Buttery Bread Pudding Recipe With Decadent Bourbon Sauce Is the Ultimate Weekend Baking Therapy by 30Seconds Food

Buttery Bread Pudding Recipe With Decadent Bourbon Sauce Is the Ultimate Weekend Baking Therapy

Weekends were made for baking, and this buttery bread pudding recipe with decadent bourbon sauce is the ultimate weekend baking therapy.

One word: OMG. This easy bread pudding recipe with bourbon sauce is as sweet as it can be – but sometimes you need a little sweet in your life. This bread pudding is amazing and totally worth the splurge, especially during the holiday season or to welcome the New Year.

The best part about this delicious dessert recipe is that it's super simple to make. With just 15 minutes of simple prep, the hardest part will be waiting for this sweet treat to finish baking in the oven! We're pretty sure you'll want a slice of this crazy baked deliciousness for breakfast or as part of brunch, too.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes 
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons vanilla

Bourbon Sauce

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the bread cubes into a large mixing bowl. Pour the milk over the bread and allow it to soak about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl. Mix well.
  3. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 3-quart casserole dish. Bake in a preheated 325-degree F oven for about 1 hour.
  4. To make the bourbon sauce, melt the butter and sugar together in a sauce pot. Add the egg and whisk to combine. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the bourbon and vanilla. 
  5. To serve, spoon the bread pudding into serving bowls and top with the bourbon sauce. 

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Seriously delicious, wow. 😋
I’ve died and gone to heaven!
Elisa Schmitz
Absolutely dreamy. On my to-make list! #yum

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