Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Italian Limoncello Bread Pudding



Elegantly served with simple syrup and sorbet.
This is a lemon's lovers bread pudding turned gourmet!


3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup limoncello
7 large eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
8 cups of cubed stale Italian bread
Topping:
1/4 cup each: granulated sugar and limoncello and 1 teaspoon lemon juice
nutmeg, cinnamon and sugar for topping

Place bread cubes in a greased 2-quart baking dish or loaf pan.
Whisk together cream, milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and limoncello. Pour over bread. Let sit 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar lightly.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover pudding with foil. Bake 40-50 minutes or until pudding is set.
Make a simple syrup topping by combining limoncello, juice and sugar in a small pan. Bring to boil, stirring, to dissolve sugar. Drizzle over bread pudding. Serve with a lemon sorbet.

14 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Whenever lemon is involved--it must be delicious!

Federica said...

I love limoncello, your pudding looks amazing dear :) Bye, have a great day

Lenia said...

This sounds like a great aromatic dessert!xxx

Greg said...

Limoncello is one of my favorite drinks, so how can this recipe possibly be bad? This sounds fantastic to me!

Joanne said...

A wonderful warm weather dessert. Lemons just make you think cool and refreshed.

Claudia said...

Now if I could just save some limoncello and ave some leftover (we love it) this will get made. It brightens up the bread pudding.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You know I'm copying this recipe like ASAP! What a terrific dessert..I adore Lemoncello liquor, it's so delish and fresh. Thanks for it pretty lady.
Love,
FABBY

Ruth Martins said...

What a great twist on your traditional bread pudding. This would make for a very elegant dessert indeed!

Vicki Bensinger said...

Well this is something different that I've never heard of. I had Limoncello when I was on the Amalfi Coast so I would imagine in bread pudding it's got to be delicious! Now to make some limoncello or I guess I could buy it.

Reeni said...

Love the idea of serving this with sorbet! So refreshing and yummy too!

Tina Bk said...

Now this is an excellent use for limoncello! Bread pudding does make for an upscale and tasty dessert. With the lemon flavor, no doubt this would be a sure fire hit at any occasion. Also, the lemon sorbet means a double dose of citrus-which is always welcome. Excellent post!

Kathy said...

I just bought a bottle of limoncello…what a great way to break it in! Sounds delicious!

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef said...

I'm saving this recipe for when summer arrives down under :) Sounds delicious!

Magic of Spice said...

Oh my, this is fantastic! So delicious!!!