Perfect for a holiday treat! This baked bread pudding has lots of nuts and an extra tasty sauce!
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup whiskey
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan.
In a large bowl, stir together eggs, butter, vanilla and milk. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar and mix thoroughly until sugar is dissolved.
Place bread cubes in bottom of prepared pan. Pour liquid over bread, fully saturating all bread. Sprinkle pecans on top.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, until golden. Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup butter, cream and whiskey in a small saucepan. Warm over low heat, stirring constantly, until sauce is gently boiling. Pour sauce over baked bread pudding and serve.