Sherry-roasted butternut squash and brioche bread puddings

November 16, 2013

Sherry-roasted butternut squash and brioche bread puddings

Bread pudding is usually thought of as a dessert, but it can easily be turned into a savory dish that is most satisfying. Today’s bread pudding is made with butternut squash that has been roasted in Sherry. The Sherry brings out the sweetness of the fruit, while the roasting deepens its flavor – a marvelous balance is achieved!

The bread pudding itself is made with brioche. And the feather-weight, buttery bread makes for the lightest, moistest bread pudding you’ll ever taste! Needless to say, I do not recommend substituting it.

As a last touch, I love baking the bread pudding in individual molds – this way they can be un-molded before serving, and end up looking as good as they taste.

Note: Do you have a vegetarian family member or friend coming over for the holidays? If you do, you can serve this bread pudding in lieu of the turkey or meat. It’s hearty enough to make a main course and it goes magnificently with this cranberry compote, and two or three of these tasty side veggies.

Butternut squash

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Sherry-roasted butternut squash and brioche bread puddings

Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

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Angie@Angie's Recipes November 17, 2013 at 11:20 am

I too prefer the individual serving…so much easier for the portion-control. They must be extremely tasty prepared with brioche.


Viviane November 18, 2013 at 8:07 am

Indeed, Angie! I was thinking more presentation, but you’re right, portion control is important too.


Kiran @ November 21, 2013 at 6:53 am

I pretty much hate sharing food! Love sherry in this bread pudding, Viviane :)


Viviane November 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Thank you, Kiran! It’s so funny that you would say that… I do too! I always feel very possessive about the plate of food that’s in front of me.


mjskit November 24, 2013 at 11:05 pm

What a great idea to serve this to vegetarians in place of turkey! I was actually thinking of have it for lunch tomorrow. :) It looks delicious Viviane. The presentation is stunning! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Viviane November 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Thank you so much, Mj! I wish you and your family a delicious and festive Thanksgiving too!


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