Italian Limoncello Bread Pudding

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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
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.


  1. Whenever lemon is involved--it must be delicious!

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

  3. This sounds like a great aromatic dessert!xxx

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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!

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

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

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


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