Pumpkin Bread Pudding is the way to celebrate that Pumpkin Season is here! Top with either Salted Caramel Sauce or Cinnamon-infused Vermont Maple Syrup ...or BOTH.
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Hello my friends,
Fall is here ... and that means Pumpkin Season! To celebrate I made Pumpkin Bread Pudding with both Caramel Sauce, and Cinnamon-infused Vermont Maple Syrup.
Fall is the Season of Celebration.
The season of Autumn is very special for me. October 13th is my Birthday. But the celebration doesn't stop there. This year, Geoffrey and I are celebrating the 15th year of our journey together, and on the 18th is our wedding anniversary ❤️. I know this October is a very exciting month. Geoffrey is taking me again to brunch at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, which is where we got married last year.
My Favorite Dessert:
Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce.
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 Salted Butter Caramel Spread (which is ) 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 where sometimes I like to pour on some coffee creamer and the Cinnamon-infused Vermont Maple Syrup. Then later, for dessert eat the pudding with the Salted Caramel Sauce. What an indulgent day!
Besides the Salted Butter Caramel Spread, we have available several flavored Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauces from Fat Toad Farms. For this recipe, there are a few caramel sauces we recommend (and sell in our shop). They are either Cinnamon Caramel Sauce, or Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce. We also have a Fat Toad Farms “You Pick” two-pack so you can select your favorite flavors out of the eight possibilities.
We don't have a video yet of me making this bread pudding recipe, so for now, check out this one from Tasty... but be sure to make ours ;)
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 a while 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.
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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 Cinnamon-infused Maple 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. One is Pumpkin Tiramisu that you won't want to miss!
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
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 10 1x
Pumpkin Bread Pudding is the way to celebrate that Pumpkin Season is here! Top with either Caramel Sauce or Cinnamon-infused Vermont Maple Syrup... or BOTH.
- L’Epicurien Salted Butter Caramel Spread
- 6 cups 1-inch cubes Brioche
- 2 cups cube Lady Fingers
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cups milk
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ¾ cup whipping cream
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ cup butter, cut into pieces
- (optional) Cinnamon-infused Vermont Maple 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 ¼ 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 Butter Caramel Spread.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: International
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 480
- Sugar: 13 g
- Sodium: 377 mg
- Fat: 26.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 14.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 54.7 g
- Fiber: 1.7 g
- Protein: 9.7 g
- Cholesterol: 145.4 mg
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How how decadent! The cinnamon infused syrup sounds amazing -- especially with pumpkin. Such a fantastic fall comfort food.
Thank you Valentina! YES, the cinnamon maple syrup is delicious, and gives this pumpkin bread pudding an extra "specialness".
I am on board with all things pumpkin especially bread pudding which was a childhood favorite of mine!
We aim to pull up those childhood favorite tastes Erin. Enjoy!!
OMG! That totally looks like it should be illegal. Not only does it look amazing but I love how easy this recipe is. Thanks so much for a delicious recipe.
Yes, it is easy Megan, and we had to get a special permit from the city administration to make it LOL! Hope you get to make this pumpkin bread pudding recipe. Let us know.
This looks completely wonderful. I have never had bread pudding before and was looking for a recipe to try. I believe I found it!
WHAT? Please tell me it's not true that you never had bread pudding before. We highly recommend running out right away and making this pumpkin bread pudding recipe.
This pumpkin bread pudding with caramel sauce looks so good! I think this would be a lovely addition for my Thanksgiving dessert spread this year!
YES Jenni, this pumpkin bread pudding recipe would be an excellent Thanksgiving dessert spread recipe. Go for it, and let us know how you like it.
I have never tried pumpkin bread before but this looks amazing. I can't wait to try it!
Oh you must try it Tayo! You will love it I'm sure. Let us know if you do.
What a delicious bread pudding! But more importantly, happy anniversary! We're anniversary neighbors. Ours is 10.19!
Thank you so much Jennifer. Happy Anniversary to you too!!!
Fabulous pudding - can't wait to get my very own perfect pumpkin and use it all on this recipe. It looks delicious!
Time goes by so fast that pumpkins will be all over the place sooner than you think. Do let us know how the recipe goes for you.
My favorite thing about Fall is pumpkin so I am all over this delicious bread pudding. What better way to top bread pudding that with this delightful caramel sauce.
Yes Vicky, you are absolutely correct. Caramel sauce is the best topping for bread pudding, and well, just about everything.
Yum! This has me excited for fall. So much chewy gooey goodness.
Thanks Matt. Glad you like it. It's a tiny bit early for Fall, but we just couldn't wait to share this recipe.
Justin @ Salt Pepper Skillet
OMG. That caramel sauce though! Looks amazing on the bread pudding. :D
The caramel sauce was amazing with this bread pudding. Thank you so much for stopping by.
Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day
I am having the same problem as Sarah. There seems to be a pumpkin puree shortage this year. But your bread pudding looks lovely!
Hi Amy. We won the customer service award this year... we are now answering your message from 9 months ago. So sorry about that. We hope you dont have a pumpkin puree shortage this year. Get ready for autumn!
Ummmm so I think I am at a loss for words. This recipe is making me speechless. Absolutely delicious sounding, absolutely beautiful looking. Perfection!!
Hi Sarah. Now we are at a loss for word, and not for a good thing. Seems we never replied to your comment NINE MONTHS AGO. So sorry about that. Glad you like our recipe. Maybe you can give it a try this coming autumn. Let us know how it goes
Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
I actually can't find canned pumpkin year round here! I hoard mine though, so I've always got it lol. This looks yummy!
Hi Sarah. It looks like we never replied to your comment from October! SO SORRY about that. Carlos and I talked about you and Amy not being able to find canned pumpkin, but I guess we never replied to you. Bad customer service on our part! It's almost time to start stocking up again.
I'm totally digging bread puddings right now and just had some with caramel sauce last night, too! Your recipe looks so delicious. Congrats on your anniversary. What a sweet way to celebrate:)
Just noticed that we never replied to your comment from October! SO SORRY about that. Better 9 months late than never? Have you had bread pudding again since then? Maybe it's time for another one, and to try this recipe?
Cooking with pumpkin is so much fun, isn't it?
Hi Tina, we just noticed that we never replied to your comment from October! SO SORRY about that. I guess we won the customer service award this year! Cooking with pumpkin IS a lot of fun. The time is coming again (way too) soon.