Ultimate Holiday Recipe Contest Finalist #3: Cherry Vanilla Bread Pudding

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on December 4th, 2013


Our third Ultimate Recipe Contest finalist is ready to be served! Our last finalists will be posted tomorrow. On Friday, we’ll open up the polls to let you vote for the finalist that should take home the grand prize – a one year supply of Turkey Hill Ice Cream!

Cherry Vanilla Bread Pudding

SUBMITTED BY: Lois W. of Millbury, MA

DESCRIPTION: A classic holiday bread pudding gets a sweet makeover with the addition of some Turkey Hill All Natural Ice Cream.


Butter for greasing
1 pound Brioche crust removed, cubed in 1 inch pieces (approximately 6 cups)
1 1/2 pints of Turkey Hill All natural Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream, melted
4 large eggs, beaten
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of cherry flavoring
3/4 cup of water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a shallow 2 quart baking dish and add bread cubes. Put cherry vanilla ice cream in a glass bowl and warm gently in a microwave until just melted. Whisk in the eggs, sugar, cherry flavoring and 3/4 cup of water into the ice cream.  Pour the custard over the bread and let rest for 15 minutes.  Press to make sure all the bread is coated in custard. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, until top is browned. Serve with whipped cream or a scoop of Turkey Hill Ice Cream.

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36 Responses to “Ultimate Holiday Recipe Contest Finalist #3: Cherry Vanilla Bread Pudding”

  1. Elaine Garfield says:

    I still like the apple pie recipe best

  2. Elizabeth Mastin says:

    This sounds great but not being a great fan of cherry flavoring I’m thinking about using butter pecan or moose tracks. I’ll let you know how it works.

  3. Lois Woods says:

    The picture of my dessert is wonderful! Thank you. I hope people try it. You can use any Turkey hill flavor you fancy.

  4. Robin Ames says:

    This sounds delicious for people who like fruit in their ice cream. I do not. Chocolate and more chocolate for me, please!

  5. Elsie says:

    This looks pretty easy but I am not a cherry fan.

  6. Sarah says:

    Another great entry and I love cherries. I’m not sure where to find cherry flavoring as I have never seen that at the grocery store.

  7. JIm in SOMD says:

    First of all, bravo for Lois being one of the first to comment on her dessert. That being said, this sounds like a wate of ice cream, as you could use whipping cream to make this and then add a little more sugar to sweaten it up. I guess that right now the first recipe is the easiest and best.

  8. Juliette says:

    Bravo, she is brave! But I don’t like to melt my Turkey Hill!

  9. Ron says:

    I like the sound of the apple recipe the best so far. But as they say, “the proof is in the (bread) pudding” so I will have to try all the finalist recipes.

  10. Lou says:

    Looks good and I like Turkey Hill Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream.

  11. Norma says:

    pj’s, a roaring fire, and cherry vanilla bread pudding- the ultimate comfort food. Wintertime bliss has arrived.

  12. Ellen says:

    A very yummy looking dish.

  13. Ann King says:

    another great recipe, looks like something we would like.

  14. LindaR says:

    Still backing the brownie ice cream pops!
    I think when a cook is in doubt, they make a bread pudding!
    Not that original or good.

  15. Caroline of Manalapan says:

    First, congratulations to Lois. I am like Elsie not a cherry fan.

  16. Ro says:

    As with the apple squares, I do not like the idea of having to bake to prepare my ice cream dessert-my vote goes with the brownie pops.

  17. sue says:

    i love cherry vanilla ice cream but no one else in my family does so this sounds like the PERFECT excuse to make it don’t you think?? looks delicious

  18. CHRISTINE says:


  19. leecarr says:

    okay, so I said that I loved the first 2 recipes because they were no bake, but I love bread more than ice cream, so for me, this is the best yet

  20. Mary says:

    My husband would have loved it!

  21. Ro says:

    LeeCarr-both the apple squares and the cherry vanilla bread pudding recipes require baking-see recipe instructions on having to bake the crust in the apple squares recipe and baking the bread pudding in this cherry vanilla recipe. While I appreciate your love of bread, as I do too! –this is an ice cream contest where ice cream has to be the main ingredient or star of the dish(per TH contest rules), not a topping only.

  22. Marie says:

    Congrats to Lois. Interesting recipe.

  23. Vicki Spokes says:

    Sorry, I am not a fan of bread pudding.

  24. Bob Kessler Jr says:

    My wife loves bread pudding. This would be a great surprise especially if I made it.

  25. millie says:

    this sounds so good love bread pudding great way to use turkey hillice cream

  26. Ida Beek says:

    I also am not a fan of cherry vanilla ice cream, however I made a copy of the recipe and will make it for the family. I have a jar of maraschino cherries and would probably use the liquid for the cherry flavoring in your recipe. Thanks for sharing…

  27. Joan says:

    Looks good. I love Cherry Vanilla ice cream.

  28. Andy says:

    Sorry, love the brownie pops the best -do not like fruit to be chiilled with my ice cream. But for cherry lovers….

  29. Marion says:

    Sounds quite tasty!

  30. Pam says:

    I’m not too sure about this. I usually like bread pudding, but this just doesn’t hit me right.

  31. Harriet G. says:

    Sounds and looks good. Cherry Vanilla is one of my favorite flavors. Good luck!

  32. Betty says:

    try anything once, if i like it then i get more

  33. marybeth crowley says:

    This looks so delicious!! I love cherries! and bread pudding

  34. Karen says:

    If you would put in apples instead of cherries i would make it. I hate cherries.

  35. Ronnie says:

    Bread Pudding and Cherry
    What A great Treat
    This combo Will Please
    All Who You Meet
    And They Will Agree
    They Will it will ne’er be beat!

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