Irish Bread Pudding With Caramel-Whiskey Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by TishT

Yummy bread pudding curtesy of Cooking Light Magazine.

Top Review by summerbaby

This is a hit with my family every holiday! They ask for it specifically!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Caramel-Whisky Sauce: Combine sugar and water in a small heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly.
  2. Cook an additional 15 minutes or until golden (do not stir).
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Carefully add butter and cream cheese, stirring constantly with a whisk (mixture will be hot and bubble vigorously).
  5. Cool slightly, and stir in whiskey and milk.
  6. Pudding: Preheat oven to 350F.
  7. Brush melted butter on one side of French bread slices, and place bread, buttered sides up, on a baking sheet.
  8. Bake bread at 350F for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  9. Cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes, and set aside.
  10. Combine raisins and whiskey in a small bowl; cover and let stand 10 minutes or until soft (do not drain).
  11. Combine 1% milk and next 4 ingredients (1% milk through eggs) in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk.
  12. Add bread cubes and raisin mixture, pressing gently to moisten; let stand 15 minutes.
  13. Spoon bread mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  14. Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over pudding.
  15. Bake at 350F for 35 minutes or until set.
  16. Serve warm with Caramel-Whiskey Sauce.
  17. *Substitute1/4 cup apple juice for the Irish whiskey, if desired.

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