Whiskey -Sauced Bread Pudding

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

This is the dessert I served for our 9th Wedding Anniversary Dinner. With the other items on the menu, I wanted something that was light & not too sweet, my husband loves Bread Pudding, & this one was easy & simple enough, so I thought I'd give it a try, but not without a few add ins of my own.

I might have known my hubby would prefer it without the sauce, while I prefer it WITH THE SAUCE. He doesn't care for a lot of sweet things, except me. SMILE

I doubled this recipe, or it would have been a very skimpy dessert. I started to make individual ones, but chose instead the Kugelhopf Pan.


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Serves:

6 or more depending on portion size

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

16 slice
cinnamon swirl raisin bread
8 large
eggs, room temperature, beaten
2 tsp
butter extract (my addition)
2 tsp
cinnamon (my addition)
1 Tbsp
vanilla bean paste or extract (my addition)
3 1/2 c
milk (i used evaporated)
2/3 c
sugar
non stick cooking spray (my addition) in lieu of greasing pan

WHISKEY SAUCE

1/2 c
good quality caramel ice cream topping
3 Tbsp
bourbon, dark rum, or milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
ORIGINAL RECIPE FOUND IN COOKBOOK A1 Steak House Favorites. Please Note this is a DOUBLE RECIPE and I chose to use my Nordic Wear 10 cup capacity Kugelhopf Bundt Pan INSTEAD OF A 2 QUART CASSEROLE DISH AS SUGGESTED IN THE ORIGINAL RECIPE. I had just enough left over to make a very small sample and it was fantastic. PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F.
2
Originally I had started to use my individual loaf pans but decided to make it instead in the Bundt Pan. IT WOULD BE a GREAT IDEA FOR INDIVIDUAL SERVINGS.
3
Cube bread to measure 8 cups and set aside.
4
Add the eggs, sugar, cinnamon, Vanilla bean paste or Extract, butter extract, & milk to a large bowl. Beat till completely blended together.
5
Spray a 4 quart casserole dish or at least a 10 -12 cup Bundt pan with non stick cooking spray. Set aside till needed. Add the cubed bread to the milk & egg mixture, stir till well coated, then allow to sit in mixture about 10 minutes to absorb some of the egg mixture.
6
Pour into prepared baking dish, notice the 2 inch gap from top of pan, because it will rise as it bakes. Bake in preheated 350 degrees F. oven for 1 hour if it is a double recipe, or 40 to 45 minutes if it is a single recipe, or until mixture is completely set.
7
Remove from oven, and allow to sit in pan about 10 minutes. Notice how pudding rose over top of pan. It is IMPORTANT NOT TO OVER FILL.
8
Invert onto serving platter. TO MAKE THE SAUCE, ADD THE CARAMEL TOPPING AND BOURBON, RUM, or milk TO A SMALL SAUCE PAN, over medium low heat until warm, then serve warm sauce over pudding, add whipped cream, or whipped topping if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy