Shyla's Bread Pudding with Buttery Bourbon Sauce

Shyla Michelle Recipe

By Shyla Michelle shymichelle

30 Min
30 Min

This is a dessert sure to disappear off your table.. I own a catering company and this is by far the most requested dessert on my menu.. I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as my family and customers do!

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1 lb
french bread (day old)
3 1/4 c
3/4 c
granulated sugar
eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 dash(es)
1/2 c
1/4 c
pecans (optional)
1 c
granulated sugar
6 Tbsp
butter, melted
1/2 c
1 1/2 Tbsp
bourbon (or more to taste)
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
light corn syrup
1 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Begin this recipe by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the bread into cubes, about ½ inch each. Place the bread cubes in a large bowl and add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and dash of salt. Add the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract into the bread mixture, mix well. Place ½ of the bread mixture in a casserole dish. Now you can layer the pecans and raisins on top of the bread mixture, if used. Top the layers in the casserole dish with the remaining bread mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until lightly brown. Serve the pudding warm with buttery bourbon sauce.
For the buttery bourbon sauce.. In a sauce pan combine all the ingredients. Stir well and bring the mixture to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and serve warm over bread pudding.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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vicki franklin vlayne
Jun 3, 2010
this was soooooo good. I have been looking for a good bread pudding receipe for a long time. I had some at a lunch and the person would not give up the receipe. Well this one surpassed the other one. Thanks for sharing.
Robin DuPree robdupree
Jun 5, 2010
I am eager to try this recipe.....
Shyla Michelle shymichelle
Jun 8, 2010
Hi Vicki.. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe.. Thanks for the positive feedback! =)
Shyla Michelle shymichelle
Jun 8, 2010
Hi Robin.. Glad to hear you plan to try it.. Please let me know how it turns out for you..
Arlene Meuchel Grandi39
Jul 13, 2010
I will certainly be making this. Bread Pudding is my favorite. In the
old days, our Mother's never threw away dry bread. This pudding was just i of its uses. Thanks for sharing.
Vicki Franklin, Don't you just hate these ding dongs who refuse to share their recipes?!!
Terry Horton tph849
Jul 19, 2010
Oh YUM! My hsb and I love, love, love bread pudding. When at WDW last year we (and our friends who traveled with us) had bread pudding at every place that served it - we ended up calling that trip our WDW Bread Pudding Tour! Can't wait to make this recipe - your sauce is especially tantalizing!!
Dora Luna mommy24boys
Jul 22, 2010
Looks yummy! I'm going to have to try this one this weekend!
Beth Horban RecipeCollectorBeth
Aug 21, 2010
I had left-over cinnamon rolls and made your recipe with the cinnamon rolls instead of french bread. It already had plenty of cinnamon, so I did not add more. It was amazing!
Bernice Brown BernieB
Aug 27, 2010
I am anxious to try your bread pudding. I make it often and use brandy or rum and my friends love it. Your bourbon sauce sounds delious and I will look forward to using it.

I live alone and am 76 years old so if I don't give most of it away, well you know what happens to it. Mother told me not to waste food, when I was young so I must do what mother says LOL.
Jaime Weis JaimeLovesDave
Sep 10, 2010
Oh. My. Word. Between the picture and reading the ingredients listed, I am drooling.
Paula S. louegirl
Oct 19, 2010
Made this today with hamburger buns left over from a cookout..........Oh My Goodness, this was wonderful! I didn't have any liquor to put in the sauce, but it was still to die for!!! Thanks so much for this keeper!!
patricia caracciola pattycanbake
Nov 8, 2010
My husband loves bread puddin have never made any yet havnt found one that looks as good as yours does and i do bake a lot cant wait to try it now i will know how to make burbon sauce thank you
Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Jan 2, 2011
Can't wait to try this, but I'll have to wait until I have a houseful of guests, or I will eat the entire thing. Your Bourbon sauce looks amazing! I listed you as one of my favorite cooks based on this recipe alone.
Kary Rowland kary_lu
Jan 7, 2011
I worked in a school cafeteria and I created dishes using leftovers. I used the leftover hot rolls to make bread pudding. Obviously I couldn't use bourbon so I added a little orange zest and dried cranberries to to batter (using a LOT of evaporated milk!!!) and made an orange sauce to serve over it. One of the teachers said it was the best thing he ever put in his mouth! I hope you try it!!
Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Jan 7, 2011
Kary, do you have a link to your bread pudding sauce recipe?