Plain and Perfect Bread Pudding

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 50 min (includes resting time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more for the baking dish

2 1/2 cups sourdough bread cubes (1-inch cubes)

2 1/2 cups milk 

1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla 

2 large eggs 

1 cup granulated sugar 

1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar

Whiskey Cream Sauce, recipe follows, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch baking dish.
  2. Arrange the bread cubes tightly in the prepared baking dish. Beat together the butter, milk, vanilla and eggs in a large bowl. Add the granulated and brown sugars and mix until dissolved. Pour the mixture over the bread.
  3. Put the baking dish on a baking sheet. Bake until the crust is golden brown, 55 to 70 minutes. Let rest for 20 minutes before serving.