Firm breads make the best bread pudding because the cut pieces hold up to all of the liquid ingredients without becoming mushy. Although firm bread is best, avoid artisan or rustic breads with a very crisp or hard crust.
For 7 grams of fat and 300 calories per serving, substitute 4 cups fat-free (skim) milk and 1 cup half-and-half for the milk and whipping cream. Substitute 2 eggs and 1/2 cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product for the 4 eggs and 1 egg yolk. Instead of Whiskey Sauce, stir 1 tablespoon bourbon into 1 cup fat-free caramel topping; heat if desired.