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Honey Bread Pudding with Raisins with Vanilla Sauce

Kathleen Phillips | GritsAndGouda.com
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