pumpkin bread pudding with ice cream

I got this recipe from my sister who got this recipe from a friend who got it from a friend… and it is being passed on with rave reviews!  Now I know why!

This is a VERY simple dessert but tastes completely amazing!  Nobody would ever guess how quick it was to throw together.

Please, please, please do NOT skip the caramel sauce.  It is SO easy and such a great addition to this recipe!  I used cinnamon raisin bread… if you don’t like raisins any type of bread will work for this.  Try choosing a denser bread for best results.

pumpkin bread pudding with ice cream
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Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

This Pumpkin Bread Pudding is the perfect combination of warm bread, creamy caramel sauce and pumpkin!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6


Bread pudding

  • 2 cups light cream or half and half
  • 3 eggs
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 cups cinnamon raisin bread crusts removed and cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 cup pecans chopped

Caramel sauce

  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream


Bread Pudding

  • Set bread cubes out for a few hours or place in the oven for about 5-10 minutes while it is preheating to allow them to dry out slightly.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine all bread pudding ingredients except bread and mix well. Gently stir in bread cubes. Pour mixture into a 9x13 baking dish and let sit for 15 minutes. Bake 40 minutes.

Caramel sauce:

  • Bring brown sugar and butter to a boil over medium heat and let boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in heavy cream. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Pour caramel sauce over bread pudding and serve warm.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 939 | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 511mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 86g | Vitamin A: 12329IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Recipe adapted from Epicurious


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  1. This recipe is fantastic! Made it for my family this morning for breakfast. Served with Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Follow the recipe! Can’t go wrong! Thank you!

  2. An easier way to make caramel sauce is boil a can of sweetened condensed milk for a couple hours. Add water as needed