119519
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"Completely delicious! I have made it over again for friends and family. It's a hit at parties. People want seconds!"

GwendolynBell User ID: 1558649 172797
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

"I "used" my office mates as taste-testers when I made a trial run with this recipe before taking it to my new mother-in-law' was a smash hit (even without the white chocolate chips & sauce) so I felt confident enough to make it (with raisins @ hubby's request) for the in-laws' BBQ. It turned out excellent, traveled well and even overshaddowed my triple chocolate brownies at the BBQ. I may never make it with the chocolate chips...but my preference is with fresh fruit over raisins.......maybe I'll try peaches next time."

CiCiB User ID: 2258133 105808
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"Decadent and sooooo easy! I made this for Sunday dessert with the whole family home. It was a rousing success. The kid who doesn't like blueberries loved it. The son in law asked for a dish to take home. By the time they were done, the dish was cleaned.

I would do a couple of things differently the next time (AND THERE WILL BE A NEXT TIME) I think I will try having a loose coveing of foil over the top. (mine browned too quickly). And much as I hate to risk ruining the flavor, I will probably try using half and half. Don't substitute using a cheaper brand of white chocolate chips, stick with a quality brand. Also would only have needed to make about half as much sauce......oh so rich!
Thank you for sharing this recipe!"

minpinkidz User ID: 5470492 105807
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"This recipe is the BOMB! OMG awesome, I made it for work and everyone LOVED IT. It was GONE in less than 5 minutes a whole 10 x 14 pan- POOF gone!"

rickjen2196 User ID: 5332737 191383
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"This was so yummy!!!!!!"

anniegetyourglock User ID: 3098463 189717
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"i made this for our neighborhood 4th of july celebration and everyone RAVED about it!! it went so fast... i didn't even get to taste it!"

lakemont User ID: 1943750 129191
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"awesome ! ! !"

lakemont User ID: 1943750 119515
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"awesome ! ! !"

Judith DeSouza User ID: 4808050 211729
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"What are white baking chips? Do you mean white chocolate? Please advise."

undriter User ID: 3351325 119514
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"Made this yesterday for Easter dessert and it was a huge hit with everyone! Followed the recipe exact and came out wonderful! Definitely a keeper!! And easy!"

Yvette Kindschi User ID: 5949315 188815
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"FANTASTIC recipe, and I am not "into" blueberries one bit. My least favorite, honestly. I made it for Easter, all guests gave raves! Many were hesitant about trying it, but when they did, they loved it. There are a lot of creative ways this could be made lower cal. I didn't get into the sauce, thought it was a little too much for me and think it was good without. A simple vanilla ice cream would be good with this too."

Ab0628 User ID: 3440719 191382
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"I served this today for Easter dinner dessert, and it was a hit. I didn't add the sugar and thought the white chips made it plenty sweet. I used fat free half and half for the sauce. I would probably use regular half and half for the pudding and the sauce when I make it again. Delicious, though. Everyone loved it."

eberacke User ID: 3740596 108430
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"Made this for Easter dessert. I always have a mixture of frozen strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and black raspberries on hand and used this fruit mix instead of just blueberries. I also added 1/4 tsp cinnamon. My family LOVED it. Will definately make again."

nadinem User ID: 5480618 189716
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2011

"I followed the directions to a tee and it was in the oven for two hours and still not cooked! Burnt on top but not done in the middle! Why?"

CM2216 User ID: 1509786 129187
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"I have made this recipe for family get togethers and I keep getting raves. Everyone wants the recipe. Excellent bread pudding!"

J5brock User ID: 5413921 172796
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

"Wow! I love bread Pudding! We have the best bread Pudding at a restaurant called Henry's, here in Acworth Georgia...but with this recipe... I may just be staying home! Amazing... thanks for sharing!"

danid User ID: 5870512 189715
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"Absoulety delish!! And so worth all of the calories!! Would love to lighten this one up and still have the flavor."

blueeyesnorth User ID: 5775918 172785
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"It is the best I have ever had. I made it with out blueberries."

tpholland User ID: 1855887 121399
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"This is the most amazing bread pudding I have ever eaten. It makes a huge batch, so I divided it up & froze extra portions. It was every bit as delightlful when thawed!"

buddy3915 User ID: 5531929 211728
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"This is absolutely without a doubt the best bread pudding recipe I have ever tried. I can't wait to make it again!!!!!"

