Embrace the flavors of the season and indulge in the warm, comforting embrace of our delightful Pumpkin Bread Pudding. This exquisite dessert is a harmonious blend of moist pumpkin bread, fragrant spices, and a rich, creamy custard. It’s a dessert that encapsulates the essence of fall, making it a perfect choice for family gatherings, holiday feasts, or any cozy evening. This recipe for four people will take you on a journey of culinary delight, where each bite is like a comforting hug for your taste buds. Let’s dive into the world of Pumpkin Bread Pudding, where sweetness and spice come together in perfect harmony.
- 4 cups of cubed day-old pumpkin bread
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
- Butter for greasing the baking dish
Step 1: Prepare the Pumpkin Bread Pudding Mixture
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Grease an 8×8-inch baking dish with butter.
Step 2: Combine the Wet Ingredients
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, canned pumpkin puree, whole milk, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract until well combined.
Step 3: Add the Spices
- Stir in the ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt. Mix well to incorporate the spices.
Step 4: Prepare the Pumpkin Bread
- Place the cubed day-old pumpkin bread in the prepared baking dish.
- If using nuts, sprinkle them over the cubed bread.
Step 5: Soak the Bread
- Pour the egg and milk mixture evenly over the cubed pumpkin bread, ensuring that all the bread is soaked.
Step 6: Bake the Pumpkin Bread Pudding
- Bake the pudding in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes or until it’s set and the top is golden brown.
Step 7: Serve Warm
- Once the Pumpkin Bread Pudding is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
- Serve the warm pudding as is or add a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat.
Enjoy your homemade Pumpkin Bread Pudding, a dessert that captures the essence of fall and brings a touch of warmth and nostalgia to your gatherings and celebrations.
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