Grandmas OldFashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Indulge in the comforting nostalgia of Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce. This classic recipe brings together simple ingredients to create a warm and delightful dessert that will transport you back to the heart of home-cooked goodness.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • The perfect blend of soft, custardy bread and plump raisins makes each bite a heavenly experience.
  • The vanilla sauce, with its rich and velvety texture, adds a luxurious finish to the wholesome bread pudding.
  • Easy-to-follow steps that capture the essence of traditional baking, creating a dessert that’s both timeless and satisfying.


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

Sauce Directions:

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

To Serve:

Spoon warm pudding into individual dessert dishes and serve with the decadent vanilla sauce.


Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tips:

For an extra touch of indulgence, consider adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream when serving. This timeless dessert is perfect for family gatherings or whenever you crave a taste of classic homemade goodness.

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