Bread Pudding in Casserole with Vanilla Sauce

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Envision the warm embrace of your kitchen filled with the comforting aroma of freshly baked bread, intertwined with the sweet allure of cinnamon and nutmeg. Imagine diving into a slice of bread pudding, so warm and tender, each spoonful crowned with a heavenly drizzle of rich vanilla sauce.

This isn’t just any dessert; it’s a culinary gem that promises to whisk you away to a realm of comfort and sheer delight. Cherish this recipe for bread pudding in casserole with vanilla sauce, for it’s sure to become an unforgettable favorite.

It was on a serene winter’s night, with snowflakes gently adorning the world outside, that I first encountered the magic of this recipe. My grandmother, a kitchen maestro with a heart brimming with warmth, was at the helm, crafting her renowned bread pudding. As she passed down her cherished recipe, she lit a spark in me—a passion for creating desserts that warm the heart and soothe the soul. Now, I am honored to share this treasured recipe with you, in the hope that it becomes a beloved staple in your home, as it has in mine.

Recipe: Bread Pudding in Casserole with Vanilla Sauce


4 cups day-old bread, cubed
2 cups 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)

For the Vanilla Sauce:

1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a casserole dish.

Whisk together milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl.

Soak the bread cubes in this mixture for 10 minutes.

Fold in raisins if using.

Drizzle the mixture with melted butter and toss gently.

Spread the mixture in the casserole dish and bake for 45-55 minutes until golden brown.

For the vanilla sauce, heat cream, sugar, butter, and brown sugar over medium heat, stirring until thickened. Stir in vanilla extract.

Serve the bread pudding warm with a generous pour of vanilla sauce.

Every bite of this bread pudding, paired with the sublime vanilla sauce, is a celebration of flavors—a perfect symphony on your taste buds. It’s more than a recipe; it’s a creator of memories, a bringer of joy, and a provider of comfort. Indulge in this heartwarming treat and let its flavors envelop you in a blissful culinary hug.

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