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A slice of pumpkin bread pudding on a light blue plate
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Rest time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

Best Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream and a rich Butterscoth Sauce or caramel sauce, an exquisite Fall dessert for your Thanksgiving dinner. Easy to make, beautifully moist and a big hit with the whole family, my pudding uses canned pumpkin for the pumpkin custard to create a rich and decadent Thanksgiving dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canned pumpkin desserts
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 678 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
For the pumpkin bread pudding
  • 6 slices bread (3 cups cubed bread)
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup full-fat milk
  • ½ cup single cream (half-half)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or just cinnamon)
For the butterscotch sauce
  • 50 g butter
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • cups double cream (heavy cream)
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. To make the pudding, cut the bread slices into cubes, and add them to an oven-proof dish.

  2. In a bowl, beat the eggs, add the milk, cream, sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract.

  3. Whisk well to get a smooth custard-like consistency.

  4. Slowly pour it over the bread, and set aside for at least 30 minutes so that the bread can soak up the custard.

  5. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit).

  6. Bake for 45 minutes.

  7. To make the butterscotch sauce, melt the butter in a pan, add the sugar and stir to get any lumpy bits from the sugar dissolved.

  8. Add the cream, and continue to stir until the sugar had dissolved completely, and the sauce is smooth, it takes about 3-4 minutes.

  9. Remove from the heat, add the salt and vanilla extract and allow it to cool.

  10. Serve the pudding with ice cream and butterscotch sauce.

Recipe Notes
  • To see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients listed can be adjusted depending on the number of servings you need, just click on the number next to SERVINGS.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 678 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 23g115%
Cholesterol 240mg80%
Sodium 480mg20%
Potassium 402mg11%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 10958IU219%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 213mg21%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.