Pumpkin Bread Pudding is the way to celebrate that Pumpkin Season is here! Top with either Salted Caramel Sauce or Pumpkin Spice Syrup… or BOTH.
Hello my friends,
Fall is here … and that means Pumpkin Season! To celebrate I made Pumpkin Bread Pudding with both Caramel Sauce, and Pumpkin Spice Syrup.
Fall is the Season of Celebration.
The season of Autumn is very special for me. This past Thursday, October 13th was my Birthday. But the celebration doesn’t stop there. Today, Geoffrey and I are celebrating the 12th year of our journey together, and on the 18th is our first wedding anniversary ❤️. I know this is a very exciting month. Geoffrey is taking me this morning to brunch at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, which is where we got married last year.
My Favorite Dessert:
Bread pudding with Pumpkin Spice Syrup.
Bread Pudding is one of my favorite desserts but if you have been reading along, you will notice I have many favorite desserts? Last year I did a similar bread pudding recipe with brioche and Caramel Sauce but I forgot to write down and share the recipe. This time I wanted to make a bread pudding recipe again but be sure to use seasonal products with a little touch of my Caribbean flavor.
This is my first time cooking with pumpkin, and love it because you can make any kind of dish like drinks, desserts and savory recipes. This pumpkin bread pudding recipe is easy and quick to make. I reserve the leftovers for breakfast. Sometimes I like to pour in some coffee creamer and the Pumpkin Spice Syrup. Then later, for dessert eat the pudding with the Caramel Sauce. What an indulgent day!
Bread Selection for Bread Pudding
When making bread pudding, in my recipe I like to use buttery bread like brioche, croissant or challah bread. Those breads are made with eggs and butter which gives a rich and flavorful flavor to any recipe. The only down side is those bread are not cholesterol friendly, but once in awhile is ok, right?
Canned Pumpkin Puree is available all year round.
Adding pumpkin puree and coconut milk to the bread pudding gives another layer of a natural sweetness. With the combination of the warm spices, it’s the perfect way to start the Fall season. This Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe is out of this world!
In preparing for this recipe, I bought the brioche in the beginning of the week to let it get dry and a bit hard. Ok, what I really did was call Geoffrey and have him stop and buy it on his way home from work. If you don’t want to wait for the bread to harden, put it in the oven and bake for 8 minutes until it gets golden and crispy like croutons. This process is important if you want the bread to better soak in the custard. Harder bread is the way to go.
Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
After you cut the bread in cubes, put them in a buttered baking dish and set aside. Then in a large bowl, whisk the egg and sugar until it becomes fluffy. Now, you can add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour the custard over the bread and with your hands push down gently to make sure every piece of the bread gets moist. Set aside for 10 minutes to let the bread soak up the custard.
Bake for 30 minutes. Right after you take it out of the oven, pour some of the Caramel Sauce, or the Pumpkin Spice Syrup, all over it. Both are wonderful!
UPDATE – This recipe is part of our special compilation of “8 Sweet Pumpkin Spice Recipes you are going to want to make.” If you love pumpkin spice like we do. Check it out.
UPDATE: This recipe is also part of our special group of caramel sauce recipes called 6 Creamy Dreamy Caramel Sauce Recipes You will Crave All Year Long.
Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
Pumpkin Bread Pudding is the way to celebrate that Pumpkin Season is here! Top with either Caramel Sauce or Pumpkin Spice Syrup... or BOTH.
- 6 cups 1-inch cubes Brioche
- 2 cups cube Lady Fingers
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cups milk
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 3/4 cup whipping cream
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/4 teaSpoon Cardamom
- 1/2 teaSpoon ground allspice
- 1/2 teaSpoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaSpoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaSpoon salt
- 1/4 teaSpoon ground cloves
- 1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces
- Salted Caramel Sauce
- Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter a baking dish
- In baking pan, place the brioche bread and the Lady Fingers. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat granulated sugar and eggs with an electric mixer on medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes until has a fluffy consistency.
- Add milk, coconut milk, whipping cream, pumpkin, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, nutmeg, salt, and cloves; beat until combined.
- Pour the pumpkin mixture over the bread mixture. Press down softly with your hands to help moisten every piece of bread.
- Let stand about 10 minutes or until bread completely soaks up the liquid. Sprinkle the 1/4 cup butter pieces over top.
- Bake about 30 minutes or until set and brown on edges.
- Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
- Serve with warm Salted Caramel Sauce or Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 26.1 g
Saturated Fat 14.1 g
Cholesterol 145.4 mg
Sodium 377 mg
Total Carbohydrates 54.7 g
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
Sugars 13 g
Protein 9.7 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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