Blueberry Cornbread Pudding with Blueberry Coulis

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Menu Part: Dessert
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: 12

This rich twist on a Southern favorite combines blueberries and pistachios into a signature dessert. The delicious blueberry coulis can be used on desserts or salads.

Ingredients

Cornbread Pudding:
6 cups prepared cornbread, cut into small cubes
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
4 eggs
3 egg yolks
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups fresh blueberries
1⁄2 cup unsalted pistachios, skin removed

Blueberry Coulis:
1⁄2 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tsp. lemon juice

Steps

1. Preheat oven to 225ºF. Bake cornbread cubes on sheet until dry, about 1 hr.; cool.

2. Combine sugar, cinnamon, milk, cream, eggs, yolks, and vanilla extract. Gently stir
in cornbread until coated. Add blueberries and pistachios.

3. Transfer to a greased 10x12-in. pan, cover. Bake at 375ºF for 45 min. Uncover; bake 20 more min., or until golden; cool.

4. For Blueberry Coulis: In a saucepan, combine sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sugar dissolves. Add blueberries and lemon juice; cook until softened. Puree in blender and force through a sieve; cool.

5. Cut pudding into squares; serve with blueberry coulis.