Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Extra powdered sugar is always good

Extra powdered sugar is always good

Don’t think of this as a substitute to pumpkin pie. Think of it as a great addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table, which we think can always fit one more dish. It’s really the best of both worlds, a bread pudding and pumpkin pie in one.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

  • 1 pound sourdough bread cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 brown cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground mace
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp brandy
  • 1/4 tsp chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking sheet and place the cubed bread on it. Cook for about 25 minutes until toasted, stirring occasionally. Remove once golden and dry. Let cool.

In a large bowl, whisk all of the ingredients together except the bread crumbs and butter.  Add the bread crumbs to the bowl and allow to sit for about 10 minutes to allow them to soak up everything.

Use the butter to grease a 9-by-13 or an 8-by-11 inch baking dish. Add the bread pudding.  Bake at 350 degrees  for 45-50 minutes, until the custard is set and the top is golden.  Remove from oven. Serve after you’ve let it cool for about 5-10 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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10 Responses to Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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  2. That’s one you could make the night before and bake on the day of the Feast…my kind of dessert!

  3. This sounds absolutely wonderful! and looks — as always on Rufus — GORGEOUS

  4. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

  5. Eva Taylor says:

    Happy thanksgiving to you.

  6. TasteFood says:

    ooh, this is decadent and gorgeous.

  7. cecilia says:

    stunning idea.. love it! c

  8. ChgoJohn says:

    I know pumpkin pie is traditional but I bet this would disappear more quickly. It looks fantastic, Greg.

  9. Pingback: All Our Thanksgiving Day Recipes in One Place | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

  10. Bali tour says:

    great recipe
    Thanks for the information:)

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