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Bourbon Brioche Bread Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 35 min.

Makes

6 servings

My husband wasn't a fan of bread pudding until I had him try a bite of mine from a local restaurant. I replicated it with some added bourbon, walnuts and a different type of bread. It's a keeper! —Cindy Worth, Lapwai, Idaho
Bourbon Brioche Bread Pudding Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup bourbon, divided
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2-1/2 cups brioche bread, toasted
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: Confectioners' sugar and whipped cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Pour 1/4 cup bourbon over raisins in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Place bread in a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Top with walnuts, raisins and soaking liquid.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cream, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, salt and remaining bourbon until blended. Pour over bread; let stand until bread is softened ,about 15 minutes.
  3. Bake, uncovered, until puffed, golden and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Serve warm. If desired, serve with confectioners' sugar and whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 469 calories, 34g fat (19g saturated fat), 213mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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