Vanilla Sauce Recipe -
Vanilla Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 16 mins

Vanilla Sauce

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"This is a great sauce to serve over gingerbread! It has been my favorite dessert since I was a child!"

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Original recipe makes 2 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 min

    16 mins


  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in the water, stirring until blended. Bring mixture to a boil and continue to cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and mix in the butter and vanilla. Serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 29, 2007

Perfect over recipe for Bread Pudding II submitted by Ellen Warfield! I took the advice of another review and changed it to two TBSP cornstarch to 1 cup water. Served warm. It was the perfect consistency!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 14, 2003

I used this recipe for the topping of an 8x8 pan of bread pudding. I used only 1 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of corstarch to amke it thicker. In the end it came out great!

Nov 14, 2004

Good start, but needs work. Definitely reduce the water to 1 cup and add another tablespoon cornstarch. Very good with these changes!

Aug 26, 2008

I'm glad I read the review before attempting this recipe. I did like the others and used 1 cup of water and 2 tbsp. of cornstarch. It came out pretty good. I used it over Bread Pudding II from this site. I might try adding a little whiskey to this to see what happens to the flavor next time.......

Apr 06, 2005

Keep the ingredients the same , except add an additional 1 tbsp cornstarch.

Dec 24, 2003

I also got a very watery syrup that would not thicken up, but I think the problem is that the submitter put in her recipe to use white sugar meaning confectioner sugar not regular granulated sugar, though when a normal recipe calls for white sugar it is usually means regular sugar so thats what I used. I figured I would try it again with the powdered sugar and see if that comes out better.

Oct 02, 2006

I made the changes suggested by other reviewers: used half the water, twice the cornstarch, confectioner's sugar. I also added half a cup of evaporated milk when I added the butter and vanilla. Not only very good on the bread pudding I made it for, but good cold the next day with store-bought molasses cookies.

Sep 13, 2007

i was looking for a quick and easy vanilla sauce to go with a jewish apple cake i made, and this was quick, easy, and delicious! its a little more carmel than vanilla, but carmel and apple go well together. i did reduce the water to 1 cup and increase the cornstarch to 2 tablespoons and it turned out perfectly. this would also be fabulous with bread pudding.


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  • Calories
  • 88 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 23 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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