Bourbon Sauce Recipe

Bread Pudding Sauce Recipe

Real Restaurant Dessert Sauce

Use this Bourbon Sauce Recipe to top my restaurant recipe for Bread Pudding and ice cream. The restaurant customers really like this enhancement to their bread pudding. I have been asked to share the sauce recipe many times. It is a Real Restaurant Recipe.

This restaurant sauce recipe can be used with ice cream and many types of cake.

For example, adding this sauce to pound cake is something customers like to do.

Bourbon Sauce
or Whiskey Sauce

Favorite Restaurant Dessert Sauce

Preparation time: 45 minutes. Makes 3 cups



  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream, scalded
  • 2/3 cup milk, scalded
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (substitute any whiskey if you want, or brandy)



  • Beat egg yolks and sugar in a double boiler until light
  • Stir in cream and milk
  • Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon (about 15 minutes)
  • Stir in vanilla and cook, stirring constantly for about 10 minutes
  • Stir in bourbon and continue to cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly
  • Cool

Serve warm or at room temperature


Remember, the restaurant recipe for the bread pudding is also on the website.  Just click the link to access the wonderful dessert recipe.

Enjoy your restaurant sauce recipe and the company of those you share it with! - Donna

"A well-made sauce will make even an elephant or a grandfather palatable."

Grimod de la Reynière