Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Sharon Whitley


This recipe just came out in Good Housekeeping. Sounds good and different for a pumpkin dessert idea. This is getting rave reviews as an alternative to pumpkin pie. The list of ingredients looks quite long, but this is not difficult. Read the directions and you'll be ready to try it.


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Makes one 13x9x2 inch pan
20 Min
55 Min


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4 c
whitle bread cut into cubes
egg yolks
1 1/2 c
1 1/2 c
heavy cream
3/4 c
canned pumpkin puree
1 c
granulated sugar
1/4 tsp
1 Tbsp
rum or brandy
1/4 tsp
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
2 Tbsp
butter; cold cut into pieces


1 c
1 c
heavy cream
2 tsp
ground ginger
1 tsp
egg yolks
1/2 c
granulated sugar

How to Make Pumpkin Bread Pudding


  • 1Preheat oven to 350.. Butter 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Dry bread cubes on cookie sheet in oven 10-15 minutes. Place dried bread cubes in buttered pan. In large mixing bowl, whisk together all putting ingredients except butter. Pour mixture over bread crumbs.
  • 2Let sit for 10 minutes to make sure bread is fully soaked. Dab butter over top. Bake 40-50 minutes. Pudding should be set in center, but not dry. When baking pudding edges will puff up higher on the sides, but will deflate once it's removed from the oven.

    In medium, heavy sauce pan over medium heat, heat milk, cream, ginger and vanilla until mixture is hot and begins to boil slightly, stirring occasionally, Remove from heat.
  • 4While mixture is heating, in a medium mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until smooth. Slowly pour 1/3 cup of hot milk mixture into egg yolks, whisking constantly. This is to temper the mixture so that the eggs do not cook when combining two temperatures. Gradually add egg yolk mixture back to remaining milk mixture in pot, whisking constantly. Return pot to the stove, and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Do not boil or sauce may curdle. Set aside, uncovered. Pour over warm pudding and serve.

    Store pudding and sauce separately in airtight containers for up to 3 days. Reheat pudding just before serving.

    Quick Tips: If sauce curdles, remove from stove and whirl in a blender. As hot liquids tend to splash, be careful the hot sauce does not splash our of the blender while blending.

    Some people like to make sauce day before and chill well to serve on warm pudding.

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About Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Course/Dish: Cakes, Puddings, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American

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