Peaches 'n Cream Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce


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Thanks everyone for your helpful comments/emails in my last post. I really appreciate it. I have a lot more research and thinking to do before I decide anything. I'm going to talk to some schools this week and then I'll let you know what I'm thinking.

In other news, I haven't been around the computer very much in the past couple of days. I've been swimming, thrifting and fishing.

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I went fishing with Eric and his dad on Sunday. I woke up at 5:15 AM. WOWWW. It was so early. But I survived... and I didn't even have any coffee. I saw the sun rise for the first time in a long time. Probably since that day I met Eric at McDonalds for breakfast after staying up all night.

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My favorite part about fishing is cruising around in the boat. It's fun and it reminds me of a powerboat racing game I used to play on the computer.

That was random. And I just admitted something super dorky about my past.

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Eric and his dad are good fisherman. First they catch shad (bait fish) and then they use that to catch fish. They let all of the fish go, so none of the fish pass away. :)

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I did not put the bait on the hook, but I did catch the first fish of the day. It was a Kentucky bass. Holding a live fish was kind of scary. I was afraid it would bite me but it didn't.

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It was a lot of fun. I'd like to go a lot more this summer if they'll have me. Although it must be super annoying for them to keep putting bait on for me.

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I'm really loving all of this fruit that's in season now. I have cherries, blueberries and strawberries in the refrigerator right now. I love it.

You can buy peaches right now too, but I think technically they're in season in July and August. When you do get your hands on some peaches, make this Peaches 'n Cream Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce. That is, if you can stand to turn on your oven.

It's so hot here already! I think I'm going to take it easy on the baking.

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Rumor has it that Eric's dad likes bread pudding and peach desserts, so maybe I'll have to make this for him. It's a really easy to dessert to make; chop up some soft, buttery rolls or bread and toast it. Then whisk up a custard made out of cream, milk, eggs, sugar, spices and vanilla before stirring in the toasted bread cubes and peaches.

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The pudding is topped with chopped pecans and baked in the oven until set. I drizzled a bourbon sauce over the top made out of bourbon (duh), cream, brown sugar and maple syrup.

I really liked the maple syrup in the sauce. It made the bread pudding taste like French toast, thus giving me an excuse to eat it for breakfast.

Peaches + pecans + bourbon + brown sugar makes a real southern dessert going on here, y'all.

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Peaches 'n Cream Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

8 cups cubed soft buttery rolls or bread
4 large eggs
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
3/4 cup heavy cream or half-n-half
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups coarsely chopped peaches
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Maple Bourbon Sauce
1/2 cup heavy cream or half-n-half
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1-2 tablespoons bourbon

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

Place bread cubes on a cookie sheet; bake 10 minutes or until toasted. Cool.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, evaporated milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg until well combined. Stir in bread cubes and peaches and allow to soak for 10 minutes.

Pour mixture into baking dish; top with pecans. Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and just set. Cool on a wire rack.

To make the bourbon sauce, whisk together cream, maple syrup, brown sugar and bourbon, in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat and drizzle sauce over slices of bread pudding. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Makes 12 servings


34 comments:

  1. That looks unbelievably good! So awesome! I want to go fishing so badly now.

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  2. Peaches 'n Cream Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce.Omg.

    Peaches
    Cream
    Bread pudding
    Bourbon
    Sauce

    You managed to combine TONS of great flavors and i want to go to town on it!

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  3. There are simply not enough peach desserts! Looks incredible.

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  4. That looks incredible, my mouth's watering just looking at it. I've got some peaches that just don't seem to be getting any riper, so I might make this instead of waiting any longer for them. Thank you for this recipe

    Lydia x

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  5. Fishing! What a great way to celebrate summer! Love this bread pudding!

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  6. Nice work on the fish! Peaches go so well with bourbon. This looks great.

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  7. Awesome fishing time! And I'm a sucker for bread pudding, so I'm sold :)

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  8. This looks so good! I have been obsessed with bourbon in recipes lately. My favorite recently is bourbon mango pulled pork--so good! Glad you've been enjoying the weather!

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  9. Well, that looks delicious!

