Sour Cherry Bread & Butter Pudding

Sour Cherry Bread and Almond Butter Pudding, slathered in hot vanilla custard is a perfect British winter comfort food.

Sour Cherry Bread & Butter Pudding

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes


6 people

This recipe for Sour Cherry Bread & Butter Pudding comes from the culinary experts at Seasoned Cookery School in the United Kingdom. It’s the perfect twist on a classic European recipe.

Some people are purists, some like additional spice.  This is a halfway—some almonds and sour cherries, along with a classic base to please all.


  • 20 slices  fruit bread (ideally a few days old)
  • 50 grams (3-1/2 tablespoons)  butter to butter the bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 350 milliliters (1-1/2 cups)  milk
  • 75 milliliters (5 tablespoons)  amaretto
  • 2 tablespoons  caster sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 handful  sour cherries
  • 1 handful  flaked almonds


  • 1 Begin by spreading each piece of bread with butter and cut in half so you have triangles.
  • 2 Lay the bread in two rows and scatter with some almonds & sour cherries.  Repeat with another layer, arranging the top layer attractively for serving. 
  • 3 Whisk together the eggs, milk, amaretto and sugar in a bowl then pour over the bread in the dish. Let this soak for 30 minutes while you let the oven warm to 180°C 356°F (fan)/ 200°C 392°F.
  • 4 Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes until the custard is set.
  • 5 Serve hot with cream or custard to serve. 


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