How Do You Make an Easy Bread Pudding Sauce?

How Do You Make an Easy Bread Pudding Sauce?

How Do You Make an Easy Bread Pudding Sauce?

To make an easy bread pudding sauce, combine 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup water, 1/2 cup butter and a 1/4 cup dark rum in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat, and boil gently for 10 minutes or until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. The sauce can be served warm or at room temperature.

Although rum sauce is traditional, many people prefer vanilla or caramel sauce for bread pudding. To make a vanilla sauce, mix together 1/2 cup white sugar, 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and a dash of ground nutmeg in a heavy saucepan. Combine 1 large egg, 2 tablespoons butter and 1 1/4 cups whipping cream and add them to the dry ingredients. Whisk constantly while cooking over medium heat until the mixture is thickened. Remove the sauce from heat and whisk in 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.

To make a caramel sauce, mix together 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup brown sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. When the mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat, and whisk in 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 cup evaporated milk. This sauce can be used immediately or reheated in the microwave.