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Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce For One or Two | One Dish Kitchen
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New Orleans Style Bread Pudding For Two

Traditional New Orleans Bread Pudding For Two made with French bread, milk, eggs, sugar and spices served with a rich and creamy Whiskey Sauce to provide a little zing!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: bread pudding
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 587kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 5 cups cubed French or Italian bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup whiskey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • Grease an 8 x 6 - inch baking dish with the tablespoon of butter and set aside.
  • Place the cubes of bread in a large bowl and set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour over the bread and gently stir to combine.
  • Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the bread mixture to the baking dish and bake until the center of the bread pudding is set, 45 to 50 minutes.
  • While the bread pudding is baking, make the whiskey sauce.
  • In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, combine the cream, milk and sugar. Add the cornstarch and the whiskey to a small mixing bowl and whisk to blend until smooth.
  • Pour the whiskey mixture into the cream mixture and bring to a boil.
  • Once the sauce begins to boil, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat, add the salt and stir in the butter.
  • After the bread pudding has finished baking, remove from the oven and pour Whiskey Sauce over the top.
  • Serve warm.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 587kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 675mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 1450IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 3mg