Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe

The Spruce

  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
390 Calories
15g Fat
58g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 390
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 239mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 9g
Calcium 135mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This pumpkin bread pudding is the perfect choice for a fall or winter dessert, and it would make an excellent choice for a Thanksgiving menu. The pumpkin puree and spices make it especially moist and flavorful.


  • 5 cups/8 ounces French bread (torn into small pieces)
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 3 large eggs (slightly beaten)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Optional: cinnamon sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Heat oven to 350 F/180 C/Gas 4 and butter an 11x7-inch baking dish.

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  3. In a bowl, cover the torn bread with the half-and-half; set aside.

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  4. In another bowl, combine eggs, sugars, pumpkin, cranberries, melted butter, spices, and vanilla; blend well.

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  5. Pour the pumpkin mixture over the soaked bread and stir to blend.

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  6. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle top with cinnamon-sugar, if desired.

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  7. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until the pudding is firm and set.

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  8. Serve with a ​vanilla dessert sauce or brown sugar sauce, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream.

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Recipe Variation

  • Raisins or chopped pecans can be used in place of the dried cranberries, or try another chopped dried fruit.