Amaretto Brioche Bake

Brioche (bree-ohsh) is a rich butter and egg French bread with a beautiful burnished crust and golden tender crumb. If you can't find it, soft French bread also works.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Chill: 4 hrs to 24 hrs
  • Bake: 40 mins 350°F
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Amaretto Brioche Bake
Ingredients
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup amaretto
2
tablespoons light-color corn syrup
1
12 ounce loaf brioche or other sweet bread, cut into 8 slices
4
eggs, lightly beaten
2
cups half-and-half, light cream, or milk
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg or cardamom
1 1/2
cups blackberries (optional)
2
tablespoons granulated sugar (optional)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 3-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. In a medium saucepan combine brown sugar, butter, amaretto, and corn syrup. Cook and stir until mixture comes to boiling. Boil, uncovered, for 1 minute. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Arrange bread slices over brown sugar mixture.
  2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, half-and-half, vanilla, salt, and nutmeg. Pour evenly over bread slices. Press lightly with a rubber spatula or the back of a large spoon to moisten all of the bread. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake, uncovered, for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean and the top is lightly browned. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
  4. Meanwhile, if desired, in a small bowl combine blackberries and granulated sugar; lightly crush berries. Let stand until a syrup forms, stirring occasionally. Spoon berry mixture over each serving.
Nutrition Facts (Amaretto Brioche Bake)
    Per serving:
  • 470 kcal cal.,
  • 23 g fat
  • (11 g sat. fat,
  • 188 mg chol.,
  • 432 mg sodium,
  • 55 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 9 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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