Bourbon Bread Pudding


Bourbon Bread Pudding



  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 cups fat-free milk
  • 9 cups (1/2-inch) cubed French bread
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup bourbon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. To prepare pudding, spread 2 tablespoons butter onto bottom and sides of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  3. Heat milk in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat to 180° or until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil). Place bread in a large bowl; pour hot milk over bread.
  4. Combine 2 cups sugar and next 3 ingredients (through 1 egg) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Gradually add the egg mixture to milk mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Stir in raisins; pour into prepared dish. Place dish in a roasting pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1/2 inch. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until browned and set.
  5. To prepare sauce, combine 3/4 cup sugar, 6 tablespoons butter, and 1 egg in a small, heavy saucepan over low heat. Cook 4 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 165° and mixture is thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in bourbon.

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