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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

I recently ran across a simple recipe for Pumpkin Bread Pudding so I was super excited to give it a go as we nestle in to the holiday season.  (The original recipe can be found here.)   I remember my family gathering old pieces of bread and bread heels to make break pudding when I was a little chiquita, because as an immigrant family we needed something "yum" to soften those rough economic times.  Bread Pudding is indeed very comforting and a delicious breakfast and snack.
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups whole milk (Or 1 cup heavy cream plus 1/2 cup whole milk)
3/4 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs plus 1 yolk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
Pinch of ground cloves
2 tablespoons bourbon (optional)
5 cups cubed (1-inch) day-old baguette or crusty bread
3/4 stick unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle.

  •  Whisk together pumpkin, cream, milk, sugar, eggs, yolk, salt, spices and bourbon.  
  • The bourbon is optional but a nice touch!
  •  I bought a $1 dollar baguette and sliced about 1/2 of it to make the 2 cups of bread cubes. 
  • While you are preheating the oven, put your tray with the butter in to have it melt.  
  • Once your butter has melted, toss the bread cubes with butter in another bowl, then add pumpkin mixture and toss to coat. 
  • Transfer to an ungreased 8-inch square baking dish and bake until custard is set, 25 to 30 minutes.
And there you have it!  If you use heavy cream and more butter, it would probably be even more delicous.  We used whole milk and it was still delish.  Although we tried to be a little healthier by skipping the heavy cream, we made up for it by adding an ice cream scoop and whipped cream.  Yeah, the eating season has begun!
What are you cooking these days?

13 comments

A.V.blogger said...

This looks delicious!
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mucho fat said...

gresoso....

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

Sounds delicious - I am suddenly feeling very hungry as bread & butter pudding is one of my faves!
x
Melissah

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

sounds devine! i love anything with pumpkin! yummy, yummy! xo, mickey

Anonymous said...

I can do this too! I have at least one can of pumpkin that needs to be used. I also have a can of sweet potato that could be used too. Possibilities. Thanks! Sonya

Beach Coast Style said...

mmm yummy! I bet it was so delicious and I bet your whole house smelled like the holidays!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I think I have to try this!! I'm so into the pumpkin thingy this season..., made awesome pumpkin soup, bread and coffee so far.

Sam said...

Oh my goodness! That looks so good! ...and that view in the first photo - you live in sucha beautiful part of the world!

Rose West said...

I definitely want to taste this deliciousness! Pumpkin is a favorite of mine. Your photos are amazing by the way :)

anita said...

hi laura!!

love this, going to give it a try!
hope your enjoying the fall season in your new hometown!

O D Y S S E Y said...

i must try this, so glad you posted it!
and yes, i figured sealaura could cook. ;)

Everything Coastal said...

oh yum! We had some of this on Friday night on one of our favorite local restaurants. Am so glad you found a recipe - now I can try it at home!

Caron

Everything Coastal said...

hi! we made this for dessert on Thursday night- used pumpkin spice eggnog and cinnamon raisin bread. YUM!!!! Definitely was a hit