Homemade Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Pumpkin pie has always been my go-to Thanksgiving dessert. That is, until I made Smitten Kitchen's pumpkin bread pudding. This scrumptious take on traditional bread pudding is the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving table. As you can see below the process is very simple and takes less than an hour of prep and bake time.
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To make your own version of pumpkin bread pudding you will need:
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Place butter in baking dish. As the oven is preheating add the baking dish to the oven so the butter can melt in the dish. Remove the dish from the oven once the butter fully melts.
Step 3: Add the pumpkin, cream, milk, sugar, eggs, yolk, salt and spices together in a bowl and whisk until fully combined.
Step 4: Cut the day-old bread into 1 inch pieces.
Step 5: Add the bread to the buttered pan. Use a mixing spoon to coat the bread with butter, because the pan and butter will be hot from the oven.
Step 6: Pour the liquid pumpkin mixture over the buttered bread. Use the same spoon to work the mixture into the bread.
Step 7: Place a baking pan with raised edges underneath the bread pudding pan to accommodate for possible spillage and mess.
Step 8: Bake the pumpkin bread pudding at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes, or until it reaches a beautiful golden orange color. Enjoy as your kitchen starts to smell like Fall and Thanksgiving.
Step 9: Remove from the oven. Let the pumpkin bread pudding sit for 10 minutes, then serve alone or with whip cream.
The richness of the cream, texture of the bread, sweetness of the pumpkin and flavor of the spices complement perfectly to create a satisfying Thanksgiving dessert.
Whatever dessert you choose, I hope you enjoy it. Happy Thanksgiving!