The wild and wistful blackberries are in full swing this month and this year’s crop are some of the plumpest I’ve ever seen.
There is no better time than right now to pick these bountiful freebies and transform them into a traditional treat like humble, yet seductive, bread pudding.
There is something so incredibly satisfying to going out into the wild spaces and picking a basket of berries. No supermarket lines. No currency to exchange. Just that soul currency between you and Mother Earth!
Ripe blackberries lend a tart sweetness and juicy moistness to any dessert. They happen to bake into bread pudding in an extraordinary way. Exposed blackberries get jammy and caramelized along the tops and sides of the pan where a drizzle of honey coats them.
They stay plump and juicy within the layers of bread and creamy egg pudding.
Blackberries and honey are just a really good match. No wonder the bees love the flowers and why I always pair these two flavors. You can see another example of this beautiful joining in my Sourdough Toaster Tarts With Blackberry, Sage, and Honey Filling.
Bread pudding is a delightful treat; it has a magic to it. You take stale bread and transform it into something sweet and luscious.
To make this summery bread pudding follow my easy recipe below. Feel free to customize this recipe with any bountiful summer fruit!
There is only one thing that could make this blackberry bread pudding any better. Ice cream!
Use my Raw Vanilla Bean Ice Cream to level up!
Love all bread puddings? Try my savory cheese-studded version too!
Which Sourdough Bread Should You Use for Bread Pudding?
While nearly any basic unflavored sourdough bread will work, I’ll list a few of my favorites below.
Baking pan size can be approximate. If you are using a larger more shallow dish, the bread pudding will cook faster. Make sure to adjust the baking time accordingly. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Baking pan size can be approximate. If you are using a larger more shallow dish, the bread pudding will cook faster. Make sure to adjust the baking time accordingly.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.