Pumpkin Bread Pudding w. Caramel Apple Sauce

I absolutely love this recipe. I have used it for dessert on Thanksgiving to rave reviews. It's a great alternative to the standard pumpkin pie, and the leftovers are entirely satisfying. 

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Prep Time: 50 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Makes one large casserole of bread pudding


  • 1 loaf of Pumpkin Bread (recipe here)
  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 tbsp Bourbon
  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Slice and cube loaf of Pumpkin Bread.
  3. Spread cubes on a cookie sheet with parchment paper and bake in oven for 10-15 minutes, flipping once.
  4. Arrange cubes in a buttered casserole dish.
  5. In a saucepan, combine Cream, Milk and Vanilla and let simmer.
  6. In a bowl, whisk Egg Yolks, Sugar, Pumpkin Puree and Maple Syrup. 
  7. Then slowly add the hot cream mixture, whisking to combine.
  8. Add Bourbon, stir.
  9. Pour the custard over the bread cubes and let them soak for 15 minutes.
  10. Place casserole in a larger roasting pan, and fill the roasting pan with hot water until it rises halfway up the sides of the casserole dish.
  11. Bake for 1 hour. 
  12. Remove from oven and roasting pan and let cool slightly before eating. Serve with caramel apple sauce! 

Caramel Apple Sauce

Prep Time: 10 mins 

Cook Time: 20

Makes 2 cups sauce


  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • 4 Whole Cloves
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Apple Brandy
  1. In a saucepan combine Heavy Whipping Cream, Apple Cider, Ginger, Cloves, Cinnamon Sticks and Nutmeg. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain the mixture, and return to low heat.
  3. In a separate saucepan, mix Sugar, Water, and Apple Cider Vinegar, mixing to incorporate over high heat.
  4. Let it sit and cook for 10 minutes until it turns into a dark chestnut color.
  5. Whisk in the cream mixture.
  6. Add Apple Brandy, stir.