18 February 2010

Thursday Recipe

When I was in Chattanooga a few weeks ago, we ate dinner at a restaurant called Blue Water. It was the only time I ordered dessert with dinner and am I glad I did. It was warm bread pudding with caramel sauce. This recipe by Paula Deen comes close to that. Enjoy!


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large beaten eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups cubed Italian bread, allow to stale overnight in a bowl
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brandy


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan.

Mix together granulated sugar, eggs, and milk in a bowl; add vanilla. Pour over cubed bread and let sit for 10 minutes.

In another bowl, mix and crumble together brown sugar, butter, and pecans.

Pour bread mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over the top and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven.

For the sauce:

Mix together the granulated sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir together until the sugar is melted. Add the brandy, stirring well. Pour over bread pudding. Serve warm or cold.


HubbleSpacePaws said...

I adore bread pudding! Just a peasant at heart, I guess! I'll be trying this one soon!

Cheryl said...

This is my fave bread pudding recipe too. Although, I hardly ever do the sauce.

After living in New Orleans for a couple of years, I got used to yummy bread pudding.

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