Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel and Pecans

I love making dishes and desserts that are full of fall flavors.  This Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe has a rich pumpkin flavor with just a hint of cinnamon.  The caramel pecan sauce makes it indulgent and special enough for a dinner party.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel and Pecans

Bread Pudding
4 eggs
2  15oz cans of pumpkin
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup half and half
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
10 cups french bread cut into 1 inch cubes (about 12oz)

Caramel Sauce with Pecans

1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 Tbsp light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, pumpkin, milk, sugar, half and half, cinnamon, salt and vanilla.  Add the cubed bread and mix until fully coated.  Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350.  Pour bread mixture into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.  Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes.  Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

During the last 10 minutes of baking, prepare the caramel sauce.  Cook the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium heat.  Heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved.  Remove the caramel from the heat and add the vanilla extract and pecans.

Remove the bread pudding from the oven and drizzle with the caramel sauce.  Bake an additional 5 minutes.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whip cream!

Mmmmm…the perfect combination of fall flavors!

Recipe adapted from Southern Living.

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9 Comments

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9 responses to “Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel and Pecans

  1. I am speechless. I have no speech.

    this looks amazing!

  2. i cant wait to make this!!! didn’t know a recipe could get me this excited.

  3. lo

    It’s difficult enough for me to get enough of bread pudding in general — let alone something like this. Just the thought of the caramel sauce is making me swoon!

  4. Pumpkin and caramel? Sounds a bit exciting! will have to try it 🙂

    • What a gorgeous deesrst! As much as I’d like to plan weeks and weeks in advance, I somehow always find myself editing photos the night before a post is going to go up. Ah well, what can you do. These truly look amazing. Pumpkin beer is quite inspirational, I agree.

  5. I love the addition of caramel, that had to taste amazing…I just made some myself with whipped cream 🙂
    http://damegoodeats.blogspot.com/2010/10/pumpkin-bread-pudding.html

  6. I just made this for a recent dinner party. Do you mind if I include it in my blog with a picture, but link back to your blog for the recipe?

  7. Chris

    This was the biggest hit of all the desserts at the Thanksgiving table! So glad I found this recipe.

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