Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

In this pumpkin bread pudding recipe, bread cubes are soaked in a rich custard of milk, maple syrup, pumpkin and cinnamon. The bread is then baked until deliciously puffy and fragrant, and topped with a dollop of homemade whipped cream. A wonderful autumn dessert, also perfect for a fall brunch.

I like to use sourdough bread for bread puddings. Its dense texture is perfect, and its slight tang adds depth to the dish. Plus, research shows it’s healthier than whole-wheat bread.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon soft unsalted butter for pan
  • 4 slices sourdough bread (180 grams)
  • 2 large egg
  • ½ cup (122 grams) pure pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Use your fingers to coat a 1-quart ceramic baking dish with butter (or double the recipe and use a square 8-inch, 2-quart baking dish).
  2. Toast the bread slices in the toaster oven, just enough to dry them out. Cube into ½-inch cubes. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract and cinnamon, until smooth.
  4. Pour the pumpkin mixture on top of the bread cubes, pressing on bread to ensure pumpkin mixture completely covers it.
  5. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. The time it takes for the oven to heat, about 10 minutes, will allow the bread to soak up the custard.
  6. With a spatula, press again on the top of the bread pudding to flatten. Bake the bread pudding, uncovered, 30 minutes. Allow to rest 5 minutes, and use this time to whip the cream. Spoon the bread pudding into individual bowls and top with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 281; Fat: 10g; Carbohydrates: 39g; Sugar: 15g; Sodium: 267mg; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 8g

 
Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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