Recipe: This Bread pudding with bourbon sauce is simple and classic

And oh so delicious!

author_img Sonali S Published :  06th October 2020 06:52 PM   |   Published :   |  06th October 2020 06:52 PM

Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce


  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 slices bread

For Bourbon Sauce:

  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Bourbon to taste


  1. On top of a double-boiler over hot water, add brown sugar. Butter bread slices, dice into cubes and sprinkle over sugar. Add raisins. Beat eggs with milk, stir in vanilla and salt. Pour over bread but do not stir. Cook over simmering water for one hour.


  1. To make the sauce, combine 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, and 3 tablespoons water in a saucepan. Heat until sugar dissolves. Beat together 1 egg and sugar mixture, adding small amounts of the mixture at a time. Return egg mixture to hot saucepan, stirring constantly. Add bourbon to taste and serve over warm bread pudding.

Recipe contributed by Derby Entertaining Traditional Kentucky Recipes

Photo for representative purposes. Credit: Deryn Macey Iooxy on Unsplash