Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

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Ingredients for Bread Pudding:

  • 6 cups stale bread, torn into small pieces
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Ingredients for Vanilla Sauce:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×9-inch baking dish and set it aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk and heavy cream. Add the torn bread pieces and let them soak in the mixture for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until well combined.
  4. Gradually pour the egg mixture into the soaked bread, stirring gently to combine. If desired, add the raisins and mix them in as well.
  5. Pour the bread pudding mixture into the greased baking dish, spreading it evenly. Press down lightly to make sure the bread is soaked in the liquid.

  1. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the pudding is set and golden brown on top.
  2. While the bread pudding is baking, prepare the vanilla sauce. In a small saucepan, combine the heavy cream, sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a gentle boil.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Once the bread pudding is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, drizzled with the vanilla sauce.

Enjoy your Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce! It’s best served fresh, but you can store any leftovers in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

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