If you’re looking for a rich and decadent dessert that is easy to make and perfect for summer, you’ll love this Bourbon Raisin Caramel Pecan Rice Pudding.
I had some of this delicious rice pudding in my refrigerator. I love this stuff. Have you ever had rice pudding? If not, you must hear what I have to say. I’m sure you’re probably thinking that rice is only meant as a side dish or with sushi. Not true. A good rice pudding is one of my favorite desserts. Its rich and creamy, and the rice gives it a great texture.
I wanted to take my rice pudding to the next level my mixing it with some great ingredients. My husband suggested dark chocolate and caramelized bananas. I quickly shot him down because his ideas are usually weird and not good. He loves to eat but he doesn’t create much in the kitchen. Now that I think about it, what he suggested sounds delicious and I will certainly make that my next dessert idea. I went with my sister’s recommendation which was to use soaked raisins and spices. I took it the extra mile by mixing in an easy caramel sauce with some pecans for added crunch.
You can do this part however you like – layer it or mix it, use as much pudding/caramel/raisins as your heart desires. I decided to layer simply because I think it looks pretty and I want people to see what’s in there. I started off with a big scoop of rice pudding covered in cinnamon and nutmeg.
Oh yes. This dessert was quite delicious, indeed!
This recipe uses pure vanilla extract. Did you know you can make your own homemade vanilla extract? It makes the perfect gift too. Watch how in the video below.
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 3 tablespoons bourbon whiskey
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla
- Pinch Of Salt
- 3/4 cup pecans
- 22 ounce tub Kozy Shack Rice Pudding
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (ceylon recommended)
- dash of freshly ground nutmeg
- Combine the raisins and the bourbon in a small pot over medium heat. As soon as the bourbon starts to boil, reduce heat to low and cook until all/most of the moisture has evaporated.
- Remove from heat and cover pot with lid until raisins are completely cool.
- Combine the brown sugar, heavy cream, butter, and vanilla in a medium sized pot. Stir to combine and bring to a rapid boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Continue to cook for about 5-10 minutes to develop the flavors. Refrigerate to cool. Caramel will thicken as it cools.
- Alternate layers of rice pudding covered with cinnamon and nutmeg with layers of caramel and pecans as well as the raisins. You can choose to stir the cinnamon, nutmeg, and raisins into the pudding as well. How much you use and how you do it is complete personal preference.