LuAnn's Family Favorites Recipes

Warm Vanilla Custard Sauce

This is SO good over pound cake, bread pudding…even just licked off a spoon!

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  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In the top of a double boiler, whisk together the whole eggs, sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk, then cook over boiling water, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the spoon.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla until the butter is melted.
  3. Serve warm.


Recipe by LuAnn Bermeo, author of Amazing Meals I and II, a two-volume collection of family-approved, plant-based recipes; loosely based on a recipe from a Country Cooking magazine from the 1990s.

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