Jim Oliver’s Smoke House Iron Skillet Bread Pudding

Toast 5 slices of white bread, then cut into small strips; putting the bread into a medium bowl. For this, you can use old or left over bread with the same results.

Add these ingredients in order as listed here:

  • 1 large beaten egg
  • One cup of whole sweet milk
  • ¾ cup of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Add one stick of butter, or margarine, melted

Pour this mixture into a cast iron skillet (or aluminum skillet) and bake for 45 minutes, more or less. This should finish as a little loose and soft.

Options to spice it up: Add pecan pieces (about ¼ cup) into the mix, and ¼ cup of soaked raisins (soak in your favorite Tennessee whiskey, or Bourbon or Brandy), adding this into the mix before cooking. Also, you can mix in fruit jams or desert toppings, fruit pie filling, even chocolate sauce; all should be added prior to baking the mixture.

NOTE: You can double, triple, etc. this recipe and get good results.

Whiskey Sauce for the Topping:

In a small pot add and mix these ingredients:

  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of good bourbon or brandy, mixed with a tablespoon of corn starch
  • Add ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon

Heat this mixture until it is thick. Pour over your Bread Pudding and enjoy an old fashioned Southern sweet treat!

You can also use Fruit Desert Toppings or Fruit Jam in place of the Whiskey sauce if you prefer.

LEMON SAUCE for the Topping:

In a small pot, mix these ingredients:

  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup Tennessee Whiskey, or your favorite bourbon or brandy, mixed perfectly with a tablespoon of corn starch

Cook and stir until thick and then add 2 tablespoons of butter.

You’re ready to enjoy a great desert!