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You Need to Try This Amazing New Orleans Bread Pudding Recipe

You Need to Try This Amazing New Orleans Bread Pudding Recipe

Bread pudding is a must-try for any home chef! We've got a fantastic New Orleans Bread Pudding recipe here for you to try out. Once you make this, your family will be begging for more!

New Orleans Bread Pudding


12 cups (cubed), French bread
7 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups heavy cream
4 cups whole milk
6 large eggs
1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
Whiskey Sauce (recipe below)


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Place the bread in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, melt 6 tablespoons butter and pour over the bread cubes.

3. Toss the bread and evenly coat with the butter. Grease a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish with the remaining tablespoon of butter and set aside.

4. Combine the heavy cream, milk, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and raisins in a large bowl. Whisk to mix.

5. Pour the cream mixture over the bread, and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes.

6. Transfer the bread mixture to the casserole dish and bake until the center of the bread pudding is set, 50 to 60 minutes.

7. Serve warm with warm Whiskey Sauce. Makes 10 to 12 servings

Whiskey Sauce Recipe


2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup bourbon or other whiskey
Pinch of salt
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter


1. In a 1-quart saucepan set over medium heat, combine the cream, milk, and sugar.

2. Place the cornstarch and 1/4 cup of the bourbon in a small mixing bowl and whisk to blend.

3. Pour 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.

4. Remove the sauce from the heat, add the salt, and stir in the butter and the remaining 1/2 cup of bourbon. Serve warm.

How Long Does New Orleans Bread Pudding Last in the Fridge?

So, you've made our New Orleans Bread Pudding recipe and have indulged as much as you fancy. But, you have leftovers! Figuring out how quickly you need to eat them can be a headache. Fortunately, we've got the answer right here.

When stored correctly, New Orleans bread pudding can be kept for 3-4 days. Since bread pudding is a moist dessert, it's vulnerable to mold. Store it in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap to ensure it doesn't dry out. When you remove it to re-heat, make sure you check it for signs of mold or other issues. Any off-color or smell is indicative of spoiled bread pudding. Make sure you wait to store your bread pudding until it has cooled to room temperature.

When you want to re-heat your bread pudding, you have two options. First, you can use the microwave for a speedy re-heat. Simply put the bread pudding in your microwave for 30 seconds. If it's still too cold for your liking after this, cook it in increments of 10-15 seconds until it reaches the desired temperature.

The second option is to use the oven. This is the method we recommend. Preheat your oven to 350. Once heated, stick your bread pudding in for 10-15 minutes. Make sure you cover it beforehand to ensure it doesn't dry out during the reheating process. We advise against re-heating the same bread pudding multiple times. Only re-heat what you know you can eat.

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