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Blueberry Bread Pudding Cream Cheese

Fresh blueberry bread pudding is easy and a sweet treat to make for breakfast or brunch during the holidays. Moist and delicious bites. If you loved our cinnamon raisin bread pudding, this is a great fruit addition.

Blueberry Bread Pudding

Easy blueberry bread pudding recipe using fresh fruit and day old bread is here! Moist quick and easy dessert recipe you’ll love after a busy week. After this we have a few other bread pudding recipes you can try using canned fruit pie filling too! (affiliate links present)

Blueberry Bread Pudding Healthy

I made a strawberry bread pudding recipe using canned fruit with a thick sweet sauce. Ok so yes that was amazing but I thought after making our fresh homemade banana bread pudding with fresh fruit we needed to try another. Since we have a blueberry farm nearby that we visit that came to mind and wanted to see how it would turn out.

With all of these I like using a loaf of day “old” French bread. It has a more dense outside so it doesn’t get as mushy when you add the eggs etc… The only packaged loaf of bread I say works better than others is Artesano by Sara Lee. It is thicker (which is necessary) but I still will leave the end open overnight to get it a bit stiffer.

bread pudding with blueberries

Fresh Blueberry Bread Pudding

This is enough to feed about 4-5 people in the morning. If you wanted more than that to fill a 9×13 pan you’d need to double this. Half a loaf of bread is used so it’s likely you won’t have leftovers. I kinda’ like that since this when reheated does get a lot softer and the texture isn’t for me. I just want it fresh out of the oven.

When it comes to using fresh or frozen fruit I don’t like using frozen blueberries. It has a really weird texture to me when defrosted. I just wait until they are in season to make our blueberry muffin in a mug and this.

It’s by far my favorite fruit so over the years I have made so many things with it that I even created an entire roundup of blueberry recipes here.

Blueberry Bread Pudding recipe

You could use other smaller firmer choices like blackberries or make as a huckleberry recipe even. The base remains the same, you’d just swap out your fruit of choice. It can be served as is, warm, or a drizzle of frosting or glaze is a nice touch too.

Blueberry Bread Pudding Cream Cheese

I’m on the lazy side when it comes to that which means I just melt a tub of cream cheese frosting, or whisk up some powdered sugar with a bit of milk. Done! This does have a cream base to it, if you need it omitted I will share another option below too.

  1. Loaf of French bread
    1. only packaged sliced that works is Artesano, sliced thick like french toast
    2. could use sourdough bread cubes if you liked that taste
  2. Eggs
  3. White sugar
  4. Milk
  5. Softened cream cheese
  6. Vanilla
  7. Confectioners sugar
  8. 9×9 pan or try our slow cooker bread pudding

You’ll whip up everything and pour it on top of the bread and fruit in your pan. I always recommend you spray the inside of your casserole dish so it slides out into pretty squares when done.

homemade bread pudding

Another trick to get it to serve up pretty is to allow it to sit and rest for 10 minutes or so when you remove it from the oven. It will give this a chance to solidify up a bit and slide out nicely with a spatula.

You can print recipe at the bottom of the post but here is a quick rundown first:

  • First preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Put cubed bread into a 9×9 baking dish sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle fresh blueberries on the top.
    • In a large bowl whisk (or use a hand mixer to really get it smooth) together eggs and cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Slowly add milk into mixture while beating. Pour over the top of the stale bread and fruit.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until center has stiffened and edges are browned.
    • If doubling in a 9×13 pan bake for closer to 45-50 minutes until center is firm
    • Remove, allow to sit and stiffen up in the pan for 10 minutes before serving
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar over the top, or melted frosting, and serve.

Dairy Free Bread Pudding

If you cannot have dairy you can use almond or soy milk instead of “regular”. Still total comfort food x100 if you have a sweet tooth but need to make it lactose free.

fresh blueberry recipe

Blueberry Bread Pudding with Creme

I will say that I have served this up several ways, I like it with some glaze or whipped cream on top. Gives it a bit of extra sweetness and an Old Fashioned type of feeling. If you had this growing up at your Grandmother’s house I bet this will bring back memories of your childhood.

The warm ooey gooey bites with pops of sweetness are right up my alley I tell you. If you wanted to add more flavors and a bit of coolness you could certainly dice strawberries and even some ripe bananas and throw those on top too. A small scoop of vanilla ice cream is a favorite too, add caramel sauce and OH MY.

Ok now you have my mouth watering y’all. Use flavors you love and change up the base throughout the year depending on what is in season. Looking for other versions we have made that are delicious? Use pie filling to make our apple bread pudding sometime too.

how to make bread pudding

Like I said, I don’t think this saves all that well. I’m big on texture and in the fridge this does get kinda’ extra mushy. If you don’t mind that then by all means warm it up in the microwave and add a bit of cream on top and enjoy again the next day. Tastes the same, just looks different.

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Blueberry Bread Pudding

Fresh blueberry bread pudding is easy and a sweet treat to make for breakfast or brunch during the holidays. Moist and delicious bites.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry, bread pudding, homemade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 311kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put cubed bread into a 9×9 baking dish sprayed with non stick spray.
  • Sprinkle blueberries on the top. In a mixing bowl beat together cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon, eggs and vanilla until smooth.
  • Slowly add milk into mixture while beating. Pour over the top of the bread and fruit.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until center has stiffened and edges are browned.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar over the top, or melted frosting, and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Bread Pudding
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 341mg15%
Potassium 188mg5%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 501IU10%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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