Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
Last month, I headed to Kansas on a whirlwind adventure in the Flint Hills cattle country. One night we were treated to a gourmet chuckwagon supper with an incredible Cinnamon Bread Pudding!
A drizzle of Whiskey Vanilla Sauce completed this spectacular grand finale!
Why You Must Make
- This recipe comes from the rancher, Food Network star, and cookbook author, Kent Rollins.
- He cooked dinner for a group of bloggers when we were in Oklahoma.
- Our incredible meal included grilled Certified Angus Beef® Brand tomahawk ribeye steaks, grilled corn, hominy with green chiles, the best darn baked beans I’ve ever tasted, and a light, luscious Cinnamon Bread Pudding drizzled with an extraordinary whiskey sauce!
- Watch Kent and his adorable wife whip up this amazing dessert in this VIDEO from our Kansas trip!
I was with over a dozen blogger friends and we all moaned with glee as we tasted this out-of-this-world bread pudding. It was so light; we couldn’t figure out why! But then one smart cookie looked up the recipe in Rollins’ cookbook, A Taste of Cowboy (affiliate link), that we each had received, and found the answer.
- PRO-Tip: Use Hamburger buns instead of stale, leftover bread for a terrific bread pudding that’s light and delicious!
- The amount of cinnamon and nutmeg are just suggestions. You may want more cinnamon if you like a pronounced flavor. Don’t mess with the nutmeg as too much can be overpowering.
- PRO-Tip: You must make delicious bread pudding sauce. A combination of whiskey and vanilla extract along with a generous dose of heavy cream, make a rich topping to drizzle over every serving.
- PRO-Tip: This dessert can be made in a cast iron skillet over a well-controlled campfire. We would have ended up with a charred bottom had I tried this at our house, but it can be done!
Frequently Asked Questions
Bread pudding is a simple baked dessert made with cubes of bread soaked in a mixture of milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and spices. Sometimes fruit and nuts are added.
Usually, looking at the number of eggs helps determine whether it’s easy enough to cut a recipe in half. But even with an odd number, knowing a large egg has about 3 tablespoons in volume, it’s not to difficult to whisk the egg and measure out 1 1/2 tablespoons. It worked just fine and I didn’t have 12 servings for the 3 of us.
Toasted nuts like pecans or cubed and sauteed apples or raisins would be delicious additions to add before baking.
We were blessed to be treated to a chuckwagon dinner featuring some amazing recipes from Kent Rollins. He was gracious enough to share a cookbook with us all!
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Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
A light textured bread pudding drizzled with whiskey sauce. Recipe adapted from Kent Rollins, A Taste of Cowboy Ranch Recipes and Tales from the Trail
- 2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 8-10 hamburger buns (I used 8 as they were larger brioche buns)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 4-6 tablespoons whiskey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Lightly butter 8 x 11-inch baking dish.
- Whisk together the milk, sugar, and eggs until smooth. Slowly whisk in the butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Tear half the buns (2½ of them) into 1-inch pieces and add to the wet mixture.Immerse the buns until moist. Tear the remaining buns, add to the mixture but don't mash. The second batch of bread pieces should be moistened, but still retain their shape.
- Pour the mixture into the baking pan.
- Bake for about 35 minutes, or until the pudding is sponge-like and springs back when touched in the middle. Do not over bake.
- Make whiskey sauce by combining all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute.
- Drizzle warm sauce over slices of bread pudding.
I made half of Kent Rollins' recipe. Just whisk the second egg and add about half of it. I baked in a 7 x 7-inch casserole dish for about 35 minutes.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 594Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 361mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 1gSugar: 46gProtein: 8g
Certified Angus Beef® Brand
Certified Angus Beef has been my go-to beef for the last few years. I knew it was the highest quality beef available, but after this sojourn, I finally understood why! Certified Angus beef cattle are raised with the highest standards which ensures the best marbling and therefore the most tender, flavorful product. Many of these ranchers have been raising beef for generations and now utilize modern technology, like DNA testing, to make sure the best of the best goes from farm to table! If you haven’t tried Certified Angus Beef, make sure you do! Plus, you can check this restaurant locator to find out where you can find this amazing beef in your hometown. I recently dined at Red, the Steakhouse in downtown Indianapolis and had a magnificent steak. Maybe the best ever!!
We enjoyed a fabulous chuck wagon supper! This Cinnamon Bread Pudding was a sublime way to end our meal. The company and dishes were unforgettable!! Thank you, Certified Angus Beef® Brand for sharing why your beef IS the best. I was already of this mindset and now I understand why! Indianapolis friends, find the best selection at Market District in Carmel.
Also, a very special thanks to rancher and blogger, Debbie Lyons-Blythe, of Kids, Cows and Grass, who hosted an elegant luncheon on her deck with a mesmerizing view of the Flint Hills of Kansas. She and her family generously opened their home to this group of bloggers and dazzled us with their warmth and hospitality.
30 Comments on “Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce”
This was absolutely amazing! Everyone at my house loved it!
Love what the sauce adds to the rest of the dish!
Cinnamon and whiskey are a great flavor combination! Loved this recipe.
Your trip looks like a blast, and this recipe is heavenly. The bread pudding is amazing on its own but then you add the whiskey sauce and it just takes it to another level!
Love Bread Pudding! This is a easy and delicious recipe too.
We are so jealous! LOL, Panos almost fainted when I read this post to him and showed him your photos. And that steak on the video…Oh Lord!!!!:) AND baked beans to go with it? This can’t be real!!! You were faking this somehow, right? What a trip! You see, Panos loves Westerns and loves the Southern food. So I can’t accurately describe you his excitement over this post! And your pudding recipe with the whiskey at the end just hit the nail on its head:)
Wish one day we’ll be able to visit the States and experience the authentic Southern hospitality and food with such great folks!
Thanx so much for this awesome post dear! xoxoxo
Looks delicious! But I’m assuming the ingredients, as given, were for the full recipe, and you halved them for the 7″ x 7″ pan, right? What size pan would you use for the ingredient amounts listed? 9 x 13″? I have hamburger buns leftover from a cookout, and this will be a great way to use them up!Thanks!
Yes, a 9 x 13 would be great. The original recipe stated an 8 x 11-inch baking dish, but I’m not sure everyone has one of those! Hope you enjoy, Deb!!
I would never have thought to use buns. And that whiskey sauce!
It sounds like it was a wonderful trip. The cinnamon bread pudding sounds wonderful too! Love your pictures.