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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Bread Pudding – Perfect for Fall

Pumpkin Bread Pudding is a great fall dessert thats not only delicious and luscious its great on the budget.

The start of the school year was the kick-off of football season as well, five practices and at least one game for each of three teenage boys meant skyrocketing food costs.  This pumpkin bread pudding is one of the recipes I made to have on hand for inexpensive snacking.  The boys knew that bread pudding was on the eat until your full menu. Although it does have sugar it has milk and egg and of course pumpkin making it a better choice than the purchased snacks they typically like to eat.

For this recipe, I have substituted homemade raisin bread for purchased raisin bread and halved the recipe to suit a normal families appetite.  Of course, if you have a house full of male teenagers and their friends playing high energy sports, you can double it.

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Ingredients for Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin bread pudding whips up very easily and I love that it has everyday ingredients and of course those fantastic fall spices.

2 cups pumpkin puree (homemade or canned)

3 eggs beaten

2 cups milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp salt

6 cups of cut-up raisin bread

1/2 raisins

Optional Toppings

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup whipping cream

2 tbsp maple syrup

Place pumpkin, beaten eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and spices in a large bowl.

Cut up your raisin bread and submerge it in the milk mixture.  Let sit to soak up the milk.

A large mixing bowl filled with ingredients for making pumpkin bread pudding.

In the meantime preheat your oven to 325F and butter the inside of your medium-sized baking dish.

Once your oven is warm transfer the bread mixture to the pan.  If the bread isn’t submerged add more milk.

Baking a large blue casserole dish of pumpkin bread pudding.

Bake for 45 minutes.  Depending on the shape of your baking pan it may take up to an hour.

Serving for Breakfast

This is a special breakfast warm out of the oven with milk and sprinkled with sugar.    This recipe keeps well covered in the fridge.   It can be eaten cold or microwaved until warm.  It’s just as easy to serve as cereal for busy mornings and so much cheaper.

Baked ready to serve warm pumpkin bread pudding with a stack of white bowls beside it an napkins.

Serving Pumpkin Bread Pudding as Dessert

This recipe is the perfect ending to a light meal.  I like to serve it after a simple meal of soup.  You can serve it warm with milk or cream, and sprinkled with sugar or a drizzle of maple syrup.

Pumpkin bread pudding served as a dessert in fancy depression dessert dishes.

My preferred way to eat this is with milk, my sons prefer it with cream.  The little sprinkle of sugar adds a fun crunch for children, but anyway you serve it, it’s a delicious budget-friendly stick to the ribs kind of comfort food.

A close up of a small green bowl filled with recipe for moist pumpkin bread pudding.

Pumpkin flavours are so popular I created a separate Pinterest board that just about pumpkin recipes and crafts. My tradition is to try at least two new pumpkin recipes each year. Then of course the ones the family look forward to from memories.

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Baked Pumpkin Donuts

You won’t miss the fat in this baked pumpkin donut recipe. These donuts are moist because of the pumpkin and the sugar glaze. Make them as a special lunch box treat.

Pumpkin bread pudding served as a dessert in fancy depression dessert dishes.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

A delicious bread pudding like Grama always makes, but this one has a twist! Pumpkin!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:1 hour
Total Time:1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 cup milk
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 6 cups raisin bread cut into cubes
  • ½ cup raisins


  • Preheat oven to 325. Grease a large baking pan, Set aside.
  • Add the milk and vanilla and mix again.
  • Add the cubes of raisin bread.  Make sure the bread is submerged into the milk mixture.  Add the raisins. Push the bread down into the milk mixture if needed.  Let soak 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the bread mixture to the baking dish, if the bread isn’t submerged add more milk.
  • Bake at 325 for 45 min to an hour.
    Baked ready to serve warm pumpkin bread pudding with a stack of white bowls beside it an napkins.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: fall recipe, pumpkin bread pudding, pumpkin dessert
Servings: 8
Cost: $5

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