Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe

The Spruce

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
423 Calories
13g Fat
71g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 423
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 243mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 52g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 2mg 14%
Potassium 284mg 6%
*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.


  • 8 ounces French bread, torn into small pieces (about 5 cups)

  • 2 cups half-and-half

  • 3 large eggs, slightly beaten

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • Cinnamon sugar, optional

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.