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
1209
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
23g
33%
Sugar
27g
30%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
208g
100%
Protein
38g
83%
Vitamin A, RAE
147µg
21%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
370mg
37%
Choline, total
64mg
15%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
472µg
100%
Iron, Fe
13mg
72%
Magnesium, Mg
122mg
38%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
17mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
557mg
80%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
123µg
100%
Sodium, Na
4220mg
100%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
46g
2%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

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.