Irish Bread Pudding With Caramel-Whiskey Sauce

Recipe by TishT
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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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