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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

This Pumpkin Bread Pudding melts in your mouth and tastes just like pumpkin pie!  Serve warm with ice cream.

Happy Friday my friends!  I’m so glad it’s the weekend.  Aren’t you?  I find the first month of back to school and all the activities that come with it, absolutely exhausting.  Not to mention the back to school bugs that seem to be making their rounds here.  Needless to say, we’re all ready for some relaxation time.  The weekends are all about unwinding and enjoying family…and of course eating good food too right?!  Of course it is!

I’ve got a great recipe for you to enjoy this weekend.  So remember this week when I posted my Braided Pumpkin Bread recipe, and teased you about a dessert that I was going to share?  Well this is it.  Pumpkin Bread Pudding!  I took some of the bread I made and turned it into this creamy, delicious pumpkin bread pudding.  And you need to try it!

I haven’t made a bread pudding in ages, and forgot how great they are.  I had to halt third helpings, the kids loved it so much!

Pumpkin Bread Pudding {A Pretty Life}

This dessert melts in your mouth and tastes just like pumpkin pie!  Serve it warm with ice cream, and oh my word you have dessert heaven.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe Tips:

  • You can use this homemade braided pumpkin bread for this bread pudding, or Challah or brioche.
  • This dessert is delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
  • If you like, you can add 1/3 cup raisins or pecans.
  • Use pumpkin puree for this pudding, NOT pumpkin pie filling.
  • Sprinkle with icing sugar right before you’re ready to serve.  It looks pretty and adds a little extra sweetness.


Pumpkin Bread Pudding

This Pumpkin Bread Pudding melts in your mouth and tastes just like pumpkin pie!  Serve warm with ice cream.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 70 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


  • 8 cups of cubed bread (I used my Braided Pumpkin Bread. See notes for other options)
  • 2 cups of pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups of cream (half & half)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the pumpkin, cream, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt until smooth.
  3. Add the bread cubes and stir until the bread is moistened.
  4. Let the mixture sit for about 10 -15 minutes, or until the pumpkin mixture has been absorbed by the bread.
  5. Transfer the mixture over to a baking dish (I used a 9 inch deep circle baking dish), and bake for 45 – 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  6. Let the bread pudding cool for about a half hour, sprinkle on some confectioners sugar, then serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
  7. Enjoy!


Bread options: you can also use challah or brioche.

Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking

I hope you enjoy this recipe!  It would be great for Thanksgiving…a fun twist to a classic dessert!

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  • Reply
    September 19, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    Great comfort food, with all of the fall flavors!

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    Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl
    September 19, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    I am all about all the pumpkin things right now. I just never tire of it. This looks delicious!

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    Virginia Fynes
    September 22, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    This looks great. I love hearty home desserts, like bread puddings. I haven’t tried a pumpkin version but I can imagine it must be like heaven, yum!

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    Angie@Echoes of Laughter
    September 23, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    Oh my gosh! This looks so delicious! I love bread puddings! This must have smelled amazing when it was baking! I would want to eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Pinned and shared on my Facebook page! Angie xo

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    October 8, 2017 at 2:54 PM

    I absolutely can’t wait to make and EAT this. Wow, yum!

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