Desserts

Half-Hour Pudding

A vintage dessert that, you guessed it, only takes 30 minutes to bake. You may remember Grandma making Half-Hour Pudding! It’s a classic recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation.

Half-Hour Pudding - An easy vintage dessert recipe just like Grandma used to make. The sweet bread pudding bakes in a rich caramel sauce for 30 minutes.

Half-Hour Pudding

I can’t remember when I first tried Half-Hour Pudding. It may have been at my Grandmother’s house when I was a child. She was always baking up sweet treats. I miss her recipes and her company dearly. When you find a recipe from grandma, you know it’s a keeper.

So what is Half-Hour Pudding? It’s basically a sweet bread pudding baked in a rich caramel sauce. If you have a sweet tooth, you are going to want to print this recipe below.

Half-Hour Pudding - An easy vintage dessert recipe just like Grandma used to make. The sweet bread pudding bakes in a rich caramel sauce for 30 minutes.

I think one of the reasons I love this recipe is my obsession with caramel. Give me caramel over chocolate any day. I love the sweetness, the silkiness and how smooth it tastes on your tongue.

Half-Hour Pudding - An easy vintage dessert recipe just like Grandma used to make. The sweet bread pudding bakes in a rich caramel sauce for 30 minutes.

How to Make Half-Hour Pudding

I’m going to warn you, it’s sugary!

First, you’ll make the cake part of the recipe by stirring the brown sugar, milk, flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Set aside for later.

Half-Hour Pudding - An easy vintage dessert recipe just like Grandma used to make. The sweet bread pudding bakes in a rich caramel sauce for 30 minutes.

Next comes my favourite part – the luscious caramel sauce. Bring the water to a boil on the stove. Stir in brown sugar and butter. Boil for 5 minutes.

Pour the sauce into a 9×13 baking pan. Top with the cake batter. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect. It’s better this way.

Bake for 30 minutes and serve!

Half-Hour Pudding - An easy vintage dessert recipe just like Grandma used to make. The sweet bread pudding bakes in a rich caramel sauce for 30 minutes.

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I serve this dessert in parfait dishes filled to the brim. We all love this easy dessert!

Every time I make this recipe, I remember Grandma. I hope you’ll give it a try and share it with your family too!

For more vintage desserts, check out Fruit Cocktail Cake, Cracker Pudding and Wacky Cake.

Half-Hour Pudding - An easy vintage dessert recipe just like Grandma used to make. The sweet bread pudding bakes in a rich caramel sauce for 30 minutes.

Half-Hour Pudding

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
An easy vintage dessert recipe just like Grandma used to make. The sweet bread pudding bakes in a rich caramel sauce for 30 minutes.

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder

Sauce

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 tsp butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Stir together cake ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Bring water to a boil on the stove. Add in brown sugar and butter and stir. Boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour sauce into a 9x13 baking pan. Top with cake batter mixture. Bake for 30 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357 Total Fat: 1.9g Saturated Fat: 1.1g Unsaturated Fat: 0.7g Cholesterol: 5.6mg Sodium: 50.3mg Carbohydrates: 81.4g Fiber: 0.9g Sugar: 56g Protein: 5.4g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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