Bourbon Sauce

This sweet and boozy sauce was made to top our 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
1 1/2 cups

This sweet Bourbon Sauce has an edge of boozy bite as the bourbon doesn't burn off completely during cooking. It pairs beautifully with our Creole Bread Pudding, but it would be equally delicious drizzled over angel food cake, pound cake, or grilled fruit.


  • 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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