Bread Pudding with Chocolate and Brandied Cherries


Brandied cherries and chocolate dress up this traditional dessert recipe.

Bread Pudding with Chocolate and Brandied Cherries
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 cup dried cherries

  • ¼ cup brandy or apple juice

  • 3 cup half-and-half or light cream

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 5 cup soft white bread cubes (about 6 to 7 slices of bread)

  • 4 ounce bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat eight 6-ounce custard cups with nonstick cooking spray. Place cups in large roasting pan; set aside. In small bowl combine dried cherries and brandy or juice; set aside.

  2. In medium saucepan combine half-and-half and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through and sugar is dissolved.

  3. In mixing bowl whisk together eggs and egg yolks. Slowly add half-and-half mixture to beaten egg mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk in vanilla. Stir in bread cubes. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Stir in the dried cherry-brandy mixture and divide mixture among custard cups. Evenly distribute chopped chocolate.

  4. Place roasting pan on oven rack. Pour boiling water into pan to reach halfway up sides of custard cups. Bake 30 minutes, until knife inserted near pudding centers comes out clean. Remove cups from the water. Serve warm. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

391 Calories
19g Fat
47g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 391
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 151.5mg 12%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 319mg 7%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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