Pear Bread Pudding With Bourbon Sauce
May 28, 2015
Categories: Desserts, Puddings, Sauce, Sweet Sauces, Dairy, Eggs, Fruit, Pear, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Thanksgiving, Oven Bake, Alcohol, Heavy Cream more
"A tasty Fall dessert. Bourbon sauce is optional. Also good with bottled caramel sauce."
- BOURBON SAUCE (optional)
- Serving Size: 1 (255.6 g)
- Calories 738.2
- Total Fat - 43.8 g
- Saturated Fat - 22.2 g
- Cholesterol - 831.4 mg
- Sodium - 431.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 70.2 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
- Sugars - 54.5 g
- Protein - 17.3 g
- Calcium - 240.1 mg
- Iron - 3.3 mg
- Vitamin C - 1 mg
- Thiamin - 0.3 mg
Step by Step Method
Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter a casserole dish or baking dish.
In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, half-and-half, butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
Place bread cubes, pears, cranberries and ginger in a large bowl; add egg mixture. Toss to mix well.
Pour bread mixture into prepared casserole dish.
Bake the pudding for 45 to 60 minutes, or until set in the center.
In a saucepan over medium heat, blend butter and sugar for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and add egg yolks to the hot mixture. stirring constantly. This will cook them sufficiently.
Gradually add bourbon, stirring constantly. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
Spoon warm pudding into bowls and top with bourbon sauce.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.