Print Friendly Recipe
Serves/Makes:6 or more
- 1 loaf homemade style white bread, such as challah or brioche, crusts removed
- 6 cups (1425 ml) to 8 cups (1900 ml) assorted summer fruit, such as blueberries, strawberries, red currants, black currants, red or golden raspberries, and/or small plums, rinsed well and drained, large fruit (strawberries/plums) halved and quarters
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) to 1 cup (225 ml) sugar, depending on sweetness of fruit
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) sugar (additional)
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) ruby port or brandy
- 1 pint heavy cream
- Line a large bowl (about 6 to 8 cups (1900 ml) capacity) with plastic wrap.
- Cut the bread into diagonal halves and arrange them, puzzle-like, into the bottom and up the sides of the bowl.
- In a large saucepan, heat the fruit, sweetening sugar and port and cook until the fruit is tender and beginning to burst, but still holds its shape, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
- Using a slotted spoon, spoon the fruit into the bread-lined bowl, and spoon most of the juices over the fruit.
- Reserve the remaining cooking juices.
- Top the fruit with a flat layer of the remaining bread, so that the fruit is completely covered.
- Cover with the plastic wrap and place a plate over the top.
- Add 2 heavy cans or a 2-pound weight to the plate and let sit at least 8 hours, or overnight, refrigerated.
- In a large bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks just begin to form.
- Add the 1/4-cup sugar and whip until almost stiff.
- To serve, remove the weights and plate and unwrap.
- Place a large serving plate on top of the bowl and gently invert.
- Shake gently to release the pudding onto the plate and remove the plastic wrap.
- Spoon the reserved fruit juices over the top and serve with sweetened whipped cream.
- Courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2001.
Copyright ©1997-2018 by Synergetic Data Systems Inc. All rights
SDSI neither endorses nor warrants any products advertised herein. All
recipe content provided to SDSI is assumed to be original unless identified
as otherwise by the submitter.
SDSI provides all content herein AS IS, without warranty. SDSI is
not responsible for errors or omissions, nor for consequences of improper
preparation, user allergies, or any other consequence of food preparation
Send comments to
our email. For
more information, check our About
the Cookbook page.