Meyer Lemon & Blackberry Bread Pudding with Meyer Lemon Whipped Cream

Julia Miller

By
@JewlesfromJules

My sister made this for us last Thanksgiving. What a wonderful dessert and change from the normally served on this day.
The Meyer lemon is a citrus fruit native to China thought to be a cross between a true lemon and either a mandarin or common orange. Meyer lemons are a little hard to find some places. If you are unable to find add about 1/2 C sugar to the recipe of both the Pudding and Whipped Cream.


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Serves:

10

Prep:

1 Hr 15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients

PUDDING

16 oz
brioche (weighed after crust removed) about 1 large loaf, cut into 1 1/2 -inch cubes
3 3/4 c
heavy cream, cold
1 1/4 c
sugar
1
zest of meyer lemon
6 large
eggs
2 large
egg yolks
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 pt
blackberries
1 Tbsp
meyer lemon juice

MEYER LEMON WHIPPED CREAM

1 1/2 c
heavy cream, cold
1 1/2 Tbsp
sugar
1 Tbsp
meyer lemon juice
1
zest of meyer lemon
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Place the bread cubes on a large baking sheet in a single layer and toast until lightly golden brown on all sides, turning a few times, about 15 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly.
2
Bring cream, 1 cup of sugar, and lemon zest, to a simmer over medium heat. Whisk together the eggs and yolks in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk the warm milk into the eggs and add the vanilla.
3
Transfer the bread cubes to a 9 by 15-inch baking dish, pour the custard mixture over and press on the bread to submerge in the custard. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to allow the bread to absorb more of the custard. Add ½ of the blackberries during this stage if desired or save all for a topping later with the whipped cream.
4
Place the baking dish inside a larger roasting pan and fill the outer pan with warm water halfway up the sides of the baking dish. Bake until puffed around the outside but still slightly jiggly in the center, about 45 minutes. Remove from the water bath and let rest at least 15 minutes before serving.
5
To make whipped cream, combine the heavy cream, sugar, juice, zest and vanilla extract in a large bowl and whip with a balloon whisk until soft peaks form. Top pudding with dollops of cream and remainder of berries.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts, Puddings