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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Bread Pudding is dense and flavorful comfort food with added pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree, topped with a sweet homemade vanilla glaze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Servings: 12
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


Bread Pudding

  • 1 loaf (28 ounces) Texas Toast, cut or torn into 1-inch pieces
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 cups (490g) whole milk
  • ½ cup (100g) brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree

Vanilla Glaze

  • ½ cup (1 stick or 113g) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (119g) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


Bread Pudding

  • Place the pieces of bread in a greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Let the bread sit out, uncovered, overnight to slightly harden. (You could also toast the bread to harden it and save the hours. To toast the bread, preheat oven to 350°F, place bread in an even layer in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish, and bake the bread pieces for 5 minutes or until bread is slightly crispy.)
  • When ready to bake the bread pudding, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugars, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and pumpkin puree in a medium bowl.
  • Pour the mixture over the bread. Press down to coat all the bread. Let it soak for 20 minutes and preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • After soaking, bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean (or the internal temperature is 160°F.)
  • 10 minutes into the baking, begin making the vanilla glaze. The glaze takes about 20 minutes to thicken.

Vanilla Glaze

  • In a saucepan, add the butter, sugar, and heavy whipping cream. Set over medium heat and stir frequently until the mixture begins to thicken (about 20 minutes).
  • Stir in vanilla and remove the mixture from the heat.
  • Pour glaze over the top of the baked bread pudding. Let it cool for a few minutes before cutting and serving.


Calories: 297kcal