White Chocolate Pecan Bread Pudding with Whiskey Cream Sauce

by Heather

We are on a bread pudding kick and always looking for new flavor combinations. We found one!

In the world of culinary delights, few pairings are as heavenly as the combination of white chocolate and pecans. These two ingredients, when harmoniously blended, create a symphony of flavors and textures that are sure to delight your taste buds. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or an amateur in the kitchen, this delightful duo is a match made in culinary heaven. In this blog post, we will explore the delectable marriage of white chocolate and pecans, and how you can incorporate this delightful pairing into various recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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The Perfect Pairing: White Chocolate and Pecans – A Delicious Duo

The Sweet Harmony of White Chocolate and Pecans

Before we dive into the mouthwatering recipes, let’s take a closer look at what makes the combination of white chocolate and pecans so irresistibly delicious.

White Chocolate

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White Chocolate: A Creamy Delight

White chocolate, often considered the lighter sibling of traditional chocolate, is made from cocoa butter, sugar, and milk solids. The absence of cocoa solids in white chocolate gives it its characteristic ivory color and a distinct, sweet, and creamy flavor. White chocolate’s mild sweetness serves as an excellent foil to the nutty richness of pecans.

Pecans

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Pecans: Nutty Goodness

Pecans, on the other hand, are a variety of tree nut known for their rich, buttery flavor and distinctive crescent shape. They are often hailed for their high nutritional value, being a good source of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. When toasted, pecans develop a wonderful nutty aroma and an even richer flavor, making them an ideal complement to white chocolate.

The Marriage of Flavors

When white chocolate and pecans come together, it’s a match made in flavor heaven. The creamy sweetness of white chocolate perfectly balances the natural nutty richness of pecans. The subtle vanilla undertones in white chocolate enhance the overall flavor profile, creating a harmonious and delightful taste that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.

White Chocolate and Pecans: A Perfect Pair in Baking

Now that we’ve established why white chocolate and pecans are a match made in culinary heaven, let’s explore how you can incorporate this delectable pairing into your baking endeavors.

The combination of white chocolate and pecans is a match made in dessert heaven. Whether you choose to bake cookies, brownies, muffins, or blondies, the creamy sweetness of white chocolate and the nutty goodness of pecans create a harmonious flavor and texture that is sure to please your palate. Experiment with these delightful recipes and savor the magic that happens when these two ingredients come together in sweet symphony. So, grab your apron, get in the kitchen, and start creating these delectable treats to indulge in the perfect pairing of white chocolate and pecans. Your taste buds will thank you for it!

In celebration of the perfect combination, we are excited to share our White Chocolate Pecan Bread Pudding with Whiskey Cream Sauce recipe with you. Perfect for cooler weather and the upcoming holidays, this one will be a family favorite in no time.

White Chocolate Pecan Bread Pudding with Whiskey Cream Sauce

Bread Pudding Liquids

BREAD PUDDING ~ WHAT YOU NEED 

Milk

Eggs

Sugar

French Bread

White Chocolate Chips

Bread Pudding Dry

Brown Sugar

Butter

Pecans

Whiskey Cream Sauce

CREAM SAUCE ~ WHAT YOU NEED 

Butter

Sugar

Heavy Cream

Whiskey

Chocolate Liqueur

WHAT YOU DO

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pecans on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. This will bring out the flavor of the pecans.

Pecans for Baking

Prepare bread by cutting it into small cubes. Do this until you have 6 full cups of bread cubes.
Cubed Bread

In a medium size bowl, beat eggs with a mixer for about 3 minutes, add sugar and milk and continue beating for 1 more minute. Use your whisk attachment and set the mixer on low and move to medium. Place cubed bread in a large bowl and pour the egg and milk mixture over bread. Mix milk mixture with bread until evenly incorporated. Let the bread sit and soak for about 15 minutes.

Bread Pudding Mixture and White Chocolate Chips

While waiting, chop pecans into small bits.

Chopped PecansAfter 15 minutes, stir in white chocolate chips and mix all ingredients well so that they are evenly distributed.

Bread Pudding Mixture with Chocolate Mixed In

Heat and melt butter in a small pan, add brown sugar, pecans and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes to coat pecans with butter and brown sugar.

