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Bourbon Whiskey Sauce for Bread Pudding


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbs. strained orange juice
  • 1/4 cup (or more to taste) Bourbon
  • (If substituting vanilla, use 1 tsp.)


Melt the butter and add the sugar, the orange juice, and 1/4 cup water. Cook over medium-low heat until all the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.

Beat the egg well in a bowl. Add the butter-sugar mixture, about a tablespoon at a time, while whisking constantly. (You can pick up the pace after half of the butter-sugar is added.)

Add the Bourbon and whisk to make a smooth sauce.