Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cool Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 5 cup French bread cubes (1/2-inch cubes)

  • ½ cup raisins, dried cherries, or dried cranberries

  • ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted

  • cup flaked coconut, toasted

  • 2 ¼ cup milk

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 recipe Whiskey Sauce (optional)

Whiskey Sauce

  • ½ 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk (2/3 cup)

  • 1 5 ounce can evaporated milk

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 3 tablespoon whiskey


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Arrange bread cubes in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once. Increase oven temperature to 350°F. Place bread cubes in an ungreased 2-quart square baking dish. Sprinkle raisins, pecans, and coconut over bread cubes; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together milk, sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture. Use the back of a large spoon to gently push down on the bread cubes, making sure the bread absorbs the egg mixture.

  3. Bake about 50 minutes or until top is evenly puffed. Cool on a wire rack for 30 to 45 minutes. Serve warm. If desired, serve with Whiskey Sauce.

Whiskey Sauce

  1. In a medium saucepan combine sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and egg yolks. Whisk mixture over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened and just begins to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in whiskey. Cover and keep warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
14g Fat
31g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 196mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 228mg 5%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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