Pecan Mixture

Grease a 9×13 casserole pan. Pour bread mixture into the pan, the mixture will still have quite a lot of liquid, not all of it will be absorbed by bread – this is normal. Sprinkle brown sugar and pecan mixture over the top of bread pudding.
Bread Pudding Ready to Bake
Bake in the oven for about 50 minutes or until nicely browned and golden crust forms on top. The pudding will rise to the top of the pan towards the end of the baking process – this is normal. Remove from oven, let it cool uncovered.
Baked Bread Pudding
Mix all the ingredients for cream sauce in a small pan and bring them to boil, stirring well. Boil for about 5 minutes until the mixture begins to foam and rise. At this point, remove from heat.
Whiskey Cream Sauce

I forgot to take pictures while cooking the sauce. I’m sooo sorry! Let me just say, my kitchen smelled AMAZING! To serve, pour hot cream sauce over or around each serving piece of bread pudding.

ENJOY!

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Plated Bread Pudding

White Chocolate Pecan Bread Pudding with Whiskey Cream Sauce

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
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Ingredients

Ingredients for white chocolate pecan bread pudding:

  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 cups French Bread (half of a loaf), sliced or torn
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped

Cream sauce ingredients:

  • 2 oz butter (½ stick)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  •  cup Whiskey
  • ¼ cup chocolate liqueur

Instructions

Bread Pudding:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Place pecans on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. This will bring out the flavor of the pecans.
  3. Prepare bread by cutting it into small cubes. Do this until you have 6 full cups of bread cubes.
  4. In a medium size bowl, beat eggs with a mixer for about 3 minutes, add sugar and milk and continue beating for 1 more minute. Use your whisk attachment and set the mixer on low and move to medium.
  5. Place cubed bread in a large bowl and pour the egg and milk mixture over bread. Mix milk mixture with bread until evenly incorporated.
  6. Let the bread sit and soak for about 15 minutes.
  7. While waiting, chop pecans into small bits.
  8. After 15 minutes, stir in white chocolate chips and mix all ingredients well so that they are evenly distributed.
  9. Heat and melt butter in a small pan, add brown sugar, pecans and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes to coat pecans with butter and brown sugar.
  10. Grease a 9x13 casserole pan. Pour bread mixture into the pan, the mixture will still have quite a lot of liquid, not all of it will be absorbed by bread – this is normal.
  11. Sprinkle brown sugar and pecan mixture over the top of bread pudding.
  12. Bake in the oven for about 50 minutes or until nicely browned and golden crust forms on top. The pudding will rise to the top of the pan towards the end of the baking process – this is normal.
  13. Remove from oven, let it cool uncovered.

Whiskey Cream Sauce:

  1. Mix all the ingredients for cream sauce in a small pan and bring them to boil, stirring well. Boil for about 5 minutes until the mixture begins to foam and rise. At this point, remove from heat.
  2. To serve, pour hot cream sauce over or around each serving piece of bread pudding.

Be sure to check out some of our fun fall recipes! Classic Corn PuddingLil Smokies Pigs in the BlanketApple NachosBrioche Stuffed French ToastPumpkin Dip and Reese’s Peanut Butter Ball.

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13 comments

Maria Egan November 8, 2023 - 4:13 pm
I am a fan of bread pudding and this recipe looks like one of the best.
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Lauryn R November 11, 2023 - 8:57 pm
Wow, this sounds like a very delicious and rich bread pudding! I am definitely going to have to make this. Thank you so much for sharing!
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SARA November 13, 2023 - 2:27 pm
Looks amazing!
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Barrie November 13, 2023 - 10:28 pm
This looks very rich! I bet it tastes delish!
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Jodi Hunter November 14, 2023 - 2:44 pm
This sounds so truly amazing.
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SARA November 16, 2023 - 2:47 pm
Come make food for me please!
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Brittany Gilley November 20, 2023 - 12:20 pm
sounds delicious
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Molli Lillian Taylor November 26, 2023 - 10:43 am
this looks really delicious and not that hsard. thanks so much for sharing
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Julia Wilkie December 2, 2023 - 11:16 pm
This looks amazing. I can almost taste it in the pictures.
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gloria patterson December 7, 2023 - 1:53 pm
OMG have not had a bread pudding in years!!! There used to be this place that made the best in Nashville! Want but will not make because I would be the one eating it all......... Sounds so good
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Terri Quick December 28, 2023 - 5:30 pm
This looks really good. I love white chocolate
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Jodi Hunter December 29, 2023 - 11:13 am
So we made this and it was so yum.
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Molli Lillian Taylor May 10, 2024 - 8:22 pm
this looks so dellicious. . i really want to try it, it looks pretty easy!
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