Bread Pudding



  • ½ loaf French bread
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cups chopped pitted dates or raisins

    Tear bread into small pieces. (You should have 4 cups.) Combine bread, milk, and dates. Let stand 15 minutes or until bread is softened, stirring often.

  • 3 slightly beaten eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Whiskey Sauce (optional, see below)


Beat together eggs, sugar, melted butter, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir into bread mixture until blended. Turn into a greased 8x8x2 baking dish.

Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm with Whiskey Sauce. Garnish with apple chunks and sweet woodruff or mint leaves, if desires. Makes 9 servings..

Whiskey Sauce:.

In a small saucepan, melt ¼ cup butter. Stir in ½ cup sugar, 1 egg yolk, and 2 tbsp. water. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until sugar dissolves and mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons bourbon. Makes 2/3 cup.
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