JoenDeb Recipes

Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

12 servings


2 hours 20 minutes

total time


Bread pudding

4 large whole eggs

1 large egg yolk

3/4 cup sugar

2 1/2 cups milk

2 1/2 cups whipping (heavy) cream

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

12 oz French or other firm bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices, then cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (10 cups)

1/2 cup raisins

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons butter, melted

Whiskey sauce

1/2 cup butter

2 tablespoons water

1 large egg

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons whiskey or bourbon


Heat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch glass baking dish with shortening or spray with cooking spray.

In large bowl, beat 4 whole eggs, 1 egg yolk and 3/4 cup sugar with wire whisk until well blended. Beat in milk, whipping cream, vanilla and 1 teaspoon cinnamon until well blended. Stir in 7 cups of the bread pieces and the raisins. Let stand 20 minutes. Pour into baking dish. Lightly press remaining 3 cups bread pieces on top of mixture in baking dish.

In small bowl, stir 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon until well blended. Brush top of bread mixture with melted 2 tablespoons butter; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Bake uncovered 55 to 65 minutes or until top is puffed and light golden brown (center will jiggle slightly). Cool 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over low heat; do not allow to simmer. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes. Mix water and 1 egg in small bowl; stir into butter until blended. Stir in 1 cup sugar. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved and mixture begins to boil; remove from heat. Stir in whiskey. Cool at least 10 minutes before serving.

Serve sauce over warm bread pudding. Store remaining dessert and sauce covered in refrigerator.


Serving Size




Total Fat

5 1/2

Saturated Fat

16 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

1 1/2 g


190 mg


300 mg

Total Carbohydrate

50 g

Dietary Fiber

0 g

Total Sugars

36 g


8 g

12 servings


2 hours 20 minutes

total time
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