Fast & Easy Blueberry Bread Pudding

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Looking for instant gratification? This single-serve bread pudding "bakes" in the microwave in under 5 minutes.

Fast & Easy Blueberry Bread Pudding

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Yield: 1 serving
Published: 07/28/2010

Ingredients

  • 1 slice sandwich (or other non-crusty) bread
  • 3 tablespoons fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon soft butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon-sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup milk or half & half
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons sugar; use the greater amount of sugar if your berries are tart

Tips from our bakers

  • If you have time, pour the milk/egg over the bread and let it rest 10 to 15 minutes before microwaving. this will make a softer, "creamier" pudding.
  • When you cook the berries in the pudding, they release their juice. Some testers liked this; some thought it looked messy. If you don't want purple juice in your pudding, cook it without berries, then garnish with berries after it's cooked.

Directions

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1) Spread the bread with the butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Cut it into 1/2" cubes.

2) Layer the buttered bread with the berries in a microwave-safe bowl.

3) Whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla, and sugar. Pour over the bread and berries in the bowl, stirring gently to combine.

4) Microwave for 2 minutes, uncovered. Check and see if it's still liquid. If it is, microwave in 30-second bursts, till pudding is cooked all the way to the center; the very center can still look a bit uncooked, but it shouldn't be liquid.

5) Remove from the microwave. Garnish with fresh berries, if desired. Serve warm; whipped cream or ice cream are always welcome.

Yield: 1 large or 2 smaller servings.

Reviews

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  • star rating 08/19/2010
  • Jenna from Washington State
  • Bread pudding isn't my favorite dessert, but this was so fast and easy. I added a lot of berries, and their flavor really shone through.
  • star rating 08/06/2010
  • nolandtc from KAF Community
  • Easy!! Easy! Great for one person or when you know you should not have seconds on dessert. My only change would be put in a few more blueberries. It's the kind of dessert a husband would say, "If it's so easy, then you could make this all the time."
  • 08/02/2010
  • jujurothschild from KAF Community
  • how would you make this if you don't have a microwave? It looks so good that I'd love to try it, but have no microwave. Thanks!
  • star rating 07/31/2010
  • csergio from KAF Community
  • I finally had a chance to try this. I followed the suggestion to let it set for 10-15 minutes. I happened to have a leftover brioche roll, so used that instead of the bread. No blueberries, so used frozen blackberries. I am not an expert on bread pudding, so cannot measure it against baked pudding, however that said, I loved this!!! It was creamy and moist. And to think you can make one serving and do it in the microwave. That is a big plus. (Or a minus, if I think how often and easily I can make this! Thanks KAF!!!
  • star rating 07/31/2010
  • Peggy from Sacramento CA
  • Had no white bread so had to make a loaf, took some time, put the recipe together, looked yummy, gave it to my neighbors who I cook for on weekends (their ages 90, 92 and 94) they raved about it. Said they had not had bread pudding for years. A real winner and so easy. Thank you.
  • star rating 07/31/2010
  • Naughtysquirrel from KAF Community
  • I couldn't wait 15 minutes either. This was fast, easy and yummy. A great alternitive to making a whole batch and eating it all yourself (not all at one timethough).
  • star rating 07/30/2010
  • Mary from Texas
  • I tried to wait 15 minutes, but I couldn't stand it. I topped the pudding with some Greek yogurt sweetened with Vermont maple syrup, and it is wonderful and easy. I rank this right up with the chocolate mug cake for quick and easy comfort food. I just wish I hadn't eaten my raspberries for breakfast. The combination would be great!
  • star rating 07/30/2010
  • Mary from Texas
  • I have the classic sandwich bread, the blueberries, and the urge for something yummy (and healthy), so I'm off to the kitchen. It looks heavenly and brings up lots of possibilities. This is ideal for someone who lives alone and doesn't want to make a big bread pudding.
  • star rating 07/28/2010
  • Janet from
  • This is a great fast bread pudding...I used 2 slices of gluten free prepackaged bread and it still turned out great! Thanks for this fast and easy recipe!
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