Carrabba's Italian Grill was founded by Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola in Houston, Texas in 1986. The restaurant features hand-prepared family recipes made from the finest ingredients and prepared to order in an exhibition kitchen. The success of Carrabba's led to the popular PBS cooking show Cucina!, starring Carrabba and Mandola, as well as a series of companion cookbooks. There are currently 240 Carrabba's Italian Grill locations around the country.

Offering Italian-inspired cuisine passed down from our founders’ family recipes, Carrabba’s uses only the best ingredients to prepare fresh and handmade dishes cooked to order in a lively exhibition kitchen. Featuring a wood-burning grill inspired by the many tastes of Italy, customers can enjoy signature dishes, including Chicken Bryan, Spiedino di Mare and a fresh twist on an Italian Classic, Wood-grilled Chicken Marsala. Carrabba’s was voted #1 Italian in the 2014 Consumer Picks Survey by Nation’s Restaurant News.

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Limóncello Bread Pudding

Carrabba's Limoncello Bread Pudding
Copycat Recipe

Serves 6-8

Bread Pudding
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup Limoncello
7 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
2 quarts stale bread, cut into cubes


Limoncello syrup
1/4 cup Limoncello
1/4 cup sugar


Bread Pudding:  In a large mixing bowl, mix together everything but the bread. Put the bread into a 9x9x2 or a deep 2qt baking dish.  Pour the mixture over top, push down on all the bread to make sure it soaks up the liquid.  Let it sit for 30 minutes.   Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes.

Syrup:  Put the two ingredients in a small pan, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, let it go for a few minutes.

Serving:  Serve warm or cold, pour the syrup over top of the bread pudding. Add ice cream and more syrup.

1 comment:

  1. This looks delicious, I will try it out. Thanks for the recipe.
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