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Lemon-Blueberry Bread Pudding {Desserts in Jars Cookbook}

 

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 I like a dessert than can also substitute as breakfast……..put it in a jar so I can take it with me, and it’s gold!

The trend of food in jars is not only practical but oh so cute.  The concept of desserts in jars, a portable dessert, eliminates the worries about transporting your scrumptious handiwork that you have slaved over being ruined on the way to your dinner party or BBQ.

So it’s only fitting that my sweet friend Shaina Olmanson of Food For My Family recently published  Desserts in Jars: 50 Sweet Treats that Shine, her first cookbook! Shaina is a wife and mother of four, who amazes me every day with what all she does, and still has time to be a great friend and makes it look so effortless, and now she has added “author” to her list of titles.

Desserts in Jars Cover

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Desserts in Jars is a treasure,  full of fifty recipes completely dedicated to desserts all in cute little jars. Shaina walks you through the basics of using jars for all kinds of dessert and then provides mouth watering recipes along with stunning photography for everything from cakes to pies, to custards and puddings, to frozen treats and mixes for gifting.

I wasted no time digging into every page trying to choose what I wanted to make first, and the Lemon-Blueberry Bread Pudding seemed to call my name.  I think it was the temptation of bread pudding bursting with a little summer delight that drew me in, and this recipe did not fail! I MAY have just had one for breakfast and another for a late afternoon snack yesterday alone.  Good thing this recipe was easy to cut in half, or my hips would be in BIG trouble.

I only slightly adapted Shaina’s recipe because I forgot to pick up mascarpone cheese, so I substituted with cream cheese.

bread pudding in jars at TidyMom

I also, did not have any stale bread on hand, so even though I filled my jars about 1/2 -3/4 full, they did not fluff up as much as stale bread would have…………but that did not effect the taste at all, or if it did, I can’t imagine the results tasting any better than how these beauties turned out.

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Don’t forget to pour the sweetened heavy cream over each jar before serving………It’s worth every calorie.

Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding from Desserts in Jars Cookbook at TidyMom

This bread pudding was not overly sweet and is one of the simplest desserts you can make! A zesty summer delight and comfort food at its finest with a punch of lemon and plump blueberries mixed throughout baked and served in your very own special jar  makes it all the more decadent.

Giveaway

Shaina has graciously offered to give one lucky TidyMom reader a copy of her cookbook Desserts in Jars, 50 Sweet Treats That Shine (Harvard Common Press). You’ll fall in love from the moment you open the cover.

Desserts in Jars Cookbook giveaway

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Congrats to the winner, comment #71 Teresa

To Enter:  Leave a comment on this post telling me what dessert you would like to make or eat in a jar! (if you are reading this post via email, please note that you must enter on the blog post, NOT by replying to the email)

 

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Official Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only . Must be over 18. Giveaway begins on July 23, 2012 will end on July 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm CST. Prize value $16.95.  The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. Winner will be notified by email by August 4, 2012 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected. TidyMom, and Harvard Common Press are not responsible for lost or undelivered emails. Winner will be posted on this blog post by August 4, 2012.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  By entering this giveaway, you have agreed to these rules.  Giveaway sponsored by Harvard Common Press .

Good Luck!

 Find more details on Desserts in Jars, author Shaina Olmanson, and view her beautiful video trailer DessertsinJars.com

Lemon-Blueberry Bread Pudding in a Jar

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Serving Size: 1 jar

Lemon-Blueberry Bread Pudding in a Jar

very slightly adapted from Desserts in Jars by Shaina Olmanson. A zesty summer delight and comfort food at its finest with a punch of lemon and plump blueberries mixed throughout baked and served in your very own special jar makes bread pudding all the more decadent. For the original recipe, purchase Shaina's cookbook HERE.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound rustic artisan bread, crusts included (preferably stale)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup cream cheese (or mascarpone cheese)
  • 3 cups whole milk (I used 2%)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1½ cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 12 - 8 ounce jars

