old-fashioned bread pudding with vanilla sauce


Hello friend it’s dianaluis here from Life with dianaluis. If you’re craving a taste of nostalgia, this old-fashioned bread pudding with vanilla sauce is sure to transport you back to simpler times. This classic dessert is a timeless favorite, beloved for its comforting warmth and rich, creamy texture. Made from simple pantry staples, bread pudding transforms day-old bread into a delightful treat, infused with the sweet and aromatic flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Topped with a luscious homemade vanilla sauce, this dish is perfect for family gatherings, holidays, or anytime you need a little extra comfort on your table. Let’s dive into the recipe and bring a bit of old-fashioned charm to your kitchen!


– 4 cups (about 8 slices) day-old bread, cubed
– 2 cups milk
– 1/4 cup butter, melted
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 2 eggs, beaten
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
2. Place the bread cubes in a greased 8-inch square baking dish.
3. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk until warm (do not boil). Remove from heat and stir in the melted butter.
4. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Gradually stir in the milk mixture.
5. Pour the mixture over the bread cubes, pressing the bread down gently to ensure it’s all covered and soaking up the mixture.
6. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes to absorb the liquid.
7. If using raisins, sprinkle them over the top and gently mix them into the bread mixture.
8. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
9. Remove from oven and let it cool slightly before serving.

Vanilla Sauce

– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1/2 cup brown sugar
– 1/2 cup butter
– 1/2 cup heavy cream
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, brown sugar, butter, and heavy cream.
2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil.
3. Reduce heat and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes, continuing to stir until the sauce thickens slightly.
4. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
5. Serve the warm sauce over the bread pudding.

Serve the bread pudding warm with a generous drizzle of vanilla sauce on top. Enjoy this comforting and nostalgic dessert!

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