Pumpkin Maple Bread Pudding
"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!"
Categories: Comfort Food, Desserts, Puddings, Dairy, Eggs, North American, Southern, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Christmas, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Thanksgiving, Winter, Hand Mix/Whisk, Oven Bake, Vegetarian, Kosher Dairy more
Recipe: #25189 November 07, 2016
- 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
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x9-in baking pan & set aside.
Combine cubed bread & dried cranberries in lrg bowl. Set aside.
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.
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.
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.
Tips & Variations
- No special items are required.