Easy to make, one hour Strawberry Brioche Bread Pudding dessert.
If you’re reading this, your home is very likely the gathering place for all your family’s holiday activities. And although cooking for Easter is more relaxed than, say Thanksgiving, there’s still the happy responsibility of cooking (and cleaning) for all your visitors. You can always make your Easter (or any cooking occasion) easier by making the oven your best friend. Serve up egg bakes, casseroles, roasted vegetables, and this foolproof dessert — easy strawberry brioche bread pudding. We promise, in the time and effort to delicious ratio we all do, (what I call flavor math) this an easy winner.
You probably already have more than half of the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe in your kitchen now. If you don’t have brioche, you can make a crusty bread version of this recipe as long as you allow the bread to soak in the mixture for at least an hour and cover completely when baking.
Here’s the convenience checklist… it’s a quick, gooey, sweet dessert that can be prepped in less than twenty minutes, baked in forty-five, and cooled to serve before the water for tea or coffee boils. I made this on a Saturday afternoon and reheated it the next day without it turning into a soggy mess, which can be a hazard with certain bread pudding recipes. Most importantly you can serve up to 10 people comfortably or divide it into 8 larger helpings, so no one has to politely decline dessert so others can have more.
The only thing missing? Whipped cream! Luckily, this was only a practice run for next week’s Easter gathering.
Strawberry Brioche Bread Pudding
By MasterCook Staff (Cindy Sanchez)
Bake Time: 45 min.
Yield: 10 serving
– 1 lb. strawberries, ripe
– 1/2 cu. orange juice
– 1 loaf brioche bread
– 6 tbs. butter, melted
– 1 ¼ cu. half & half
– 3 eggs, beaten
– 1 ¼ cu. sugar
– 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
– 1 tsp. vanilla extract
– ¼ tsp. salt
– 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1) Slice brioche loaf into 1/2 inch thick slices. Cut slices into half triangles. 2) Cut each strawberry into quarters or slice thinly according to preference (here, strawberries were cut into quarter pieces). Soak strawberries in orange juice. 3) Spread melted butter onto each bread triangle. Place bread triangles in baking dish. 4) Beat eggs. Whisk in half and half. 5) In a separate large bowl combine sugar, cream cheese, vanilla, salt and nutmeg. Blend well with mixer on medium speed. 6) Add egg and half & half mix and strawberries and orange juice mix to large bowl mixture. Mix well with spoon or whisk. 7) Pour combined mixture over bread triangles, cover loosely with tinfoil. 8) Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Recipe adapted from momswhothink.com