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Honey Bread Pudding with Raisins with Vanilla Sauce

Kathleen Royal Phillips
The secret to the sticky sweet, distinct taste and perfectly browned edges is honey and butter drizzled over the top.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 servings
Calories 310 kcal


  • 1 16-oz loaf French bread, torn into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup honey

Vanilla Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk or half and half
  • 1 vanilla bean OR 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Place pieces of bread in a large bowl and pour milk over bread. Give it a gentle stir
    and let stand 10 minutes.
  • Whisk eggs in a medium size bowl; add sugar, raisins, 3 tablespoons butter, and
    vanilla and stir well. Pour egg mixture over soaked bread as you stir gently.
    You want the pieces of bread to hold their shape.
  • Pour mixture into a buttered 13 x 9-inch baking dish or sprayed with cooking spray. Stir together honey and remaining melted butter;drizzle over bread pudding. Bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes or until edges are browned and mixture is bubbly. Serve warm or chilled with or without optional sauce.

Vanilla Sauce OPITIONAL

  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Add sugar and milk. Cook over medium heat until it comes to a boil, stirring often. Meanwhile, stir together cornstarch and water to make a slurry.
  • When mixture comes to a boil, stir in cornstarch slurry and vanilla. Cook over medium heat 1 minute, stirring constantly, or until slightly thickened.
  • Variation: Instead of vanilla extract, split one vanilla bean in half, to but not through the other side and scrape out the vanilla beans and add with the cornstarch slurry.


Variations: Trade dried cranberries for raisins and add 1/2 cup white chocolate chips. Use chocolate milk for whole milk and add 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
Keyword bread pudding, day old bread, honey, leftovers, new orleans, raisins