Layered Almond-Cream Cheese Bread Pudding With Amaretto Cream Sa

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr

A rich, decadent bread pudding from Southern Living.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 16 ounces white bread, sliced and divided
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 9 large eggs, divided
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 14 cups almond filling
  • 1 cup butter, melted and divided
  • 2 12 cups half-and-half
  • 1 dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons almond filling
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 14 cup slivered almonds
  • Amaretto Cream Sauce

  • 12 cup amaretto liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 12 cups whipping cream
  • 12 cup sugar


  1. Coat a 13- x 9-inch pan with cooking spray. Arrange 4 1/2 bread slices in bottom of prepared pan, cutting slices as necessary to fit pan.
  2. Beat cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth. Spread half of cream cheese mixture over bread.
  3. Whisk together 1 1/4 cups almond filling and 1/2 cup melted butter. Spread half of almond mixture over cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers once, using 4 1/2 bread slices, remaining cream cheese mixture, and remaining almond mixture.
  4. Cut remaining bread slices into 1-inch cubes, sprinkle evenly over almond mixture.
  5. Whisk together remaining 8 eggs, remaining 2 teaspoons vanilla, half-and-half, and salt; pour over bread cubes. Cover and chill 30 minutes or until most of egg mixture is absorbed.
  6. Whisk together remaining 1/2 cup melted butter, 2 tablespoons almond filling, 2 tablespoons sugar, and egg yolk until blended. Drizzle evenly over bread pudding; sprinkle with almonds.
  7. Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until set. Serve warm or chilled with Amaretto Cream Sauce.
  8. Combine amaretto and cornstarch, stirring until smooth.
  9. Cook cream in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, just until bubbles appear; gradually stir in amaretto mixture. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and boil, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Remove from heat; stir in sugar, and let cool completely.
Most Helpful

Oh my! This is something to try....the best bread pudding we have ever had....very good recipe if you want to impress people...

CIndytc December 25, 2011