Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

There’s a certain magic in recipes passed down through generations, and Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce is no exception. This classic dessert embodies the essence of comfort, warmth, and nostalgia. It’s a dessert that transcends time, bringing with it the cherished memories of family gatherings and the irresistible aroma of home-cooked goodness.


In this delightful recipe for Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Cubed white bread4 cups (8 slices)
Raisins1/2 cup
Milk2 cups
Butter1/4 cup
Sugar1/2 cup
Eggs (slightly beaten)2
Vanilla1 tablespoon
Ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon

Sauce Ingredients:

For the luscious vanilla sauce, you’ll require:

Butter1/2 cup
Sugar1/2 cup
Firmly packed brown sugar1/2 cup
Heavy whipping cream1/2 cup
Vanilla1 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.
  2. Prepare the Bread and Raisins: In a large bowl, combine the cubed white bread and raisins.
  3. 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).
  4. Combine Ingredients: Pour the warm milk mixture over the bread and raisins. Allow it to stand for 10 minutes.
  5. 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.
  6. 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:

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