Bourbon Bread Pudding

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Bourbon Bread Pudding
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
671
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
  • 5 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.
 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
35g
53%
Sugar
36g
N/A
Saturated Fat
14g
70%
Cholesterol
194mg
65%
Protein
16g
33%
Carbs
72g
24%
Vitamin A
246µg
27%
Vitamin B12
0.9µg
14.3%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.6%
Vitamin C
1mg
2%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
283mg
28%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
74µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
119µg
30%
Folic acid
26µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
19%
Magnesium
52mg
13%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
20%
Phosphorus
314mg
45%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
417mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
41.3%
Sodium
512mg
21%
Sugars, added
27g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
32.4%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
15%

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