As pumpkin season comes to an end and we enter December with all things cinnamon and spice, I couldn’t help but think of this divine pumpkin praline bread pudding I made a few weeks back. This dessert is the epitome of decadence, filling you with warmth and happiness. It is very simple to make, but will easily impress anyone who eats it. I love when I discover those “winner” recipes, the ones that you know you’ll keep up your sleeve for years to come. This is one of them. Make it, you won’t regret it!
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
- 1 pound loaf day old French bread, torn into small pieces
- 2 cups Heavy Cream
- 1 15-ounce can Pumpkin Puree
- 1-1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
- 3 tablespoon Melted Butter
- 4 Eggs
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
- 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice * (homemade or store-bought)
- 1 cup Unsalted Butter
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Chopped Toasted Pecans
Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
- 1/2 tsp Ground Allspice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and place torn pieces of bread in the dish.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, half and half, pumpkin, sugar, melted butter, eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice.
- Slowly pour the batter over the bread pieces in the baking dish. Be sure to cover all the bread pieces.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for about 1 hour.
- While the bread pudding is baking, make the praline sauce. In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together the butter, heavy cream, and brown sugar; bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low, and stir pecans into the cream mixture. Simmer until the sauce thickens, for about 5 minutes.
- Pour over bread pudding to serve.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream for extra deliciousness!
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