Bread Pudding Recipe

classic Mardi Gras comfort food
Classic Mardi Gras comfort food
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For the bread pudding:
1 cup Raisins
1 loaf French Bread at least a day old, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 6-7 cups)
1 quart Milk
3 Large eggs
2 cups Sugar
2 tbsp Vanilla extract
¼ cup Kentucky bourbon whiskey Kentucky bourbon whiskey
¼ tsp Ground Allspice
¼ to ½ tsp Cinnamon
3 tbsp Butter melted
For the Bourbon sauce:
½ cup (1 stick) Butter melted
1 cup Sugar
1 Large eggs
½ cup Kentucky bourbon whiskey to taste

Nutritional information

  • For the bread pudding:

  • For the Bourbon sauce:

Bread Pudding Recipe


This Bread Pudding recipe is based on the bread pudding which was served to me in the Bon Ton Café in downtown New Orleans last time I visited that wonderful city. Their bread pudding was absolutely delicious – raisins, and French bread cooked in a Bourbon laced custard style sauce – what is not to love?

This recipe requires soaked raisins so make sure you get those ready before you start baking. The raisins need a minimum of one hour soaking time, but you can prep them up to two days in advance. Combine the raisins with soaked bread mixed with a custard style egg mixture and bake in the oven. As the pudding cooks, make a sauce from butter, sugar, egg and yet more bourbon! 

To make Bread Pudding, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Bread Pudding Recipe

Steps to make Bread Pudding Recipe


Soak the raisins


Pour ¼ cup of bourbon over 1 cup of raisins in a small bowl. Cover the bowl and leave to soak for 1 to 2 hours.


Heat the oven


Preheat the oven to 350°F.


Soak bread in milk


Place the bread cubes in a large bowl and pour over 1 quart of milk. Press the bread into the milk until it is fully absorbed.


Prepare the egg mixture


Whisk three eggs in a separate bowl. Gradually add 2 cups of sugar, 2 tablespoons of vanilla, ¼ teaspoon of allspice and ¼ - ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, whisking constantly.


Mix eggs mixture with bread


Pour the whisked egg mixture over the milk soaked bread. Mix in the soaked raisins (with or without the remaining bourbon, depending on your taste) and stir gently to incorporate the raisins.


Prepare a baking pan


Pour 3 tablespoons of melted butter into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Swirl the pan to ensure the bottom and the sides of the pan are well coated.


Place the pudding in the pan


Pour the bread pudding mixture into the baking pan along with all of the liquids.




Bake in the preheated oven for about 35-45 minutes. When the pudding is done, the liquid will be set and the edges will start to go a bit brown and come away from the edge of the pan.


Make bourbon sauce


In a medium saucepan, melt ½ a cup of butter over low heat. Add a cup of sugar and 1 large egg and whisk until fully blended. Slowly heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove the sauce from the heat before it simmers.


Add bourbon


Whisk in the bourbon to taste until you have a smooth, creamy sauce.



Serve the bread pudding with the bourbon whiskey sauce in a jug on the side. Allow your guests to pour the sauce over the pudding to taste.

This Bread Pudding recipe is a delicious pudding with a New Orleans kick! Best eaten on the day it is made, try it out soon and come back to leave a comment below.

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 13
Maryam Tennesen

Easy and fun recipe can't wait to share this with my banana loving friends!

Alisa Palzer

Tasty and simple plus I loveee me some pudding lol.

Maddie Noye

Banana pudding is the only thing on this earth worth making more than once in the same day.

Ivory Gupte

It can be a bit too sweet for some but I actually liked it a lot I even drizzled some caramel over it too.

Wren Soscia

WOW I had no idea bourbon whiskey was in this kinda recipe?! Going to try it out ASAP.

Macey Babani

Dodged the raisins cause I hate em and put some chocolate chips instead delishh!!

Haleigh Vellanki

Does this count as healthy cause it's bananas hahaha I totally would eat this all day everyday.

Angelique Lien

Careful on the cinnamon people! I followed the ingridents and the cinnamon overpowered everything else so had to add less the second time around, I'd say only add 1/2.

Cara Plescia

Takes a long time to make this but not as long as the beignets though..I actually think the beignets from new orleans taste a lot better.

Azalea Labhart

Takes a long time to make this but not as long as the beignets though..I actually think the beignets from new orleans taste a lot better.

Katalina Simoneau

Delicious I made this and the vegan banana bread from this website, both recipes are amazing.

Joelle Zanis

Yummy thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us going to be making it a lottt because it's so good.


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