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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

User Rating 5 Star Rating (9 Reviews)


Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Diana Rattray

This is the perfect bread pudding for a fall or winter dessert, and it would make an excellent choice for  a Thanksgiving menu.

Raisins or chopped pecans can be used in place of the dried cranberries, or try another chopped dried fruit.


  • 8 ounces French bread, torn into small pieces, about 5 cups
  • 2 cups half-and-half, or half milk and half cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cinnamon sugar, optional


Butter an 11x7-inch baking dish. Heat oven to 350°.

In a bowl, cover the torn bread with the half-and-half; set aside.

In another bowl, combine eggs, sugars, pumpkin, cranberries, melted butter, spices, and vanilla; blend well. Pour pumpkin mixture over soaked bread and stir to blend.

Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle top with cinnamon-sugar, if desired. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until set.

Serve with a vanilla dessert sauce or brown sugar sauce, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream.
Serves 8.

The bread pudding in the photo is shown with Brown Sugar Sauce

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
YUMMY!, Member ltlpilot

Just like some people, I have made just a couple minor alterations. I used eggnog for the entire milk/cream it called for. And since eggnog is a little sweet anyway, I just used the brown sugar in it. And instead of cranberries, I used chopped dried cherries. And added a few tablespoons of Amaretto as it cooks out and just leaves a nice flavor behind. I made a vanilla bean sauce to put on top and it seriously is one of my favorite things I've made. The eggnog gives it a wonderful flavor. Definitely will make again!

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