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°. Grease twelve 8-ounce jars. cut the bread into 1½ inch cubes, place in a large bowl, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and mix in the sugar and cheese. Add the milk, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice and beat until evenly combined. Stir in the melted butter.
  3. Pour the milk and egg mixture over the bread cubes and stir until all the pieces of bread are completely soaked. Allow the bread to sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir the blueberries into the pudding mixture and immediately spoon into the jars, filling each only half full. Place the jars on a large baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the tops of the puddings are evenly browned. Remove from the oven, set on a clean, dry towel, and let rest 15-20 minutes. Just before serving, pour the cream and agave nectar into a lidded jar and shake to combine. Drizzle over the top of the bread puddings and serve.

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Disclosure: I was given a copy of Desserts in Jars to keep and another copy to giveaway.  All views, opinions and my love for Shaina and desserts of any kind are all my own.

   
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320 Responses to “Lemon-Blueberry Bread Pudding {Desserts in Jars Cookbook}”

  1. mary fanara coleman posted on July 23, 2012 at 2:57 pm (#
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    I pinned this giveaway and shared on my pinterest Giveaways board….as labellaluna

  2. Diane posted on July 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm (#
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    Chocolate Peanut butter mousse with some crushed oreo’s on top of course !

  3. Marcia posted on July 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm (#
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    I’d love to make cheesecake in a jar!

  4. sara posted on July 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm (#
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    Awesome giveaway!! This cookbook looks awesome and I love the look of that bread pudding. I would love to eat custard pie in jars.

  5. sara posted on July 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm (#
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    I pinned this on Pinterest

  6. Amy Tong posted on July 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm (#
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    What a great giveaway. I love the idea of having desserts in jars to make them as individual servings. I would love to have a trifle in jars, with layers of sponge cakes, fresh berries, ice cream, more cake, berries and top with fresh whipped cream. hm…I think I need to run to the kitchen and make some!

  7. Sandra M. posted on July 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm (#
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    Love the recipes. Would love to win the book.

  8. Sandra M. posted on July 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm (#
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    Just pinned.

  9. Emily posted on July 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm (#
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    Individual souffles in a jar.

  10. Katy posted on July 23, 2012 at 3:40 pm (#
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    Red velvet cake in a jar, yum!

  11. Debby G. posted on July 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm (#
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    What a fun giveaway! I would really like to eat some pie in a jar, maybe apple or berry.

  12. bridget {bake at 350} posted on July 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm (#
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    Not entering….only because I have this beauty already….just wanted to say that those look DELICIOUS!!!

  13. Miss Rachel P. posted on July 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm (#
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    Ooooh! I LOVE jar recipes! :D I think those little pie desserts are adorable and make such sweet gifts, but I’d also like to make chicken pot pies and other savory bites! And I’ve seen bread done too and I think that would be just the neatest thing ever!!! :D

    Your bread puddings looks scrumptious! Thank you for sharing the recipe and for the entry! :)
    Blessings,
    ~Miss Rachel~

  14. Miss Rachel P. posted on July 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm (#
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    I shared this post on Facebook and Pinterest! :)

  15. Barbara posted on July 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm (#
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    I would love an ice cream sundae in a jar. Vanilla ice cream, warm hot fudge toppings with roasted peanuts. To die for.

  16. Kathryn D posted on July 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm (#
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    I would love anything including chocolate and peanut butter in a jar!!

  17. Phyllis posted on July 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm (#
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    Chocolate bread pudding in a jar would be divine!

  18. Heather Howard posted on July 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm (#
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    I would love to make her Pumpkin Cheesecake. Yummy!

  19. Heather Howard posted on July 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm (#
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    I shared on FB.

  20. nancy posted on July 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm (#
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    posted to facebook

  21. Melanie posted on July 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm (#
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    The first dessert I would attempt in a jar would definitely be something including chocolate and the second would be something with cinnamon and apple. The book sounds awesome!!

