How to make it

  • Coat bottom and sides of 13-by-9-inch baking pan heavily with the butter.
  • Tear bread into 1-inch pieces. Mix with raisins in bowl. Lay bread mixture evenly in prepared dish, turning crust side down, as this tends to burn easily.
  • In bowl, whisk sugar, milk, whipping cream, vanilla, eggs and cinnamon until blended. Pour over bread mixture.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Place baking dish in larger 4-inch deep baking pan. Add water to reach halfway up side of dish. Bake in preheated oven 1 hour.
  • Remove from water bath. Let stand 20 minutes.
  • Cut pudding into 9 portions and put into large dessert bowls.
  • Add a scoop of ice cream next to the pudding, then spoon 3 to 4 ounces of warm praline sauce over the pudding and the ice cream.
  • Top with whipped cream if desired. Makes 9 very large servings.
  • To make this sauce, it is very important to follow the directions carefully and to use a candy thermometer.
  • In large saucepan, heat 1/2 cup of the butter until melted.
  • Add pecans and mix well. Bring to a boil.
  • Cook until pecans begin to change color. Mixture will foam up.
  • Add remaining 1/2 cup cubed butter and mix well.
  • This will cool pecan mixture and stop the cooking process. Remove from heat.
  • Combine brown sugar, whipping cream and cinnamon in a saucepan and mix well.
  • Cook over low heat until blended, stirring constantly. Increase heat and cook until mixture comes to 230 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  • Stir in pecan mixture.
  • Add sour cream and vanilla and mix well.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Makes 4 cups.
  • Servings at the restaurant are very large. For at home use, the pudding could be cut into 18 portions and the sauce could be halved

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  • kalola 9 years ago
    Thanks for the nice comments!
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    diannehocut ate it and said...
    Thanks for the great post! 5UP

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    cuzpat ate it and said...
    Very nice!
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    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Bread pudding is one of my serious weaknesses.And this sounds seriously goooooood! And I want a restaurant portion!
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