Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

What makes grandma’s old-fashioned bread pudding so good? Cream, sugar, and cinnamon. The deep, rich flavors of this traditional English dessert reflect the centuries of experimentation that have gone into its preparation. The result is a moist, fluffy pudding that is sure to satisfy sweet tooth seekers and stomach pleasers alike.

Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding can be eaten straight from the refrigerator or heated in a pan with a little butter and sugar until ready to serve. It makes a great breakfast dish or dessert when serving guests.

Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce



  • 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 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla



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


  • Combine all sauce ingredients except vanilla in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil (5 to 8 minutes).
  • Take off the heat and stir in vanilla.
  • To serve, spoon warm pudding into individual dessert dishes; serve with sauce. Store refrigerated
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
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