Wonderful Whiskey Bread Pudding with Pears

Wonderful Whiskey Bread Pudding with Pears

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Preparation time: 10 minutes
Slow Cooker Size 3.5L+
Serves: 4
Cooking time: 3 hours on LOW.

If you have half a loaf of stale bread youíd like to get rid of, but donít want to feed it to the pigeons, then try this delicious dried fruit and bread pudding recipe. If you donít have dried pears and apricots, you can substitute dried figs, raisins, or dates.


  • Ĺ loaf (225g, 7oz) bread, preferably stale, cut into cubes (3 cups)
  • 2 cups light cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • Ĺ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whiskey or bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ľ teaspoon fine salt
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 170g (6oz) dried pears or a combination of pears and apricots, chopped


  1. If your bread isnít stale, spread the cubes on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes at 200C (400F).
  2. Place bread cubes and dried fruit into slow cooker.
  3. Whisk together light cream, eggs, sugar, whiskey (or bourbon), vanilla, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl. Pour over the bread and fruit in the slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on Low setting for about 3 hours, or until pudding is just set. Cool for 20 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, toast walnuts or pecans in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until aromatic.
  6. Spoon pudding into serving dishes and sprinkle each with cinnamon sugar, toasted walnuts or pecans, and top with whipped cream.

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