Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bourbon Sauce with Ceole Bread Pudding

Prep time : 20 minutes ... Total time : ... 1 hour - 15 minutes (including  sauce)
                 Makes 10 to 12 servings
2            (12 ounce) cans evaporated milk
6            large eggs , lightly beaten
1            (16 ounce) day old French Bread loaf , cubed
1            (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple , drained
1            large Red Delicious apple , unpeeled and grated
1-1/2     cups sugar
1            cup raisins
5            tablespoons vanilla extract
1/4         cup butter , cut into 1/2-inch cubes and softened
                   bourbon sauce (recipe below )
1 .    Preheat oven to 350*F . Whisk together evaporated milk , eggs and 1 cup of water in a large bowl until well blended . Add bread cubes , stirring to coat thoroughly . Stir in pineapple and next 4 ingredients . Stir in butter , blending well . Pour into a greased 13x9-inch baking dish .
2.     Bake at 350* for 35 to 45 minutes or until set and crust is golden brown . Remove from oven and let stand 2 minutes . Serve with Bourbon sauce .
               BOURBON SAUCE
Hands on time : ... 18 minutes ...Total time : ... 18 minutes ....Makes 1-1/2 cups
3                       tablespoons butter
1                       tablespoon all-purpose flour
1                      cup whipping cream
1/2                   cup sugar
4                      tablespoons bourbon
1                      tablespoon vanilla extract
1                      teaspoon ground nutmeg

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat ; whisk in flour and cook , whisking constantly , 5 minutes . Stir in cream and sugar ; cook , whisking constantly , 3 minutes or until thickened . Stir in bourbon , vanilla and nutmeg ; cook , whisking constantly , 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated .


  1. You got me at bourbon. :-) I've never met a bread pudding I didn't like, and this one looks superb. Really excellent recipe -- thanks.

    1. Hi John ,
      You once lived in New Orleans and you know the saying all the liquor you can't drink ... cook with it , I am so bad . Thanks John for stopping by :)

  2. Good afternoon, Nee..
    Wow this recipe looks amazing. It reminds me of what New Orleans is really all about! I love bread pudding, but never had one like yours before. This is perfect for a holiday dessert or anytime. I love the idea of using the crushed pineapple and the Bourbon sauce. Plus the raisins, which is my favorite in a bread pudding...Thanks for sharing this one, just put this in my "to make" file. Have a wonderful rest of the day!
    Dottie :)

    1. Evening Dottie ,
      Oh Dottie you are so funny , this is a Midwest recipe , I live in North Louisiana and N.O. is in South La. on the Gulf Coast .
      I was born in N.O. but my family moved to Shreveport when I was 10 . You have to have some type of sauce with bread pudding so why not bourbon or rum .
      Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Hi Nee, love bread pudding and this looks like an exceptional recipe, the bourbon sauce sounds exceptional.

    1. Hi Cheri , the weather is cooler now and that means more baking , the bourbpn do give the pudding that extra zing . thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Oh dear Nee, you have brought me to my knees! I absolutely adore bread pudding and yours with the Bourbon, oh my goodness! I'd ask you to save me some but, I'm sure it has vanished!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Nee...

    1. (giggling) I made two because they don't last long . Well you know Baby Boy had his fill . The kids read your post , I will tell you what they said ... Louise they love oatmeal anything ;- D . Dad sent me another GIF and I have to send it to you , that man keeps me laughing , sending it later so keep your eye out . Thanks so much for stopping by . ~Nee~ :)

  5. Nee, this bread pudding looks fantastic, especially with the Bourbon sauce on it...beautifully done!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week :)

  6. Hi Juliana ,
    The bread pudding tastes even better and the bourbon sauce is the kicker .
    Yes a wonderful week it is , the weather is nice and hope your week is going grat .
    Thanks for stopping by and come back soon ;-D

  7. I would love to dig into this pudding :D the sauce is irresistible!

    1. Hi Medeja , I use the sauce on different desserts thanks for stopping by :)

  8. Hi Nee,
    The bourbon sauce already sounds so delicious! I can almost smell the fragrance from here! Your bread pudding looks delicious!

    1. Hi Joyce ,
      The bourbon sauce is delicious and can be use with most desserts , thanks for stopping by :)

  9. Dear Nee, This was one of my dad's favorite dessert; bread pudding. I loved when my mom would make this with left over bread. It was delicious!!
    Your bread pudding takes the recipe to a new level. It looks wonderful!
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

    1. Hi Catherine , I'm with your dad , one of mine too , my kids make sure they put the left over bread away . Catherine I bet you can still taste it in your minds eye .
      Thanks for stopping by and Blessing dear Catherine ~Nee~ ;-D

  10. Bourbon sounds absolutely tempting. Wish I live nearer. >o<

    1. Hi Kristy , Love cooking with bourbon and do so wish you was closer ;-D ~Nee~


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