Susie's Bread Pudding with Lemon Sauce

Karen Thiemermann


This special bread pudding is a dish I learned to make while working in the small German town of Fredericksburg, Tx. It is so simple to make and definitely falls into the category of comfort food!
I used to make this for my sister when she needed comforting --she loved it so much. She was just diagnosed with cancer so I named this after her.


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  • 8
  • 4 3/4 c
  • 6 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 6 c
    toasted and buttered french bread, diced
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated lemon zest

How to Make Susie's Bread Pudding with Lemon Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or butter a 13"by 9" pan.
  2. Beat 6 eggs with 2 and 3/4 c. sugar, milk,vanilla, and salt.
  3. Place bread cubes in prepared pan and pour liquid mixture over. Let soak for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Place pan into larger pan and fill with hot water for water bath; this will keep pudding from drying out.
  5. Bake for 1 hour, or till knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. While pudding is in oven, prepare lemon sauce. In small saucepan over med. high heat, melt butter.
  7. Beat the 2 remaining eggs.
  8. Add remaining sugar, beaten eggs, water, lemon juice and zest to butter and stir till bubbling. Remove from heat.
  9. After carefully removing pudding from oven, pour lemon sauce over and let stand till sauce is set. Best served warm.

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About Susie's Bread Pudding with Lemon Sauce

Course/Dish: Puddings Fruit Sauces
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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