recipe: blueberry bacon bread pudding

Looking for a new brunch recipe? Try out this tasty blueberry bacon bread pudding, using fresh BC Blueberries.

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photo credit: BC Blueberry Council / Tracey Kusiewicz 

Blueberry Bacon Bread Pudding

Serves: 6 – 8


  • 5 cups (600 g) French bread (6-8 thick slices) cut in 1.5” square cubes.
  • 4 (200 g) Large eggs
  • 3 (50 g) Large egg yolks
  • 1 cup (240 ml) Half & half 10% cream
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) Maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) Butter, melted
  • 1.5 cups (225 g) B.C. blueberries – fresh or frozen
  • 1.5 cups (225 g) Bacon (15-20 slices) – cooked, cut in ¾ inch pieces


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F/ 175°C
  2. Butter a non-stick 8 x 8 inch baking pan.
  3. Cut stale bread into 1.5 inch cubes and set aside.
  4. To make your own stale bread, cube fresh bread and bake in oven at 150°F/65°C for 30-60 minutes until dry.
  5. Fry slices of bacon in a pan, let cool and cut into ¾ inch pieces.
  6. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, egg yolks, cream, butter and maple syrup.
  7. Soak the cubed stale bread in the egg mixture for 10-20 minutes until bread absorbs the egg mixture.
  8. Fold in the bacon and blueberries.
  9. Pour into the buttered baking pan.
  10. Bake in a 350°F/175°C oven for 50-65 minutes until bubbling and golden brown.
  11. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup.

Recipe courtesy of BC Blueberries

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