Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours.


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 10, 2023
There's nothing better than this comforting bread pudding recipe on a cold, wintry day. The bourbon sauce makes the dessert taste special, but it's so easy to prepare—the slow cooker does most of the work! —Hope Johnson, Youngwood, Pennsylvania
Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4-1/2 cups day-old cubed brioche or egg bread
  • 1-1/4 cups raisins
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together first seven ingredients; stir in bread and raisins. Transfer to a greased 4-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 3 hours. (To avoid scorching, rotate slow cooker insert one-half turn midway through cooking, lifting carefully with oven mitts.)
  2. For sauce, place butter, sugar and corn syrup in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in bourbon. Serve warm sauce over warm bread pudding.
Health tip: This dessert is rich and decadent even without the sauce. Skip it and save nearly 200 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup with 2 tablespoons sauce: 477 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 354mg sodium, 84g carbohydrate (59g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.