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Ruth's Chris Bread Pudding Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
1 hr
Course: dessert
Cuisine: european
Servings: 5


  • 1 cube sweet butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 quart milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 6 eggs beaten
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 8 ounces loaf French bread cut into cubes
  • 1 small apple peeled, cored, and cut
  • Vanilla ice cream as needed
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 2 cups Sweet Cream Sauce


  • Divide the total sugar into two halves. Put cinnamon, bourbon, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, and nutmeg to one-half of the sugar.
  • Take a saucepan combine milk and the remaining half of sugar. Also, put in butter cube in this milk. Continue to whisk while boiling.
  • After boiling whisk the milk mixture with the sugar and egg mixture. Add raisins and apples.
  • Finally, add the bread cubes and let the mixture stand until the bread gets soaked in it completely.
  • Stir in a few more raisins and also shower some at the top. Pour the whole mixture into the baking dish after greasing it with a loaf pan.
  • At 400 degrees, bake the butter mixture for at least 40 minutes.
  • You can also prepare a sweet cream sauce to pour over your pudding. For this purpose mix the cream and sugar with egg yolks and vanilla in a separate bowl.
  • Mix until well blended. Boil for 10 minutes in a boiler. Stir constantly.
  • Strain and let it cool. You can also refrigerate this sauce.
  • Serve your bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and sweet cream sauce.