One of our favorite places to get breakfast (or any meal for that matter) is a local bakery and cafe called Kneaders. They are known for their amazing baked goods, including their raspberry bread pudding. Oh. My. Goodness. It is seriously heavenly! It is so full of flavor and the vanilla cream sauce on top is todiefor! I’m planning on making this for my hubby on Valentine’s Day, so obviously calories don’t count. 😉
In a large bowl, combine cream, sugar, egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
Cut bread into 11/2 inch cubes and add to cream mixture, coating the bread well.
Let bread sit in cream mixture for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to allow cream to absorb.
After mixture has absorbed for 30 minutes, gently fold in the raspberries, sugar and apple juice. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Spread mixture in a 9x13-inch baking pan.
Bake 40 minutes at 375 degrees F.
Serve warm topped with vanilla cream sauce.
To make the sauce, melt butter in medium saucepan and add flour. Stir 10 minutes until it has a nutty aroma, but make sure not to brown. Add salt, cream and sugar and stir until mixture becomes thick. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.