NEW ORLEANS BREAD PUDDING WITH BOURBON SAUCE

 

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  • Servings: 9 servings
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Ingredients

  • # Pudding:
  • # 1/4 cup raisins
  • # 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • # 1 1/4 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • # 1/2 cup sugar
  • # 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • # 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • # 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • # Dash of salt
  • # 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • # 4 1/2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed French bread (about 8 ounces)
  • # Cooking spray
  • # Sauce:
  • # 1/2 cup sugar
  • # 1/4 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • # 1/4 cup butter
  • # 1/4 cup bourbon

Directions

  • To prepare pudding, combine raisins and 2 tablespoons bourbon in a bowl. Let stand 30 minutes. Drain mixture in a sieve over a bowl, reserving liquid.
  • Combine reserved liquid, milk, and next 6 ingredients (milk through eggs) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add bread, tossing gently to coat. Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with raisins, pressing gently into bread mixture. Cover with foil; chill 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Place dish in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake, covered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  • To prepare sauce, combine 1/2 cup sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup bourbon. Serve each bread pudding piece warm with about 1 tablespoon sauce.

Notes

Categories: Misc. Dessert  Pudding 

Author Credit: Cooking Light

Website Credit: http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=522189

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