Panettone Bread Pudding With Amaretto Sauce

Recipe by dojemi

A delicious recipe from Giada De Laurentiis. Prep time does not include the inactive prep time of 30 minutes to allow the bread cubes to sit.

Top Review by iluzen

I loved this recipe. I added a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of vanilla. I was out of whipping cream so I used all half and half and it worked out perfect. Tender and moist. I also dusted the top with slivered almonds before bakeing and it added a nice little crunch. Will be making every holiday.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Sauce

  • 12 cup whipping cream
  • 12 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 14 cup amaretto liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Bread Pudding

  • 1 loaf panettone bread, crusts trimmed, bread cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 12 cups whipping cream
  • 2 12 cups whole milk
  • 1 14 cups sugar


  1. To make the sauce:
  2. Bring the cream, milk, and sugar to a boil in a heavy small saucepan over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the amaretto and cornstarch to blend and then whisk into the cream mixture.
  4. Simmer over medium-low heat until the sauce thickens, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes.
  5. Set aside and keep warm.
  6. (The amaretto sauce can be made 3 days ahead--cover and refrigerate--rewarm before serving).
  7. To make the bread pudding:
  8. Lightly butter a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  9. Arrange the bread cubes in the prepared dish.
  10. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, milk, and sugar to blend. Pour the custard over the bread cubes, and press the bread cubes gently to submerge.
  11. Let stand for 30 minutes, occasionally pressing the bread cubes into the custard mixture. (Recipe can be prepared up to this point 2 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
  12. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  13. Bake until the pudding puffs and is set in the center, about 45 minutes.
  14. Cool slightly.
  15. Spoon the bread pudding into bowls, drizzle with the warm amaretto sauce, and serve.

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