Make Easy Bread Pudding!

Ally Garofalo
2 min readOct 20, 2022

Try this delicious treat during sweater weather

Photo by the author.

Cozy sweater weather means we’re throwing counting the calories out the window for the remainder of the year — not like we weren’t doing that in 2020 already. What I’m trying to say is that it’s time to enjoy comfort food and delicious desserts wholeheartedly. Why not try some bread pudding?

Like almost everything this time of year, I’ve got a fool-proof pumpkin spice bread pudding recipe you’ve got to try before the end of the season. Check out below for the ingredients and instructions:

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 loaf of brioche bread
  • 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 15-oz. can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • Butter for the baking dish
  • Caramel sauce for drizzling

What To Do

  • Butter the inside of your baking dish.
  • Slice the brioche loaf into 1" cubes and place on a baking sheet and set to bake at 200º for approximately 20 minutes. Once cool, distribute evenly in the baking dish.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a large bowl, add the brown sugar, yolks, and whole eggs. Add the pumpkin puree, milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and pumpkin spice. Whisk together.
  • Pour over mixture over the brioche bread cubes and allow to soak.
  • Bake pudding for 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Let cool then refrigerate for a minimum of 12 hours.
  • When serving, heat in an oven for 10 minutes or microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Drizzle caramel sauce over individual slices.

With the holidays just around the corner, make this classic dish with a festive twist using plain or chocolate panettone and complement your tastebuds with amaretto sauce. All you need to do is add 1/4 cup of amoretto liqueur to your sauce mixture and substitute the brioche loaf for a whole panettone.

If you’re headed to an intimate gathering for the holidays or seeing people in your bubble just because, this will be a great dish to make as a hostess gift. It’s delicious, and easy to make (15-minute prep time) and you’ll be asked to make it year after year. Looking to send a care package to someone? Have ’em smiling with a delivered dish of this gooey goodness.

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