  22. Jill Anderson posted on July 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm (#
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    Beyond adorable idea! And what a great way to take treats as gifts! I would love some kind of chocolate raspberry concoction in a jar, sounds heavenly!

  23. Kim posted on July 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm (#
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    I would like red velvet cake

  24. Melanie posted on July 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm (#
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    Shared on FB

  25. Tania Manchaca posted on July 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm (#
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    I would love apple crisp in a jar!

  26. Tania Manchaca posted on July 23, 2012 at 7:03 pm (#
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    Is there a button to share the givaway?

  27. Tania Manchaca posted on July 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm (#
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    Shared on Pinterest and Facebook!

  28. Sharon posted on July 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm (#
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    Shared facebook and Pinerest, great idea. Thanks

  29. Sondra posted on July 23, 2012 at 8:24 pm (#
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    I’ve had cherry pie in a jar bookmarked FOREVER. They sound delicious.

  30. Cherry posted on July 23, 2012 at 8:35 pm (#
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    Desserts in jars have such an eye appeal – would love this cookbook! I think a recipe with creamy pudding and fruit would be great in a jar – store in the frig, and grab when you want it.

  31. Rina M posted on July 23, 2012 at 8:45 pm (#
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    This cookbook looks like it has some amazing desserts. I would like to see blueberry buckle or lemon pie in a jar.

  32. Rina M posted on July 23, 2012 at 8:45 pm (#
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    Just tweeted about it! Chanzy01

  33. Gail Lucero posted on July 23, 2012 at 8:59 pm (#
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    I would love a cherry pie in a jar!

  34. HeatherChristo posted on July 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm (#
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    How bout something typically messy like juicy fruit crisp!? Although this bread pudding looks wonderful!

  35. Lynda M. posted on July 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm (#
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    I would love chocolate eclairs in a jar!

  36. Liz Tuggle posted on July 23, 2012 at 10:42 pm (#
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    I would love to make the dessert you posted….Lemon -Blueberry Pudding…sounds so good…and looks it as well

  37. Liz Tuggle posted on July 23, 2012 at 10:53 pm (#
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    Posted about giveaway on fb as Liz Morgan at link
    https://www.facebook.com/InkedMagnolia81/posts/510498542298797

  38. Molly Jo posted on July 23, 2012 at 11:45 pm (#
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    I’m not sure if Tiramisu is in this book, but that’s most definitely the dessert I’d love to eat. Out of a jar, on a plate, in a mug, through a straw… anywhere, anyhow!

  39. Molly Jo posted on July 23, 2012 at 11:47 pm (#
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    I shared this on twitter.

  40. Molly Jo posted on July 23, 2012 at 11:48 pm (#
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    I pinned this on Pinterest.

  41. susan b. posted on July 23, 2012 at 11:48 pm (#
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    i would love to make the pumpkin cheesecake!!!

  42. Casey posted on July 24, 2012 at 12:10 am (#
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    I would love to make lemon poppyseed bread in a jar!

  43. amy marantino posted on July 24, 2012 at 2:03 am (#
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    i would like to make brownie sundaes in a jar

  44. amy marantino posted on July 24, 2012 at 2:05 am (#
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  45. Linda W posted on July 24, 2012 at 6:27 am (#
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    You inspired me so I actually made Custard in a Jar today.

  46. Shannon posted on July 24, 2012 at 7:44 am (#
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    Oh anything in a jar sounds delicious. Dessert period sounds good. But I think a bread pudding of any kind sounds great and cute in a jar.

  47. kesha posted on July 24, 2012 at 8:33 am (#
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    I would like to eat a Moose Tracks Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Sundae out of a Jar! That sounds yummy to me!

  48. kesha posted on July 24, 2012 at 8:35 am (#
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  49. gail posted on July 24, 2012 at 9:04 am (#
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    maybe apple pie

  50. Dee B. posted on July 24, 2012 at 9:12 am (#
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    Hmmm, so many options! I’d love to make my husband yummy desserts to take to work, first choice being lemon. But I think you can’t go wrong with any of them!

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