44maggie User ID: 214616 129186
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"Oops, I forgot to click on the stars... OH, and this makes plenty. I divided it into two baking dishes and after baking, I took one to a friend who is recovering from a surgery so they too could rave about this GEM!"

44maggie User ID: 214616 191381
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"EZ, Super! I did tweak it a bit: used croissants insead of the French bread (lighter and a bit of a different texture) and in the sauce, I added some RUM! YUM YUM~~~ maggie"

skb cooking User ID: 5191780 188807
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"Wow! This is amazing! Rich and flavorful."

levitarn User ID: 5714872 173107
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"This bread pudding was fantastic. The only thing that I wouldn't make again was the sauce to go on it. The bread pudding stood alone very well but when you added the sauce, it became too sweet. Thank you for this wonderful recipe"

ggg137 User ID: 103699 172782
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"I don’t know how to get back into the review I previously posted so here is an addendum to my below rating. The taste of this recipe hinges on using top quality white chocolate. I use Ghirardelli brand which can be found at Walmart if your local supermarket doesn’t carry it. And the dessert at Nordstrom’s is a white chocolate bread pudding dessert."

ggg137 User ID: 103699 189714
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"After reading reviews the only change I made was to use 1 1/2 C sugar instead of 2 C and it was plenty. I don't give praise easily but this was amazing and everyone absolutely loved it and wanted the recipe. It tastes very similar to the delicious white chocolate pudding that Nordstrom’s serves at its Bistro restaurant."

luvmypets21 User ID: 5584848 191917
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"This is by far the best bread pudding I have ever tasted. I made it for Mother's Day dinner and my entire family talked about it for weeks. They ask for it all the time. It's even an easy one to make in a smaller batch. I have given this recipe out to many people. I highly recommend you try it yourself."

rewaxation User ID: 2095823 121398
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2010

"I can not tell you how many compliments I have received from this recipe. It is so simple but tastes like a million bucks!"

braceletgirl User ID: 939043 211727
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"I made this recipe and followed exactly. The sauce makes it. You don't know what you are missing without the sauce. My family was skeptical at first thinking it would be mushy, but absolutely loved it. Will definitely make again."

dheiner User ID: 1182062 129185
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2010

"This was excvellent! Moist an yummy!"

Bcooks User ID: 5204614 105806
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

"This recipe was a hit among my guests. Very sweet. Did not make the sauce and didn't feel it was needed. Next time, I think I will cut the chocolate in half and sneak in some more blueberries. I could have used more blueberry flavor."

steph_196 User ID: 3722981 191916
Reviewed May. 28, 2010

"I LOVED this recipe and it is SO easy to through together for a potluck/party! The only thing I did different was that I had to cook it about 30 minutes longer than it calls for in the recipe."

pdjones User ID: 995012 177573
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"This was worth way more than $500!!! It was fantastic. I tasted it without the sauce and it was fine, but need the sauce to make it over the top. I may try and substitute half and half for a little of the cream, but will have to see what the difference in calories is. This is a MUST try."

JDUBOSE User ID: 3661331 191914
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"I didn't personally make this recipe,yet, but it was brought as a dish to bingo at it was delicious. I ate it without the sauce and it wasn't missed. I even took some home which I never do. I can't wait to make it myself."

kassie1 User ID: 1288048 129184
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2010

"VERY good, but I changed some things. Used half the sugar and only one bag of chips split between the bread & sauce. Also, used 1 c. whipping cream in the sauce like it says, 1 c. in the bread and the other 3 cups I used half & half. Prob could use 2% milk in the bread too. Glad I made these changes because it was plenty sweet. Would prob be good with raspberries too."

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