Bourbon Bread Pudding

Bourbon Bread Pudding
Staff Writer
Ben Fink

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

8
Servings
819
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

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

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.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
25g
28%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
146g
100%
Protein
31g
67%
Vitamin A, RAE
184µg
26%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
468mg
47%
Choline, total
47mg
11%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Fluoride, F
122µg
4%
Folate, total
318µg
80%
Iron, Fe
12mg
67%
Magnesium, Mg
90mg
28%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
16mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
389mg
56%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
65µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1684mg
100%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
135g
5%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Bread Pudding Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Bread Pudding Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

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