Pumpkin Maple Bread Pudding

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"Found @ nancycreativedotcom - This recipe is the 3rd pumpkin-based dessert I've found in recent wks that is worthy to stand & tell the classic pumpkin pie its been "benched" by the wildly innovative & creative food bloggers of modern cuisine &/or re-invented versions of classic comfort foods. Be sure to read the note I added at the end of the Prep Steps. (Prep time was estimated & does not include standing or cooling times) ENJOY!"

Original recipe yields 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (180.7 g)
  • Calories 295.7
  • Total Fat - 13 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5 g
  • Cholesterol - 89.3 mg
  • Sodium - 206 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 39.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
  • Sugars - 25.5 g
  • Protein - 6.7 g
  • Calcium - 134.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x9-in baking pan & set aside.

Step 2

Combine cubed bread & dried cranberries in lrg bowl. Set aside.

Step 3

In a med size bowl, combine Half & Half, pumpkin, eggs, vanilla extract, brown sugar, spices & salt. Blend everything well. Pour mixture over the bread/cranberry mixture & stir, coating all the bread cubes. Spoon this mixture into your greased baking pan & let stand for 10 min.

Step 4

Bake for 30-35 min or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle chopped pecans over mixture during the last 10-15 min of baking time.

Step 5

When bread pudding is done, remove from oven & drizzle the top w/maple syrup. Let cool 10 min & cut into 9 squares. Serve warm w/more maple syrup drizzled very lightly over each piece as desired.

NOTE - It occurred to me that the 4 spice combo listed among the ingredients is very typical of pumpkin pie spice used by many cooks. If you're 1 of those cooks, feel free to use 2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice instead of the spice combo as listed.

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10 Stars! A cross between pumpkin pie and bread pudding. My baking time was about 10 minutes longer, but the funal outcome was delicious. The maple syrup puts it over the top.

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(9 Feb 2017)