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5 from 2 votes

Bourbon Apple Pecan Bread Pudding

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bourbon Apple Pecan Bread Pudding
Servings: 10
Author: Nikki - Soulfully Made

Ingredients

Bread Pudding

  • 1 (20 ounce) challah loaf, cubed
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream (or 4 cups half & half)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 4 large eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbsps bourbon
  • 1 large apple, chopped (I use a sweet but firm apple)
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 2 tbsp turbinado sugar

Bourbon Sauce

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

Bread Pudding

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large combine milk, cream, and vanilla. Add in cubed bread and gently combine until coated. Let sit at room temperature.
  • In a 12 inch cast iron skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in brown sugar and white sugar until combined. Remove from heat.
  • Whisk in eggs (you can temper in a little of the butter mixture first) and 4 tbsp bourbon until combined. Add in apples, cinnamon, and 1/2 cup pecans, and stir.
  • Pour in bread mixture and fold in until combined.
  • Sprinkle on remaining 1/4 cup pecans and turbinado sugar. Cover with lid or foil.
  • Bake for 55 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden brown about 15 minutes. Inserting a wooden pick or cake tester in the center and be sure it comes out clean. 

Bourbon Sauce

  • In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, melted butter, 2 tbsp bourbon until smooth. Whisk in heavy cream until smooth. Drizzle sauce on top of warm bread pudding and serve immediately while warm.