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Blueberry Bread Pudding with Maple Whiskey Sauce

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Bread Pudding with Maple Whiskey Sauce
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Kyle

Ingredients

Bread Pudding

  • 8 cups egg bread, brioche, or challah, cubed (day old white bread or french bread also works)
  • 10 ounces frozen blueberries, do not thaw
  • 2 cups milk, I use whole milk or 2%
  • ½ cup + 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla

Maple Whiskey Sauce

  • 8 ounces whipping cream
  • 2 rounded Tablespoons crème fraîche or sour cream
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, light or dark
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons whiskey

Instructions

Blueberry Bread Pudding

  • Preheat oven to 350 ℉.
  • Butter a 2 quart baking dish.
  • Whisk together the milk, ½ cup of sugar, eggs, egg yolks and vanilla.
  • Place ½ of the bread on the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Top the bread with ½ of the frozen blueberries.
  • Pour the liquid custard mixture over the bread and blueberries.
  • Layer the rest of the bread on top.
  • Add the last ½ of the frozen blueberries on top of the bread.
  • With your hand, press down the top layer of bread and blueberries to absorb some of the liquid.
  • Sprinkle with 2 Tablespoons of sugar.
  • Bake for approximately 1 hour until puffed, golden brown and tip of knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Maple Whiskey Sauce

  • Whisk egg yolks, brown sugar and cornstarch together in a bowl.
  • Bring the whipping cream and crème fraîche or sour cream to a simmer in a medium pan.
  • Gradually whisk the cream into the egg yolk mixture.
  • Return mixture into the pan.
  • Stir over low heat for about 3 minutes until the custard thickens.
  • Strain custard into a bowl.
  • Mix syrup and whiskey into custard.
  • Serve sauce warm on top of the bread pudding.

Notes

Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:

  • Blueberry Bread Pudding - before step 10 above, cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Add 10 minutes to baking time.
  • Maple Whiskey Sauce - the sauce can be made up to 2 days ahead of time and re-warmed either on the stove or in the microwave.

Delicious the next day:

  • Just warm the bread pudding and the maple bourbon sauce in the microwave and enjoy!
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