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Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Timeless Comfort: Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce Imagine a dessert that combines the comforting warmth of bread, the richness of custard, and the sweetness of a velvety vanilla sauce. Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce is a nostalgic treat that transports you to simpler times. This recipe promises the perfect balance of creamy, sweet, and aromatic flavors, making it a timeless comfort dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. Prepare to indulge in the heartwarming magic of this classic bread pudding.

Homemade Comfort

The star of this dessert is the homemade bread pudding, crafted from everyday ingredients that come together to create something extraordinary.

Velvety Elegance

The dessert is elevated by the luscious and velvety vanilla sauce that drapes over the warm bread pudding.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce with these variations:

  1. Fruity Twist: Add raisins, dried cranberries, or chopped apples for a fruity burst of flavor.
  2. Spice It Up: Incorporate ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice into the custard mixture for a spiced variation.
  3. Chocolate Delight: Fold in chocolate chips or chunks for a decadent chocolate bread pudding.


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Now that you’ve discovered the timeless comfort of Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce, it’s time to savor its homemade comfort and velvety elegance. Share it with family and friends, serve it warm or chilled, or enjoy it as a heartwarming treat that evokes fond memories. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your favorite variations or serving ideas with us. Happy indulging!

Tips or Notes:

  • Stale or day-old bread works best for bread pudding as it absorbs the custard mixture more effectively.
  • Customize the sweetness of the custard by adjusting the amount of sugar or using different types of sweeteners.
  • You can use any type of bread you prefer, such as French bread, brioche, or challah.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make the vanilla sauce ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the vanilla sauce in advance and refrigerate it. Reheat it gently before serving.

Can I use a different sauce for the bread pudding?

Absolutely! You can explore various sauces like caramel, chocolate, or butterscotch to complement your bread pudding.

Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

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  • For Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding:
  • 6 cups 6 (about 300g) stale bread cubes (1-inch pieces)

  • 4 large 4 eggs

  • 2 cups 2 (480ml) whole milk

  • 1 cup 1 (240ml) heavy cream

  • 1 cup 1 (200g) granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons 2 vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 salt

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (60g) raisins (optional)

  • For Vanilla Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (1 stick or 113g) unsalted butter

  • 1 cup 1 (200g) granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon 1 vanilla extract


  • For the Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch (23x33cm) baking dish.
  • Place the stale bread cubes in the prepared baking dish, spreading them out evenly.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, whole milk, heavy cream, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and salt until well combined.
  • Pour the custard mixture over the bread cubes, making sure all the bread is soaked. You can gently press the bread down with a fork to ensure even soaking.
  • If using raisins, sprinkle them evenly over the bread pudding.
  • Let the bread pudding sit for about 15 minutes to allow the bread to absorb the custard.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown, and the pudding is set in the center.
  • Remove the bread pudding from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.
  • For the Vanilla Sauce:
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the unsalted butter.
  • Stir in the granulated sugar and heavy cream.
  • Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly, until it thickens and the sugar has dissolved.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Serve your Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding warm with a drizzle of vanilla sauce.
  • Savor the timeless comfort of your Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce!

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