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Homemade Vanilla Sauce

This homemade vanilla sauce is wonderful over ice cream, bread pudding, breads, and much more. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: homemade vanilla sauce
Servings: 1 cups
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • Pinch cinnamon or nutmeg optional


  • Whisk together sugar, flour, egg, butter and whipping cream.  Bring to a low boil in a saucepan on top of the stove.  Cook on low about 5 minutes until sauce thickens to the consistency you like. Remove and stir in vanilla extract.  Sprinkle on nutmeg or cinnamon to taste.  Makes about 1 1/2 cups.