If you are tired of berry pies or just want to include more fresh healthful blueberries in your diet here is a fresh recipe idea, and it is so simple to prepare. Use berries that are sturdy and won’t wilt when baking, such as blueberries, cherries blackberries, or raspberries.
Fresh healthy, berries, contain many valuable nutrients like vitamins, such as C, and anti-oxidants. Many nutritionists these days recommend including a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables in your daily diet.
This recipe is so simple, anyone can make it; even an inexperienced cook.
List of Ingredients:
- 2 cups blueberries (fresh or froze – you may substitute raspberries, blackberries or any sturdy berry – but do not use strawberries).
- 1/3 cup cornstarch (Optional a pad or 2 of butter on the bottom of the pan if you don’t mind the calories.)
- About 2/3 loaf of French or Cuban or Italian bread (cut into 1 inch cubes) or enough bread cubes to fill your casserole dish.
- 3 eggs
- 2/3 cups sugar
- 2 – 2 1/2 cups of half and half
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Pancake syrup – flavor of your choice such as maple, blueberry or strawberry.
1. Mix blueberries, cornstarch, and sugar and pour onto the bottom of a greased 1 quart casserole dish. (you can also add a pad or 2 of butter to the bottom of the pan at this point, for extra sauce if you don’t mind the calories.)
2. After cutting up the bread into cubes pour over the blueberry mixture in the casserole dish.
3. Then whisk the eggs, half and half and vanilla and sugar together and pour over the bread cubes. Make sure the bread cubes absorb the liquid mixture.
4. Bake covered, at 375 degrees, for about 1 hour. If you have a larger dish to fill with hot water, place the 1 quart casserole dish inside the dish with the water then cover and bake.
Serve it topped with butter and syrup of your choice such as maple, blueberry, or fruit flavored syrups. Another optional topping is custard sauce if you have any on hand.
This could be served with bacon or sausage early in the morning for a weekend breakfast. Or later on in the day as an evening dessert, served with ice cream or whipped cream.