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drunk pecan pie bread pudding

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Gina Davis
Cedar Bluff, VA

Ok, I went rogue on this recipe who follows rules right? Didn't even look for a recipe I just went with what I know!! I know there are pecan pie bread pudding recipes out there, but this one with the rum is just over the top ahhhh-mazing! Rich buttery taste and warm rum flavor (I also tried it with bourbon and it was just as good!). If you want a new take on an old fave, give this on a try :) Happy Cooking!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Rich, decadent, and boozy, this bread pudding recipe is very flavorful. It has layers of rich, delicious bread pudding and is full of pecans. The rum sauce makes the pudding sweeter and richer. This is easy to throw together. Don't let the rum scare you. The flavor is there, but it's not overbearing. We served it with some freshly whipped cream... so good!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For drunk pecan pie bread pudding

  • 6 lg
    eggs beaten
  • 1 c
    light Karo syrup
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
    dark rum or bourbon
  • 8 c
    cubed bread (use a hearty or heavy bread) does not have to be stale or toasted
  • 1 c
    chopped or halved pecans divided
  • 1 stick
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
    dark rum or bourbon
  • 1/4 c
    water (if you want a heavy rum or bourbon flavor omit water and use liquor in its place

How To Make drunk pecan pie bread pudding

Test Kitchen Tips
When the rum sauce cools, it forms a sugary layer. Save a little sauce to heat up and serve on each plate.
  • 1
    I mix mine in the mornings, let sit until I finish dinner and pop it in the oven before we sit down to eat :)
  • Slightly beating eggs in a bowl.
    In a large mixing bowl add eggs and slightly beat.
  • Mixing remaining ingredients, except bread and nuts, into eggs.
    Add everything but the bread and pecans. Mix well until it is combined really good.
  • Folding bread into egg mixture.
    Fold in bread and half the pecans.
  • Adding nuts to the mixture.
    Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour mixing every so often to coat bread well. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to bake. This recipe is best if left to sit for 6-8 hours or overnight. It gives the bread plenty of time to soak everything up!
  • Spraying baking dish with non-stick spray.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish with butter or cooking spray. (I use a little smaller size because I like a thicker bread pudding.) Use whatever size you want :)
  • Egg and bread mixture poured into the baking dish.
    Pour everything into your prepared baking dish.
  • Pecans placed on top.
    Top with remaining pecans.
  • Baking bread pudding in the oven.
    Pop in the oven and bake for 60 minutes.
  • Melting a stick of butter.
    RUM SAUCE: While bread pudding is baking, in a saucepan melt stick of butter.
  • Adding sugar, dark rum (or bourbon), and water.
    Add sugar, dark rum or bourbon, and water. Mix well and simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Turn stove eye off and let sit to keep warm until bread pudding is finished.
  • Bread pudding removed from the oven.
    Remove from oven.
  • Pouring some of the rum sauce over the bread pudding.
    While still hot, pour half the rum sauce over the top. Letting it get down between the pudding and sides of baking dish.
  • Pouring more sauce over the bread pudding.
    Let sit for 15 minutes and pour more sauce over it. You judge how much of the sauce you want - some or all it is up to you. I use it all, lol.
  • A bread pudding slice with whipped cream on top melting.
    Enjoy! I like mine warm with vanilla ice cream and hubby eats his with fresh whipped topping.