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Ruth’s Chris Bread Pudding Recipe

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is well-known for its succulent steaks, but did you know they also serve a mouth-watering bread pudding?

This decadent dessert is not your typical bread pudding, setting itself apart with its unique blend of flavors and textures that will have you craving more.

The Ruth’s Chris bread pudding recipe features wonderful ingredients such as raisins, apples, and a hint of bourbon, making it truly special.

I hope you find this bread pudding to be both moist and flavorful as much as I do!

How to Make Ruth’s Chris Bread Pudding

 

Follow the step-by-step process below and enjoy this mouth-watering dessert.

Ingredients List

  • 1 8-ounce loaf of French bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 quart milk
  • 1/2 quart half & half
  • 1 stick of sweet butter
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 small apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt

Step-by-step process

Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix the sugar light brown sugar, and divide the mixture equally in half.

Add the cinnamon, beaten eggs, vanilla extract, bourbon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt to one-half of the sugar mixture.

Mix well.

Step 2:

Mix milk, half & half, sweet butter, and the remaining half of the sugar mixture in a medium saucepan.

Bring this to a boil, stirring constantly to avoid scorching.

Mix the hot milk mixture into the egg and sugar mixture, making sure to combine evenly.

Fold in the raisins and the diced apple.

Step 3:

Arrange the bread cubes in a single layer in a greased 1 1/2-inch baking dish.

Pour the egg and milk mixture evenly over the bread cubes, making sure they are completely soaked.

Step 4:

Let the bread absorb the liquid for a few minutes.

Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 45 to 55 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 5:

Remove the pudding from the oven and allow it to cool slightly before serving.

Your Ruth’s Chris Bread Pudding is now ready to be enjoyed.

Remember to share it with your loved ones, and savor the delightful taste of this classic dessert.

Side Dishes for Ruth’s Chris Bread Pudding

Ruth’s Chris Bread Pudding is a delicious and indulgent dessert.

To enhance your dining experience, consider serving it with a variety of side dishes.

This section will cover two popular options: vanilla ice cream and hearty portions.

Vanilla Ice Cream

The classic combination of warm bread pudding and cold vanilla ice cream is difficult to resist.

This creamy and cold side dish complements the warm, cinnamon-flavored bread pudding by contrasting temperature and texture.

As you take a bite of the bread pudding, followed by a spoonful of ice cream, you’ll experience a delightful and harmonious blend of flavors that will leave you craving more.

Ingredients Substitutes

In case you need to use alternative ingredients when making Ruth’s Chris bread pudding, here are some options for substituting the main ingredients:

Different types of bread

Although French bread is called for in the recipe, you can also use other types of bread like brioche, challah, or sourdough.

Make sure to use day-old bread or toast the bread for a better texture in your pudding.

Brown sugar substitutes

If you don’t have brown sugar on hand, you can replace it with either a combination of white sugar and molasses or use coconut sugar or maple syrup as alternatives.

Keep in mind that each substitute may slightly affect the taste and texture of your bread pudding.

To substitute brown sugar with white sugar and molasses, you can use:

  • 1/2 cup white sugar + 1 tbsp molasses for a light brown sugar substitute
  • 1/2 cup white sugar + 2 tbsp molasses for a dark brown sugar substitute

Remember that these ingredient substitutes might slightly alter the taste and texture of your Ruth’s Chris bread pudding, but they can still provide a delicious outcome.

How to Store Ruth’s Chris Bread Pudding

Knowing how to store it properly will help preserve its freshness and taste.

Here are a few tips on how to store your Ruth’s Chris Bread Pudding.

Refrigeration

After your bread pudding has cooled down, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

Please place it in an airtight container to prevent it from absorbing any odors from the fridge.

You can store it safely for up to 5 days.

Freezing

For longer storage, you can freeze the bread pudding.

To do this, cut it into individual portions and wrap each piece with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

Place the wrapped portions in an airtight container, or use freezer bags to prevent any extra moisture or freezer burn.

The frozen pudding can be stored for up to 3 months.

Following these storage guidelines, you can enjoy delicious and fresh Ruth’s Chris Bread Pudding even days after it’s made.

Remember to use proper containers and labeling to ensure your dessert remains safe and tasty.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Here are the most common mistakes to avoid when preparing Ruth’s Chris bread pudding:

Overcooking the Bread Pudding

One common mistake to avoid when preparing Ruth’s Chris bread pudding is overcooking it.

Overcooked bread pudding becomes dry and loses its intended moist texture.

Keep an eye on the pudding as it bakes, and check it after it has been in the oven for 8-12 minutes.

It should be golden brown on top and still slightly soft in the middle.

Insufficient Mixing of Ingredients

Inadequate mixing of ingredients may lead to uneven flavors and textures in your bread pudding.

Thus, it’s essential to ensure thorough mixing of the wet and dry ingredients.

Use your hands or a spatula to mix the bread cubes with the liquid mixture until they are all well-coated.

Overloading the Baking Dish

Finally, take care not to overload your baking dish.

Distributing the bread pudding mixture too thickly in the dish may lead to uneven cooking.

Aiming for a uniform layer will promote even baking and help achieve the desired final texture.

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Ruth's Chris Bread Pudding Recipe

This decadent dessert is not your typical bread pudding, setting itself apart with its unique blend of flavors and textures that will have you craving more.
The Ruth's Chris bread pudding recipe features wonderful ingredients such as raisins, apples, and a hint of bourbon, making it truly special
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Equipment
  • 1 medium saucepan
  • 1 1 1/2-inch baking dish
  • 1 toothpick
Ingredients
  
  • 1 8- ounce loaf of French bread cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 6 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 quart milk
  • 1/2 quart half & half
  • 1 stick of sweet butter
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 small apple peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of salt
Instructions
 
  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Mix the sugar light brown sugar, and divide the mixture equally in half.
    Add the cinnamon, beaten eggs, vanilla extract, bourbon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt to one-half of the sugar mixture.
    Mix well.
  • Mix milk, half & half, sweet butter, and the remaining half of the sugar mixture in a medium saucepan.
    Bring this to a boil, stirring constantly to avoid scorching.
    Mix the hot milk mixture into the egg and sugar mixture, making sure to combine evenly.
    Fold in the raisins and the diced apple.
  • Arrange the bread cubes in a single layer in a greased 1 1/2-inch baking dish.
    Pour the egg and milk mixture evenly over the bread cubes, making sure they are completely soaked.
  • Let the bread absorb the liquid for a few minutes.
    Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 45 to 55 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the pudding from the oven and allow it to cool slightly before serving.
    Your Ruth's Chris Bread Pudding is now ready to be enjoyed.
    Remember to share it with your loved ones, and savor the delightful taste of this classic dessert.

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