Bread Pudding with Ironworks Rum Sauce

Sure you’ve had bread pudding before, but have you ever tried it with a rum sauce? Better yet, an Ironworks Distillery rum sauce? Once you try this recipe, this is bound to be your new go-to! Serve with a glass of Ironworks Distillery‘s Sweet Apple Brandy as the perfect compliment to this sweet treat.


Bread Pudding

3 cups whipping cream
9 large eggs
1 1/2 cups white sugar
12 tbsp rum-soaked raisins
1 lb bread scraps, cubed
1 1/2 tbsp vanilla martello

Rum Sauce

4 lbs butter
2 cups whipping cream
4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup Ironworks Distillery Bluenose Rum

Suggested Pairing: Ironworks Distillery’s Sweet Apple Brandy

We took our traditional Apple Brandy, made from 100% Nova Scotia apples, fermented, distilled, and aged in Lunenburg, then we added just a bit of local maple syrup. It’s a perfect compliment to this rich and delicious dessert.


Serves: 12

Bread Pudding

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Using a mixer, mix all ingredients except for bread and raisins. Mix until smooth, then cover and leave overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of raisins to the bottom of each ramekin.
  4. Ladle 2 oz. of pudding mixture into the bottom. Top with enough bread cubes to slightly over-fill the ramekin.
  5. Ladle 3 oz. of pudding mixture over top of the bread cubes.
  6. Fill a deep pan with a couple inches of water and places ramekins in the water.
  7. Place in the pre-heated oven and bake until bread starts to turn brown. To test, poke the centre – it should have resistance.
  8. Remove from the oven, and pan, let cool.

Rum Sauce

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat, stir in brown sugar.
  2. Once fully combined, add rum and stir.
  3. Allow mixture to come to a boil, while continuously stirring.
  4. Add cream and mix thoroughly.

To Serve

  1. Remove the bread pudding from ramekin and place on plate. Top with 2 oz. of warm rum sauce.
  2. Pair with a glass of Ironworks Apple Brandy, served in a NovaScotian Crystal brandy snifter (shown here in the Windsor pattern) to make it even more decadent.

Local Source Guide:

Ironworks Bluenose Rum & Sweet Apple Brandy: Purchase at Ironworks Distillery, on their online store, at select NSLC locations and select Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia locations.

NovaScotian Crystal: Purchase at NovaScotian Crystal or on their online store.

Recipe provided by: Grand Banker Bar & Grill and Ironworks Distillery
This recipe is featured in our 2019 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide.

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