This golden bourbon sauce recipe for bread pudding also works for apple crisps, sundaes and more! It’s irresistibly luscious and creamy.
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup whole milk*
- 1/4 cup salted butter
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Prior to serving, in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the granulated sugar, whole milk, salted butter, bourbon, and vanilla. When it starts to simmer, simmer lightly bubbling for 3 minutes, maintaining the heat at medium to medium low so that it doesn’t bubble heavily.
- Once it turns golden brown at about 3 minutes, taste and make sure the flavor is caramelly with a hint of bourbon (the bite of the bourbon should be cooked out). Remove from the heat and strain it into a pitcher. Make ahead instructions: Make up to 2 days in advance, then refrigerate until serving. Rewarm on the stovetop over medium heat.
*For a vegan variation, try vegan butter and coconut milk.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
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