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Old Fashioned Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

  • Author: Nicole Nared-Washington from Brown Sugar Food Blog
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8-10 1x


This Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipe with Bourbon Sauce is made with Bourbon soaked raisins and topped with a delicious Bourbon Sauce!


  • 1 loaf stale French Bread, cubed
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 c. milk
  • ½ tbsp. Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla extract
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. Raisins, soaked in Bourbon
  • 2 c. heavy cream
  • ½ c. whole milk
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Cornstarch
  • ¾ c. Bourbon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla extract


  1. Place the raisins in a bowl and pour Bourbon over the raisins just until submerged. Soak for, at least, 1 hour or longer.
  2. Cut the French Bread into large cubes and place them in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk until well mixed. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and sugar. Whisk until all ingredients are mixed. Add the raisins including the remaining Bourbon and stir. Pour the liquid over the bread and allow to soak for 5-7 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
  4. Pour bread mixture in a 9X13 casserole dish. Bake in preheated oven uncovered for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and cover with aluminum foil until ready to serve.
  5. For Sauce: Add cream, milk, and sugar to a medium saucepan over medium heat. In a small bowl add the cornstarch and ¼ cup of Bourbon and mix together until cornstarch has dissolved and pour in the heavy cream mixture and bring to a simmer. Whisk constantly to avoid scorching. The mixture will thicken. Remove from heat and add the salt, butter, vanilla extract and the remaining ½ cup of Bourbon. Whisk ingredients. Pour over the Bread Pudding or serve on the side for individual serving.
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Category: Dessert