Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

I love entertaining-there’s something wonderful about bringing someone into your home and fattening them up. It makes a weird lady, like me, feel good. In fact, if you are ever in the area-look me up. We’ll start off with my homemade Jalapeno Jelly, Cream Cheese and Crackers. Then, we’ll move on to a yummy Whole Wheat Pizza or maybe Sesame Almond Chicken for dinner.


Then, we’ll top off the evening with a warm, rich dessert that hits the spot-Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce. This simple dessert can be made ahead of time and is so very delectable. I don’t use that word-“delectable”-lightly, mind you.

At the end of the evening, we will both be so stuffed that a lounge by the fireplace with a gas of wine will be the only remedy.


This recipe is similar to others-however, I found that increasing the amount of raisins, cinnamon and using Mexican Vanilla takes this over the top.

Here’s what you’ll need to make Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce.

For the Pudding:
4-5 Cups of Sweet Breads
-toasted and cut into 1″ cubed pieces
-or cut into cubes and dried in the oven at 300 degrees for 10 minutes
1/2 Cup of Raisins or dried fruit of your choice
2 Slightly Beaten Eggs
2 Cups of Milk
1/4 Cup Melted Butter
1/2 Cup + 2 TBS Sugar
1 tsp (heaping) Cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp Mexican Vanilla (substitute with regular vanilla, if applicable-but add another 1/4 tsp)


For the Butterscotch Sauce:
1/2 Cup of unsalted Butter
1/2 Cup Half and Half
1/3 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Mexican Vanilla (substitute with regular vanilla, if applicable-but add another 1/4 tsp)


Combine the cubed bread pieces and raisins in a large mixing bowl.


In another medium mixing bowl, slightly beat the 2 eggs.


Add the 2 Cups of Milk.


Add the melted butter.


Next, add the sugar and stir thoroughly.


Add the 1 tsp Cinnamon.


And the 1/2 tsp of Nutmeg.


Finally, add the 1 1/2 tsp of Mexican Vanilla.


Stir thoroughly until the spices are distributed throughout the liquid.


Add the liquid mixture to the cubed bread and raisins.


Gently fold the liquid mixture in with a spatula.


Pour the bread pudding into a greased 8 x 8 pan.
Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes, or until puffy and a knife comes out of the center clean.


Now-for the Butterscotch Sauce! (Make this right before you serve the bread pudding.)

Combine everything, except for the Mexican Vanilla, in a medium saucepan and cook over a medium/low heat for 5-8 minutes or until slightly thickened. Once the liquid comes to a full boil, immediately remove from heat.
Add the 1 1/2 tsp Mexican Vanilla and stir.


Transfer the desired amount of Bread Pudding onto a plate and pour the hot Butterscotch Sauce on top.

Grab your socks (so they aren’t blown off) and enjoy!

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16 Responses to "Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce"

  1. Virginia says:

    Sounds delicious! I wish I had a piece right now with a cup of coffee! Pinning it.

  2. angie says:

    oh this sounds delicious can also imagine how much the odor in the kitchen would be as you smell this come see me at

  3. Laura says:

    I love bread pudding and butterscotch, so sounds like a definite winner to me. I am a new follower from Frugal Friday.

  4. Jill @ says:

    Love this! We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party this Friday (the 10th) and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button!

  5. Robin Boateng says:

    New follower from the Show your Stuff blog hop. This looks delish.

  6. Amy@One Artsy Mama says:

    Sounds good! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  7. Jill says:

    Oh that looks seriously wicked and fabulous!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. Kristi says:

    Am I reading right? HOT Butterscotch Sauce…that sounds UnBeLiEvAbLe!! Bread pudding is my guiltiest pleasure. Would be delighted for you to link this up to Mop It Up Mondays (going on through Friday):

  9. emily says:

    yum! This looks amazing. I think this is my first time to your site. Love what I see, have to take a good look around!!! Would love for you to come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday party!

  10. Becky says:

    Well, I’m certainly sneaking off to the cupboard now. I’m starving after looking at this! Please link up to Foodie Friday

  11. Mrs. Jen B says:

    OMG I love bread pudding and this looks phenomenal!

  12. Just Winging It says:

    Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop; You are invited to come back:

  13. Sherry says:

    Rebekah, Yum -this is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sherry

  14. Mayje says:

    Hi! I love bread pudding and I will definitely try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Susie Buetow says:

    Love this! I would love for you to link this up in my New Orleans link up. Bread pudding is served everywhere down there!

    I also saw the Pizza link and would love for you to link up in my Happy Friday Pizza link up

    I’m following you on Pinterest and will be pinning all the Post linked up in my two link ups! Stop in.



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