One of the reasons that I do not make yeast based breads all that often is because most recipes make a lot and it is difficult to finish it before it becomes too stale to eat. I have now found a solution to that problem, use the stale bread to make bread pudding. Bread pudding is basically bread that has been soaked in a custard base and then baked. You can use whatever type of bread that you want and you can add in whatever kinds of flavours that you want. I used the leftover pumpkin dinner rolls as the bread and I went with even more pumpkin flavour along with some spices and dried cranberries. The bread pudding was super easy to make and it was amazing! It was nice and moist and and full of pumpkin flavour. I drenched the pumpkin bread pudding in caramel sauce after it baked and it was oh so good. I can’t wait to make bread pudding again.
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
- 1 1/2 cups half and half
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (ground)
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger (ground)
- 5 cups day old bread (cubed)
- 1 handful dried cranberries
- Mix the half and half, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, eggs, and spices in a bowl.
- Mix in the bread and cranberries and pour into a baking dish.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30-40 minutes.
What a great pudding on a cold day.
I have to say that bread pudding has never really been my thing, but it looks delicious in that photo. The colors are beautiful!
I TOTALLY just baked 2 loaves of pumpkin bread today; although your pumpkin bread PUDDING looks much better 🙂
It looks beautiful, especially with all the caramel sauce.
Yummy! Love the cranberries too.
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
So scrumptious! I made a very similar pudding lately and it was awesome!
I simply love a good bread pudding,and as I have stated before I also simply love pumpkin. So this would just be over the top good.
Manger La Ville says
You really know how to reuse ingredients. I am a big fan of bread puddings both sweet and savory. This looks great. It might be cool, to use the leftover pumpkin rolls and try a savory one.
Wow, you must still have quite a bit of pumpkin since the last few posts have involved some sort of pumpkin in the recipe.
fabulous idea! i just made some foccacia yesterday, but halved it so it was more reasonable for just me!
I love bread pudding. I’ve bookmarked this!
I had a feeling that was coming! I am making bread pudding today as well!
I’m so glad you have been experimenting with pumpkin. You’ve been coming up with some fantastic recipes!
Darius T. Williams says
Hey Kevin – looks great man, really looks great!
We Are Not Martha says
Oh my God, this looks SOOOOO good. I’m seriously trying to quit pumpkin for the year and you’re making it really, really difficult for me!
Very nice pudding Kevin, Gloria
Mike of Mike's Table says
That is a great use for bread and this is a great twist on a classic dessert. I haven’t had bread pudding in ages–now I have a wicked craving for some.
Kevin I’ve got a bit of a seet tooth and I do believe this would satisfy it just fine. Great looking pumpkin bread pudding!
That looks exquisite! You make me want to pull some of the pumpkin out of the freezer and start playing with it again.
Oh Kevin. This looks like heaven to me. I could eat way to much of that beautiful bread pudding.
If you ask me, that’s a good reason as any to make *extra* bread, hahaha! 🙂
Seems like pumpkins are ruling your kitchen for a while..yummy looking and makes me hungry
Okay .. this is absolutely delicious looking and sounding, bread pudding with cranberries .. YUM!
Your recipes always look so amazing. My mouth waters when I visit your page.
Gorgeous colors! I am sure I would love this bread pudding!
I enjoy bread pudding, although I think my kids might throw it at me.
M Ayers says
This is my first visit to your blog, by way of Noble Pig and I am really hooked. Your wonderful dishes are practical and simple, and your pictures are amazing.
I am looking forward to trying some of your recipes – starting with the curry honey dijon chicken.
Thanks alot –
My mom loves bread pudding, and this looks like a delicious surprise to bake up for her. It must smell amazing fresh from the oven!
Apples and Butter says
Sounds delicious and I just love the use of the fall flavors. Yum.
YUM, Kevin. I adore anything pumpkin and bread pudding, too. I remember starring a pumpkin bread pudding in Peabody’s blog and it looks like I will be starring this one, too.
I love using leftover bread in bread pudding! And the caramel sauce sounds to die for, mmmm.
that’s how we make bread pudding: use stale crusty bread. it’s the best and does the job! after all it is “bread” pudding! i enjoyed ur recipe-as always!
This looks great! I love bread pudding and pumpkin sounds really delicious.
What a brilliant idea for pumpkin bread! My husband would love this version of bread pudding as well.
Joy the Baker says
This Pumpkin Bread Pudding looks deliciously rich! It looks like something that I would want to enjoy for breakfast on a chilly weekend morning!
this looks delicious. what a great treat to enjoy as the weather is getting progressively colder. i am bookmarking this and planning on making it this weekend!
That looks DELICIOUS!!
Mrs Ergül says
I bet this satisfied your pumpkin craving!
Ohhh, this looks so good! I need to tell my friend about this recipe…I’m sure she’s made almost every pumpkin dessert imaginable this fall/winter, but not pumpkin bread pudding!
Looks really nice I must say!
Ooh, I love the flavours in there! I don’t make bread pudding often enough, or with enough adventurous breads 🙂
Wow, I had no clue bread pudding could get any better… but you did it!
Lisa magicsprinkles says
Been looking for a recipe for pumpkin bread oudding since early November and nothing I found sounded right – until I came across this one. Bookmarked for January when am no longer sick of Christmas sweets. Caramel sauce sounds good … looking for a maple-bourbon sauce…