My grandma passed down this recipe, and we continue to make this on the regular. It’ll be our fourth time this month

Picture this: the inviting aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and freshly made bread wafting through your warm and welcoming kitchen. Imagine indulging in a spoonful of warm, silky bread pudding, adorned with a generous dollop of delicious vanilla sauce. Desserts don’t get much more sublime than this culinary masterpiece, which will transport you to a realm of pure bliss. Once you try this delectable bread pudding in a casserole with vanilla sauce, you’ll find it hard to resist. So, make sure to hold onto this recipe.

The air was heavy with the comforting scent of spices as the snow softly fell outside on a cold winter night. My kind and generous grandma, a master chef, stood in the kitchen, meticulously crafting her famous bread pudding. Inspired by her, I too aspire to create heartwarming treats and share her cherished recipe with you. May this dish become a beloved favorite in your family as it has been in mine, as I pass it on to you now.

Delicious Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce in a Casserole Dish


  • 4 cups of cubed bread, approximately one inch thick and at least one day old
  • 2 and 3/4 cups of milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup raisins (optional)
  • Vanilla Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup full-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a casserole dish with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine milk, eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt. Whisk until well combined and smooth.
  3. Gently fold in the cubed bread, ensuring it is evenly coated with the liquid mixture. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to allow the bread to soak up the custard.
  4. If using raisins, add them to the bread mixture.
  5. Pour the melted butter over the bread mixture and stir gently to combine.
  6. Spread the bread pudding mixture evenly into the prepared casserole dish.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the middle is set. To check for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center; it should come out clean.
  8. While the bread pudding bakes, prepare the vanilla sauce. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, granulated sugar, and milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until the sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Do not let it boil. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.
  9. Once the bread pudding is done baking, allow it to cool for a few minutes. Serve warm, topped with the prepared vanilla sauce.

Indulge in the delightful flavors of this bread pudding dish, accompanied by velvety vanilla sauce. Let it create cherished memories and bring warmth to your heart as you share it with loved ones. Enjoy every heavenly bite, and let the comforting aromas envelop you in a culinary symphony.

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