10+ Sauces for Bread Pudding (with Easy Recipes)

Bread pudding is a classic dessert that can be enjoyed on its own, but it’s even better when served with a sauce. The right sauce can add flavor, richness, and moisture to the dish, making it truly special. Here are 10+ delicious sauces for bread pudding.

Here are some tips for serving bread pudding with sauce:

  • Serve the sauce warm or room temperature.
  • Pour the sauce over the bread pudding just before serving.
  • Serve the bread pudding and sauce immediately.
  • For a more elegant presentation, spoon the sauce over individual slices of bread pudding.

No matter what sauce you choose, bread pudding is sure to be a delicious and satisfying dessert. So next time you make bread pudding, don’t forget the sauce!

The Best Sauces for Bread Pudding

Salted caramel sauce in small weck jar.
Caramel Sauce
Caramel sauce is a classic sauce that is always a crowd-pleaser. It's made with sugar, butter, and cream. The sauce is rich and creamy, with a deep caramel flavor.
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Vanilla Sauce for Bread Pudding — Marley’s Menu
Vanilla Sauce
A simple vanilla sauce is a classic accompaniment to bread pudding. It's made with just a few ingredients, including milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and cornstarch. The sauce is smooth and creamy, and it perfectly complements the sweetness of the bread pudding.
Get the RECIPE from Marley’s Menu
Rum Sauce
Rum sauce is a sweet and boozy sauce that is perfect for adults. It's made with rum, brown sugar, butter, and heavy cream. The sauce is slightly thickened, but it's still pourable.
Get the RECIPE from Chef Janet
Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce (Recipe + Video) - Little Sweet Baker
Bourbon Sauce
Bourbon sauce is a rich and flavorful sauce that adds a touch of boozy sweetness to bread pudding. It's made with bourbon, brown sugar, butter, and heavy cream. The sauce is slightly thickened, but it's still pourable.
Get the RECIPE from Little Sweet Baker
Lemon Berry Bread Pudding
Lemon Sauce
Lemon sauce is a bright and refreshing sauce that pairs well with bread pudding. The sauce is tart and tangy, but it's also creamy and smooth.
Get the RECIPE from Glorious Treats
Cinnamon Caramel Sauce
Cinnamon caramel sauce is a delicious twist on the classic caramel sauce. It's made with cinnamon, brown sugar, butter, and cream. The sauce is rich and creamy, with a warm cinnamon flavor.
Get the RECIPE from Culinary Hill
Whiskey Sauce
Whiskey sauce is a rich and flavorful sauce that adds a touch of boozy sweetness to bread pudding. It's made with whiskey, brown sugar, butter, and heavy cream. The sauce is slightly thickened, but it's still pourable.
Get the RECIPE from The Cookie Rookie
Kahlua Cream Sauce
Challah bread pudding with sweet cream, nuts, and raisins creates an unforgettable dessert, with a heavenly cream sauce, you might lick the plate clean!
Get the RECIPE from Barefeet in the Kitchen
Brandy Sauce
Brandy sauce is a rich and flavorful sauce that adds a touch of boozy sweetness to bread pudding. It's made with brandy, brown sugar, butter, and heavy cream. The sauce is slightly thickened, but it's still pourable.
Get the RECIPE from Recipe Goldmine
Berry Compote
Berry compote is a fruity and refreshing sauce that pairs well with bread pudding. It's made with berries, sugar, and water. The compote is slightly thickened, but it's still pourable.
Get the RECIPE from Muy Bueno Blog

These are just a few of the many sauces that can be served with bread pudding. With so many delicious options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect sauce to complement your favorite bread pudding recipe.

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10+ Sauces for Bread Pudding

Bread pudding can be enjoyed on its own, but it's even better when served with a sauce! Try this 15 Minute Easy Salted Caramel Sauce. It's delicious on bread pudding.
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Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat and stir with rubber spatula until sugar is liquefied and amber in color.
  • Once sugar is completely melted, add butter and stir until dissolved.
  • Slowly add in heavy cream and heat for one minute.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla and salt.
  • The sauce will keep for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

Notes

This recipe makes 1 cup of salted caramel sauce. 
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Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Calcium: 16mg

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