Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

In this delightful recipe for Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce,

you’ll need the following ingredients:

Cubed white bread 4 cups (8 slices)
Raisins 1/2 cup
Milk 2 cups
Butter 1/4 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup
Eggs (slightly beaten) 2
Vanilla 1 tablespoon
Ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon

Sauce Ingredients:

For the luscious vanilla sauce, you’ll require:

Butter 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup
Firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup
Heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup
Vanilla 1 tablespoon

How To Make Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce:

Follow these simple steps to create a heartwarming dessert:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Begin by heating your oven to 350°F.


  1. Prepare the Bread and Raisins: In a large bowl, combine the cubed white bread and raisins.


  1. Prepare the Milk Mixture: In a 1-quart saucepan, combine 2 cups of milk and 1/4 cup of butter. Cook over medium heat until the butter is melted (usually takes 4 to 7 minutes).


  1. Combine Ingredients: Pour the warm milk mixture over the bread and raisins. Allow it to stand for 10 minutes.


  1. Add Remaining Pudding Ingredients: After the 10 minutes, stir in all the remaining pudding ingredients, including 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 slightly beaten eggs, 1 tablespoon of vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.


  1. Bake the Pudding: Pour the mixture into a greased 1 1/2-quart casserole dish. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until the pudding is set in the center.

Directions for Sauce:

Now, let’s prepare the delectable vanilla sauce:

  1. Combine Sauce Ingredients: In a 1-quart saucepan, combine all the sauce ingredients except the vanilla. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and comes to a full boil. This usually takes about 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in Vanilla: Once the sauce has thickened, stir in 1 tablespoon of vanilla.
  3. Serve with Warm Pudding: To serve, spoon the warm bread pudding into individual dessert dishes and generously drizzle the sauce over it. For best results, store any leftovers refrigerated.
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