Pumpkin Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce

Get ready for a warm and scrumptious Pumpkin Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce! This cosy dessert combines white stale bread, a luscious custard-like sauce infused with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, all baked to perfection and topped with a mouthwatering caramel sauce drizzle. It’s a pumpkin-spiced dream come true and the best part is we show you just how EASY it is to make. Your family and guests will be asking for seconds!


Pumpkin Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce

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For All Bread Pudding Lovers

This pumpkin bread pudding is the epitome of fall comfort and deliciousness! And if you like traditional bread pudding, this pumpkin version will add a new twist to the favourite.

This dessert takes simple, white stale bread (you can use plain or gluten-free) and transforms it into a pumpkin-spiced dream. The caramel drizzle makes it even more decadent. Yep, this is pure indulgence. 

My recipe will guide you step-by-step with handy photos and recipe tips, so you make an unforgettable bread pudding that is a sweet slice of autumn heaven.

Plus, make sure to check out some useful bread pudding FAQs to compliment your cooking experience.

🎃 If you love pumpkin desserts, make sure to check out my healthy pumpkin pie with pecan crust and topping (Paleo-friendly), and pumpkin sticky date pudding (also gluten-free/grain-free).

Pumpkin Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

You need thickly sliced white bread (thinly sliced bread will turn too soggy), pumpkin puree (make sure it’s 100% pumpkin and not a spiced version), half and half or cooking cream (you can use light here), milk, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract and salt. For the sauce, I went with a store-bought caramel sauce. You can use this simple recipe to make your own caramel sauce.

For a lower-sugar version, you can replace brown sugar/white sugar with a sugar-free alternative.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce

How To Make Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Find more recipe tips and the full recipe card below. Here are some handy step-by-step photo instructions to guide you along.

  • Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 F / 175 C. Grease the cake pan with non-stick oil spray or some butter. 
  • Step 2. Add half and half, milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, salt, eggs, both sugars, and vanilla in an extra large mixing bowl and whisk. 
  • Step 3. Dice the bread into large chunks (about 1-inch by 1-inch) and add to the bowl with the custard sauce. Coat through and let them soak for about 10 minutes.
  • Step 4. Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan, leveling out the top. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until firm and not soggy.
  • Step 5. Rest out of the oven for 10 minutes before drizzling generously with caramel sauce. 
  • Serve with ice cream, cream or custard on the side.
Pumpkin Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce

Watch How To Make This Bread Pudding

Recipe Tips

  • Overall, this recipe is very easy and it’s about impossible to mess up for any level of cook.
  • You can use any bread that’s nice and thick. If the bread is too thin, it will just turn into a mushy mess. Leftover baguettes are great, or even dinner rolls.
  • This recipe is great for using up older or stale bread, if you have it. Do not use moldy bread, obviously.
  • Be sure to get 100% pumpkin for your puree and not the pumpkin pie mix.
  • Caramel sauce is a delicious addition to this recipe, which could be swapped for vanilla or chocolate sauce, or extra fresh custard. Salted caramel sauce will add a delicious twist as well.

Full Recipe 

Find the full list of ingredients, instructions, and a nutritional breakdown below. If you have questions or cook this recipe, please let me know in the comments, and make sure to rate this recipe so it’s easy for others to find.

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Author: Irena Macri
Servings: 10
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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5 from 1 vote
Calories: 325kcal
Kick fall off with this delightful Pumpkin Bread Pudding. Decadent custard flavor with the addition of spiced pumpkin makes this dish irresistible. Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or even brunch.

Ingredients 

  • 16 oz. French bread such as Texas Toast or thickly sliced bread
  • 15 oz. pumpkin purée (1 can)
  • 1 ½ cups half and half
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 5 Eggs
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Salt pinch

To finish:

  • cup caramel sauce

Optional Garnishes:

  • Chopped pecans whipped cream, extra caramel sauce, chopped walnuts, custard.

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F / 175 C. Grease the cake pan with non-stick oil spray or some butter. Set aside.
  • Add the pumpkin purée, half and half, milk, pumpkin pie spice, salt, eggs, both sugars, and vanilla in an extra large mixing bowl. Whisk until fully combined.
  • Dice the bread into large chunks (about 1-inch by 1-inch is the size I go for, but eyeballing it is just fine).
  • Add the bread chunks to the bowl with the other mixed ingredients, make sure they’re nice and coated, then let them soak for about 10 minutes.
  • Gently place the mixture in your prepared pan, making sure that it’s an even layer, and bake for 40-45 minutes or until firm and not soggy.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for about 10 minutes before drizzling generously with caramel sauce.
  • Serve with ice cream, cream or custard on the side.

Notes

  • Store leftover bread pudding in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Freeze individual portions in an airtight container for up to 2-3 months. Reheat in the oven when ready to enjoy.
  • To reheat bread pudding, simply pop individual servings in the microwave for about 30 seconds to 1 minute until warm. Alternatively, reheat in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes.
  • Nutrition label below is based on 10 servings but you could stretch it out, especially if served with ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 6893IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 3mg
Keywords: Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Desserts, Pumpkin, Bread Pudding, Pumpkin Bread Pudding, Dessert, Pumpkin Season
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