Bread Pudding Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 cups bread, cubed
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 2 Tbsp bourbon
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup sugar + 2 Tbsp
  • * Caramel Sauce
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • * Bourbon Sauce
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Combine raisins and 2 tablespoons bourbon in a bowl. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain mixture in a sieve over a bowl, reserve liquid for mixture or sauce.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, 1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, ½ cup sugar and (reserved bourbon- this is optional, you can skip this step if you like).
  5. Stir in the raisins, then gently fold in the bread cubes. Pour into the prepared pan.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together 2 Tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.
  7. Sprinkle on top the bread pudding. Bake 30-40 minutes until puffed and golden brown.
  8. While the bread pudding is baking, make the sauce (bourbon or caramel).
  9. Bourbon Sauce
  10. In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together the butter, heavy cream, sugar, salt and bourbon.
  11. Simmer until thickened, whisking often, about 5 minutes. Cool slightly. Pour over bread pudding to serve. Top with vanilla ice cream.
  12. Caramel Sauce
  13. In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together the butter, heavy cream, and brown sugar; bring to a boil.
  14. Reduce heat to low, simmer until the sauce thickens, for about 5 minutes. Pour over bread pudding to serve. Top with vanilla ice cream.
  15. * If you can leave bread cubes out for a few hours so they get nice and dry. If not, just place them on a baking sheet and bake them at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until they’re dry but not toasted.
  16. * You can make this the night before and pop it in the oven for breakfast – it actually gets better if it sits overnight!

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