How to make it

  • Butter a 3-qt. rectangular baking dish with some of the butter; spread remaining butter on bread slices. Place bread slices in baking dish, overlapping as necessary to fit. Sprinkle with frozen cherries, 1 package chocolate pieces and the cinnamon; set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine remaining chocolate pieces, 1 cup of cream, and the sugar; heat and stir just until chocolate is melted. Gradually stir in remaining cream. In a very large bowl, whisk eggs, whisking, slowly pour the melted chocolate and almond extract into the eggs. Slowly pour over bread in baking dish. Cover and chill 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 325*. Uncover bread pudding and place baking dish on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 70-80 minutes. or until an instant read thermometer registers160* when inserted in the center. Cool on a wire rack at least 45 minutes. Serve warm topped with whipped cream and sliced almonds.

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  • leonora5 10 years ago
    Most unusual!! Great recipe.
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