New Orleans Style Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
Servings: 10 to 12 servings 12 to 14 cups 1-inch cubes day-old white bread, such as French or Italian
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 cups heavy cream
4 cups whole milk
6 large eggs
1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
Confectioners' sugar, for garnish
1 recipe Whiskey Sauce, recipe follows
- 12 to 14 cups 1-inch cubes day-old white bread, such as French or Italian
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 4 cups whole milk
- 6 large eggs
- 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 4 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Confectioners' sugar, for garnish
- 1 recipe Whiskey Sauce, recipe follows
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the bread in a large bowl.
- Grease a 9 by 13-inch casserole dish with the remaining tablespoon of butter and set aside.
- Combine the heavy cream, milk, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and raisins in a large bowl. Whisk to mix.
- Pour the cream mixture over the bread, and stir to combine.
- Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes.
- Transfer the bread mixture to the casserole dish and bake until the center of the bread pudding is set, 50 to 60 minutes.
- Garnish the bread pudding with confectioners' sugar and serve warm with warm Whiskey Sauce.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3/4 cup bourbon or other whiskey
- Pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- In a 1-quart saucepan set over medium heat, combine the cream, milk, and sugar.
- Place the cornstarch and 1/4 cup of the bourbon in a small mixing bowl and whisk to blend and make a slurry.
- Pour the slurry into the cream mixture and bring to a boil.
- Once the sauce begins to boil, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
- Remove the sauce from the heat, add the salt, and stir in the butter and the remaining 1/2 cup of bourbon.
- Serve warm.