    My man and I went fishing a couple of weekends ago with ZERO bites. Win some you lose some! Congrats on the first catch of the day!

    megmacdesigns.blogspot.com

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  10. That looks beautiful. I've actually never made bread pudding because my hubby doesn't like it :( Maybe I can make a smaller batch? I don't know. But that looks fantastic :D

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  11. I'm with you...I don't bait my own hooks! Leave that to the men! :) Looks like a fun day!

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  12. I used to fish all the time with worms...cant do it now! Gross.

    Lovely dish, fab pics.

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  13. There is actually almost nothing more that I love in life than bread pudding. Even better with peaches and cream!

    I went fishing once and got so sea sick that it was a total disaster! Seems like you had a MUCH better experience.

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  14. oh wow!! i'm dying for some of this! it looks so good!

    your photos are gorgeous and i'm impressed by your nature girl side! :)

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  15. Bread pudding really is just a baked version of French toast with more custard. When I eat baked French toast dishes at B&Bs they really taste like bread pudding to me, so eat all of the bread pudding you want for breakfast! I would eat this for breakfast…and lunch…and dinner…. Best of all, my husband is so anti-peach I’d have it all to myself!

    Sure I’d make it in the summer. I do more baking in the summer than I do any other time of year because summer is the only season where I have a lot of evenings free. Crank the AC and crank up the oven (and I call myself a treehugger!)

    Your post is getting me ready for my upcoming vacation. I get up at 5:15 on most gym days, but when I go to Chincoteague, instead of sleeping in, I have to get up even earlier. I sometimes have to meet the boat for the Pony Swim as early as 4AM. It is lovely to be out on the water early in the AM though. You got that part right.

    If you think boat racing games are geeky, you should see me playing Space Pop on the Kinect. You just fly around the room popping bubbles. It’s ridiculously fun and requires very little actual skill.

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  16. I've never been fishing but you must have had a great time! And I love this pudding, it looks delicious and easy to make!

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  17. Wow, 5:15AM with NO coffee?!? That's awesome. I would have been a whiny baby the entire time. LOL

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  18. I need to go thrifting! I'm actually planning to hit up a bunch of garage sales this weekend. I am such an 80-year old grandma!

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  19. A little off topic...but I love your dress. Do you mind sharing the details? Where did you get it?

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  20. I was in love with this dessert just after reading the title! The peaches and cream bread pudding sounds absolutely wonderful and the bourbon sauce just takes it over the top!

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  21. This will be a must-make for me! I recently made a chocolate-caramel bourbon bread pudding, but love the sound of the peaches and cream. Yum!
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  22. This bread pudding looks incredible! Anytime I find myself with a collection of scraps of bread my first thought is always bread pudding. This recipe is the one I'm trying next.

    Great shots and cute fishing pics as well.

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  23. My husband always baits the hook for me too. Touching the bait is just kinda gross.

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  24. this looks insanely delicious. so sweet and tart and yummy! wow

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  25. Ohhhhhhhh yum! Favorite all time comfort food dessert Bread Pudding! with peaches and cream added is just insane! Love it! Don't know about the fishing though=D

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  26. I think I just died and went to heaven! This looks amazing!!

    I'm glad you enjoyed your fishing trip. I hope you get to go more often this summer as well. Great job on catching the first fish of the day!

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  27. It's not annoying at all to bait your hook for you! You know you're always welcome to join us!

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  28. Thanks everyone!

    Cheryl, it's a swimsuit cover up from Target. About $17 I think. :) Thank you!

    BF, it must be! Especially when I keep breaking the line.

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  29. Oh goodness seriously this is a must make..Although I might eat it all myself...

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  30. Wow, this looks so good! And your fishing trip looks fun. I'd have someone bait the line for me too...and gut the fish. That part is too gross.

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  31. i'm sure you must be the most stylish fisherman out there. :)
    GREAT batch of bread pudding--the peaches are a lovely addition, and the sauce would enhance just about everything.

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  32. I would be so scared to hold a live fish! I haven't been fishing in AGES, but I really enjoy it and would love to go again.

    That bread pudding looks incredible!

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  33. I really enjoy reading your blog! Just linked back to this story today on my site. Great recipe!

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  34. Made this for Father's Day for my hubby. He LOVED it and put it in his top five faves for dessert!! This is a winner for sure! Great job!!

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