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Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spiced Vanilla Sauce

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spiced Vanilla Sauce

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Spiced Vanilla Sauce

  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 12 servings

All the flavors of pumpkin pie in an easy to make bread pudding.

Ingredients

Bread Pudding

  • ½ c. chopped pecans
  • 8 c. stale bread, coarsely cubed
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. Orange Peel
  • 2 c. heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract, pure
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. sugar
  • ½ c. dried cranberries OR other dried fruit(chopped dates, dried apricots, golden raisins, etc)
  • ½ c. milk
  • 1-½ tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ c. butter OR margarine, melted
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin

Spiced Vanilla Sauce

  • ½ c. butter
  • 1 tbsp. corn starch
  • ¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract, pure

Directions

  1. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place bread in baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle cranberries and pecans over the top.
  4. Whisk pumpkin, butter,cream,milk, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, orange peeland vanilla in a large bowl.
  5. Pour over bread; let stand 15 minutes.(At this point, mixture can be covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours, if desired).
  6. Preheat oven to 350F.
  7. Bake pudding for 50 to 60 minutes, or until center is set.
  8. Mix sugar and corn starch in a medium saucepan.
  9. Add milk and butter.
  10. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly over medium high heat.
  11. Boil for 1 minute.
  12. Remove from heat; stir in pumpkin pie spice and vanilla.
  13. To serve, spoon sauce over each serving of bread pudding.