Breakfast, Dessert

Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Cooking method:

Ninja® Foodi® XL Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer with SmartLid™
  • Prep time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Skill medium
  • Serves 8 people

Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

TIP: Refrigerate any leftovers. To reheat, pour 1/2 cup water into the pot. Place the bread pudding in the pan, then place the pan on the bottom layer of the rack and place in the pot. Use the STEAM & CRISP function at 315°F for 6 minutes.


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy, Eggs



  • 2 cups water, for steaming
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 loaf(1 pound) stale brioche bread, cut in 1-inch pieces


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

Cooking mode

When entering cooking mode - We will enable your screen to stay ‘always on’ to avoid any unnecessary interruptions while you cook!


  • Step 1

    Pour 2 cups of water into the pot. Line the Ninja Multi-Purpose Pan (or 8″ round baking pan) with a nonstick silicone baking mat or aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

  • Step 2

    Whisk eggs, cream, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl until fully combined. Combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl, then add to the wet ingredients and mix until fully combined. Add brioche pieces and toss until evenly coated. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Place brioche mixture in the prepared pan and press into an even layer. Bread should be fully saturated with liquid. If more liquid is needed, pour 1/4 cup more cream over bread. Place pan on the bottom layer of the Deluxe Reversible Rack in the lower position, then place the rack in the pot. Close the lid and move slider to STEAMCRISP.

  • Step 4

    Select STEAM & BAKE, set temperature to 335°F, and time to 20 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (PrE will display for approx. 20 minutes as the unit steams, then the timer will start counting down).

  • Step 5

    When cooking is complete, carefully remove the rack with the pan. Allow to cool and set for 20 to 30 minutes. Carefully empty any remaining water
    from the pot.

  • Step 6

    To make the bourbon sauce, move the slider to AIR FRY/STOVETOP, select SEAR/SAUTÉ, and set temperature to 2.

  • Step 7

    Add butter to the pot and stir until melted, then add remaining sauce ingredients (be extra cautious when adding the bourbon, as it could
    flare). Whisk until sugar is dissolved and sauce thickens, approx. 5 minutes. Transfer sauce to a bowl and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

  • Step 8

    Cut bread pudding into slices and drizzle with bourbon sauce. Serve warm.