Creole Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Creole Bread Pudding With Whiskey Sauce Recipe

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If you like whiskey, you'll love this bread pudding. If not, you can still serve it with a vanilla custard sauce and it will be delicious.


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30 Min
1 Hr 45 Min


  • 3 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly grated nutmeg
  • 5
    eggs,lightly beaten
  • 4 c
  • 2 c
    whipping cream
  • 5 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 14 slice
    bread, 1" thick (french bread works well)
  • 1 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    pecan pieces

  • 2 c
    whipping cream
  • 9 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    cold water
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 1/4 c

How to Make Creole Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large bowl, thoroughly combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Slowly whisk in the eggs one at a time along with the milk, cream, and vanilla.
  2. Tear the bread pieces into bite-sized pieces and add them to a buttered 9 x 13 baking dish. Pour the custard mixture over the top of the bread, pressing down and allow the bread to soak for 1 hour.
  3. Then add the raisins and pecan pieces. Baked uncovered 1 1/2 hours Meanwhile prepare the whiskey sauce and keep warm for serving.
  4. To prepare the whiskey sauce - Heat the cream and sugar in a heavy bottomed medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat until the mixture begins to boil. Mix cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl until smooth and slowly whisk it in to the simmering cream. Simmer 2-3 minutes. Place the egg yolks into a stainless steel bowl and whisk. Temper the yolks by slowly add 1 cup hot mixture into them. Return the yolk mixture to the hot cream mixture whisking slowly . After the mixture is whisked together, cook over medium-low heat until mixture reaches 140 degrees. Remove from heat and pour through a fine mesh sieve. Add the whiskey, adjusting to taste and keep warm until ready to serve bread pudding.

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About Creole Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American

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