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Slice of pumpkin flavored bread pudding covered with caramel sauce. Served on a white plate with gold fork.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread pudding, pumpkin bread pudding, Thanksgiving dessert, pumpkin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 859kcal
Author: Laureen King
Pumpkin bread pudding is a fantastic Holiday dessert that combines the flavors of pumpkin pie and bread pudding in one delicious bite.
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  • 6 cups Challah bread cut into cubes
  • 2 cups half and half cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 can (15oz) pumpkin puree
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Brown Sugar Sauce
  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  • Butter a bundt pan or 9x9 square pan. Heat oven to 350┬║ F.
  • Using a large bowl toss together the bread and half and half cream. Set aside.
  • Combine together pumpkin, eggs, white and brown sugar, melted butter, spices and vanilla.
  • Pour pumpkin mixture over soaked bread and fold together until combined.
  • Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
  • Bake 45-60 minutes.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes, then serve warm with Brown Sugar Sauce.
  • Brown Sugar Sauce Directions
  • Melt butter and brown sugar over medium heat stirring constantly.
  • Bring to a slow boil, continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and whisk cream into sugar mix a bit at a time.
  • Serve warm over bread pudding.


recipe adapted from Diana Rattray of Southern Food


Calories: 859kcal | Carbohydrates: 125g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 708mg | Potassium: 312mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 1131IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 5mg