Let's Dish: Bourbon Bread Pudding

March 28, 2013 1:45:37 PM PDT
Live Well Network host Chris Koetke shares his variation on an inexpensive and yummy dessert, the classic bread pudding

Difficulty: Easy
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 1 1/4 hours
Serves: 6

2 teaspoons orange zest
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons molasses
1 1/2 cups milk
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons Bourbon
1/2 cup pecan pieces
2 cups French bread, cut into cubes

1. Preheat oven to 300F.

2. In a bowl, mix orange zest, sugar, molasses, eggs, vanilla, and Bourbon until the sugar is dissolved. Add milk and mix until incorporated.

3. Add bread to the custard mixture. Mix and let rest for 20 minutes to allow the bread time to soak up the custard.

4. Ladle bread pudding into 4, 6-oz custard cups.

5. Place cups in a 9" x 13" pan. Fill pan with 1 1/2 inches of warm water. Carefully place in oven and bake 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until firm.

6. Remove pan from oven and remove cups from the water. Serve warm with plenty of whipped cream.