Bourbon-Soaked Cherry Bread Pudding with Vanilla Glaze

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • One 1-pound loaf white bread, cubed
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted, plus for greasing baking dish
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 4 cups pitted tart red cherries (fresh or jarred, drained)
  • Vanilla Glaze, recipe follows
  • Vanilla Glaze:
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup bourbon, plus more to taste
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and position a rack in the center of the oven. Grease a 2-quart baking dish with butter and set aside.

  • In a large bowl, combine the cubed bread, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, melted butter and milk; mix thoroughly, then transfer to the prepared baking dish. Pour in the bourbon, and gently fold in the cherries.

  • Place in the oven and bake until puffed and golden brown on top, about 45 minutes. Set aside and let cool completely.

  • Pour the vanilla glaze over the bread pudding and serve.

Vanilla Glaze:
  • Place the confectioner's sugar in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in the melted butter, vanilla and bourbon until completely combined and smooth. Taste for bourbon; add as needed.


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