Old Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Old Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Bread pudding is the ultimate comfort food in my opinion. There’s just something about warm, creamy bread soaked in a sweet, spiced custard that feels like a soothing hug in a bowl. This traditional bread pudding recipe truly brings me back to simpler times.

I have fond memories of my mother making this for dessert on crisp autumn nights. The kitchen would fill with the comforting aroma of vanilla and cinnamon as she whisked together eggs, sugar and spices. Stale bread would transform into soft, pillowy cubes soaking up that fragrant custard. Studded with plump golden raisins and crunchy almond slivers, each spoonful was a delightful texture surprise.

Fresh from the oven in its cozy baking dish, the bread pudding would emerge perfectly set on the outside yet still velvety in the center, begging to be enjoyed. My mother would let my sister and I dig into the first two spoonfuls straight from the dish, that buttery brioche melting in a bath of warm spices and sweet vanilla. Drizzled with a decadent cream sauce, it felt like the ultimate treat – so simple yet so luxurious.

This timeless recipe allows me to relive those wonderful memories with every bite. Give it a try for a trip back to simpler times!

Old Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce is a popular dessert that has been around for centuries. It can be served with custard sauce or whipped cream to add flavor and richness to the dish.

Bread pudding is a dessert prepared by soaking bread in milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract. The ingredients are then mixed and baked for about an hour.


  •     4 slices of sliced bread
  •     1 cup milk
  •     4 eggs
  •     1 cup sugar
  •     1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  •     1 teaspoon vanilla
  •     1 teaspoon salt
  •     1 teaspoon nutmeg
  •     1 cup raisins
  •     1/3 cup slivered almonds


  1. Pre-heat oven to 360 degrees.
  2. Grease the baking pan with butter or caramel.
  3. Cut bread into squares and dip in milk.
  4. While the bread is soaking well, beat the eggs with sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and nutmeg.
  5. Mix the egg mixture with the bread soaked in milk and add the raisins and almonds to the dough.
  6. Pour the batter into the mold previously greased with butter or caramel.
  7. Bake it for one hour until the pudding is cooked.
  8. One way to check for doneness is to insert a knife in the center of the pudding, and if it is dry when you take it out, it is cooked.
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  1. reenie hartje

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  2. Einnoc

    Recipes look great.

  3. Einnoc

    Recipes look awesome

  4. Dorothy Shytles

    These recipes look so good. It reminded me of my grandmother’s baking. Miss it very much?

  5. Mary McConnell

    Do you have the recipe for the vanilla sauce?

  6. Linda Clark

    Will try this recipe plus many more

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