Jack Daniel's Bread Pudding

Jack Daniel’s Bread Pudding

1 cup raisins
1 tablespoon fresh orange or lemon zest
1/3 cup Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee Whiskey
7 cups cubed white bread, lightly toasted
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, cut into small pieces

Nutmeg, to taste

Combine the raisins, zest, and Jack Daniel’s in a small bowl. Let soak about
20 minutes. Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

Place bread cubes in the prepared dish.

Whisk together the eggs and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the milk
and vanilla. Sprinkle the raisin mixture evenly over the bread cubes.

Pour the egg mixture over the bread and let stand about 15 minutes.

Heat the oven to 375°F. Dot the top of the pudding with butter and sprinkle
with nutmeg.

Bake until golden brown and set in the center, about 35 to 40 minutes. Serve

Drizzle each serving with heavy cream, if desired.

Makes 12 servings.