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House of Blues Bread Pudding

Source: Canadian comic actor Dan Aykroyd (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters, Blues Brothers 2000) is a co-owner of House of Blues, an L.A. restaurant featuring great music and a range of North American and international dishes, including this Southern-style bread pudding.

Recipe Ingredients

Cream Batter

6 cups heavy cream

3 tablespoons butter

12 egg yolks

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

1/4 cup bourbon

Bread Pudding

1/2 gallon Cream Batter

1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 Bartlett pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1/8-inch slices

Bread Pudding

1/2 cup raisins

3/4 tablespoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 cup brown sugar

Method

Cream Batter: Melt the cream and butter. Blend the remaining ingredients (except the bourbon) into a mixer. Slowly drizzle in the hot cream mixture. Add bourbon.

Bread Pudding: In a large bowl, add batter to bread. Stir in the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into a 13 x 9-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cover with foil and bake at 275 degrees F for about 1 hour.

Serve with brown sugar, bourbon or custard sauce.

Serves 12.