Monday, June 21, 2010

Bread Pudding with Vanilla Butter Sauce

A neighbor made this wonderful dessert for us when we brought Mr. Lego home from the hospital. I fell in love with it and begged for the recipe. The sauce is the best part, in my opinion. You will want to slurp it up through a straw!

For the bread pudding, you will need:

2 eggs
2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
1 TBSP melted butter
1 teas ground cinnamon
10 slices day old bread, torn into small pieces
(you can also use leftover hamburger or hotdog buns)
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, sugar, butter and cinnamon.

Add the bread pieces and mix well. You want every bit of bread to be wet. Pour into a greased 8x8 dish. Sprinkle with nuts if desired.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. The bread pudding will be puffed up until it cools, then it deflates. That's okay.

Now let's make the scrumptious vanilla butter sauce. You'll need:

2/3 cup sugar
2 TBSP flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 teas vanilla

In a saucepan combine the sugar, flour and water until smooth. Cut the butter into pieces, then add to the pan.

Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 3 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cooks. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Now comes the best part! Scoop up some bread pudding into a bowl, then smother with sauce. You can serve this warm or cold, but warm is better to me!

Click here for a printable recipe. Enjoy!

For more great recipes, visit Blessed with Grace's Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.


  1. This looks delicious! Stop by our blog tomorrow to "pick up" something.