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I needed something to satisfy my sweet tooth and as soon as I saw the extra french bread loaves sitting on our kitchen counter, I knew exactly what to make…french bread pudding! Making bread pudding is pretty easy and it is the perfect way to use 1-2 day old bread. Eric has his stash bourbon, so I decided to use some for a tasty sauce.



  • 1 stick of butter melted ( tried justifying this by at least using my smart butter)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup bourbon

(bread pudding)

  • 2 loaves day-old french bread
  • 2 tablespoons smart butter, melted
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. In a saucepan, melt butter; add sugar and egg, whisking to blend well
  2. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. (Do not allow to simmer)
  3. Whisk in bourbon to taste. Remove from heat
  4. Whisk before serving

(bread pudding)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Cut bread into small pieces (about 1 inch x 1 inch) into an 8×8 baking dish
  3. Drizzle melted butter over bread
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes