As mentioned before in a past post I am a huge fan of the blog Cupcakes and Cashmere and cooking, so when I came across this pumpkin bread pudding recipe I had to make it. So I of course had my sister and her husband over for dinner to try it out. I love it and I think they did too! Seriously this pumpkin bread pudding recipe makes the perfect fall dessert and even better leftovers! Yum!
Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe
Adapted from Gourmet Magazine, October 2007
I made a few of my own adaptations to this, using only milk and no cream (to me, it makes no difference to me in dishes like this, so I figure I’ll give my arteries a break) and doubling almost all of the spices. Oh, and I added bourbon, but you probably anticipated that.
1 1/2 cups whole milk (Or 1 cup heavy cream plus 1/2 cup whole milk)
3/4 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs plus 1 yolk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
Pinch of ground cloves
2 tablespoons bourbon (optional)
5 cups cubed (1-inch) day-old baguette or crusty bread
3/4 stick unsalted butter, melted* (can skip this step if using the second set of instructions)
Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle.
Gourmet’s Instructions: Whisk together pumpkin, cream, milk, sugar, eggs, yolk, salt, spices and bourbon, if using, in a bowl.
Toss bread cubes with butter in another bowl, then add pumpkin mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to an ungreased 8-inch square baking dish and bake until custard is set, 25 to 30 minutes.
Do you have a must try recipe? If so, I would love to try it. Send in your favorite fall recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org!