Bourbon Bread Pudding

Ingredients

  • 4 cups milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 large eggs, beaten slightly
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 12 cups dry bread cubes
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup finely chopped hazelnuts
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup bourbon whiskey
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Heat milk and 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat until butter is completely melted, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Mix sugar, eggs, cinnamon, and salt together in a large mixing bowl with a whisk until well blended. Stir in milk mixture. Stir in bread cubes, raisins, and hazelnuts. Let sit for 5 minutes. Pour into an ungreased 9×13-inch baking dish.

  • Step 4

    Bake, uncovered, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.

  • Step 5

    While pudding is baking, heat brown sugar, 1 cup butter, and bourbon whiskey in a pot over medium heat, stirring constantly, until boiling and sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

  • Step 6

    Pour sauce over bread pudding when done.

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