Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce Recipe

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Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce Recipe: A Classic Dessert to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Are you in the mood for a warm and comforting dessert that will remind you of your childhood? Look no further than Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce recipe. This classic dessert has been passed down through generations and is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.


  • 6 cups cubed bread (stale or toasted)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the vanilla sauce:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the bread, milk, and melted butter. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes to allow the bread to soak up the liquid.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract together. Add this mixture to the bread mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the center is set.
  5. While the bread pudding is baking, prepare the vanilla sauce. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sugar and heavy cream and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  7. Serve the bread pudding warm with a drizzle of vanilla sauce over the top.


  • You can use any type of bread for this recipe, but it’s best to use something with a denser texture like French bread or sourdough.
  • If you don’t have nutmeg on hand, you can substitute it with allspice or ginger.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven before serving.

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