- 1/2 (16-ounce) loaf French bread, broken into 1-inch pieces
- 5 1/2 cups milk, divided
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
- 8 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Bourbon Sauce
How to Make It
Combine bread cubes and 2 cups milk in a large mixing bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Place mixture in a 12- x 8- x 2-inch baking dish; sprinkle with pecans. Pour melted butter over mixture. Toss gently.
Combine remaining milk, eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla, mixing well; pour over bread mixture. Let stand 1 hour.
Place baking dish in a pan of warm water. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm with Bourbon Sauce.