Bourbon Sauce Recipe

This sweet sauce was made to top Creole Bread Pudding but would be delicious served over ice cream or other desserts. 

Bourbon Sauce
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Hands On Time:
18 mins
Total Time:
18 mins
Makes 1 1/2 cups


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons bourbon

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes. Stir in cream and sugar; cook, whisking constantly, 3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in bourbon, vanilla, and nutmeg; cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

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