Grandmas Old Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Indulge in the comforting flavors of this classic dessert that brings back memories of Grandma’s kitchen. This bread pudding is a perfect blend of soft bread cubes, plump raisins, and a rich vanilla sauce that will warm your heart with every bite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • It’s a nostalgic treat that evokes feelings of warmth and coziness.
  • The combination of bread pudding and velvety vanilla sauce creates a delightful contrast of textures and flavors.
  • This dessert is simple to make and perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a family gathering or a quiet evening at home.


  • 4 cups (8 slices) cubed white bread
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine bread and raisins in a large bowl.
  3. In a 1-quart saucepan, combine milk and 1/4 cup butter. Cook over medium heat until the butter is melted (4 to 7 minutes).
  4. Pour the milk mixture over the bread and let it stand for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in all remaining pudding ingredients.
  6. Pour the mixture into a greased 1 1/2-quart casserole.
  7. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until set in the center.

Sauce Directions:

  1. Combine all sauce ingredients except vanilla in a 1-quart saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and comes to a full boil (5 to 8 minutes).
  3. Stir in the vanilla.

Storage: Store the bread pudding with vanilla sauce in the refrigerator to keep it fresh for several days.

Recipe Tips:

  • For added richness, you can sprinkle some cinnamon on top of the bread pudding before baking.
  • Serve the pudding warm with a generous drizzle of the luscious vanilla sauce for the ultimate indulgence.

Enjoy this delightful Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce and savor every spoonful of this timeless dessert!

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