Bourbon Bread Pudding

Ben Fink

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons  butter, plus more for greasing
  • 10 Cups  cubed brioche bread
  • 1 Cup  chopped pecans
  • 4 Cups  half-and-half
  • 1 Cup  whole milk
  • eggs, beaten
  • 1 Cup  packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons  bourbon
  • 2 Teaspoons  pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  grated nutmeg

Here we go back to New Orleans again, with Bourbon Street flair. Southern bourbon-soaked brioche bread makes a hearty Creole-style dessert.

Directions

Butter a 13-by-9-inch baking dish, and put the cubed brioche in it. Sprinkle with the pecans.

Whisk together the half-and-half, milk, eggs, butter, brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg in a large bowl.

Pour the custard mixture over the bread in the baking dish, giving the bread a stir to make sure it's coated. Let the pudding sit for 1 hour, so the bread can fully absorb the milk. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Once it is ready, put the dish in the oven and bake for 50 minutes, or until puffy and set. Remove, and let stand 10 minutes before serving. This is absolutely lovely when served with some fresh whipped cream.
 

Notes

Reprinted with permission from The Neely's Celebration Cookbook by Pat Neely, Gina Neely, and Ann Volkwein, copyright © 2011. Published by Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

677 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:

34%

Servings:

8
  • Fat 281g 432%
  • Carbs 576g 192%
  • Saturated 113g 563%
  • Fiber 26g 103%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 285g
  • Monounsaturated 108g
  • Polyunsaturated 40g
  • Protein 135g 271%
  • Cholesterol 1,680mg 560%
  • Sodium 4,365mg 182%
  • Calcium 2,285mg 228%
  • Magnesium 421mg 105%
  • Potassium 3,388mg 97%
  • Iron 28mg 155%
  • Zinc 19mg 126%
  • Phosphorus 2,578mg 368%
  • Vitamin A 2,027µg 225%
  • Vitamin C 10mg 17%
  • Thiamin (B1) 4mg 260%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 6mg 340%
  • Niacin (B3) 32mg 159%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 80%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 816µg 204%
  • Vitamin B12 7µg 119%
  • Vitamin D 13µg 3%
  • Vitamin E 10mg 49%
  • Vitamin K 26µg 33%
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