Baking up Memories- Pumpkin Bread Pudding #Recipe #Desserts

Christmas is right around the corner and with it, the joy and love of family. In our house, it’s going to be quiet this year with my daughter and grandson on the other end of the country. It’s been a struggle to retain the holiday spirit, so last night we took my mom on a drive to see the lights.

And my daughter and grandson did the same!

Near or far, love knows no boundaries. Though we can’t be together in body, we are in spirit.

Today’s recipe is great warmed up with caramel sauce and can be made a day or two ahead of time.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Fill Dutch oven with mixed bread cubes. I save my crusts of white, brown and cinnamon raison and then rip them into bite size pieces.

Add a couple handfuls of raisins for flavor.

In a separate large bowl, mix 6-8 large eggs and approx. 2 cups of sugar, cinnamon and shake of salt. Add can of pumpkin puree (not pie fill), mix. Slowly add milk until mixture is loose, approx. 1 litre.

Pour mix over bread and stir, should be soupy (not too loose though) Just so you see the liquid through the bread. If not, add a couple more eggs and milk blended together to the mix.

When you have a nice consistency: sprinkle brown sugar, cinnamon and small dollops of margarine over the top.

Cook in pre-heated 350 oven for 1- 1.5 hours. Top will gain a nice crunchy golden look. Take a knife and spread the center apart to tell if done.

Drizzle some of your favorite caramel sundae sauce over the top and enjoy.

JACQUIE BIGGAR  is a USA Today bestselling author of Romance who writes about smart, sassy females and tough, alpha males who learn the true power is love. Free reads, excerpts, author news, and contests can be found on her web site: You can follow her on at, Or email her via her web site. Jacquie lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and loves to hear from readers all over the world!

24 comments on “Baking up Memories- Pumpkin Bread Pudding #Recipe #Desserts

  1. I’m so glad I found this before Christmas dinner. Sounds marvelous! Have a safe, peace-filled holiday.

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  2. Oh my goodness, this sounds and looks so yummy, Jacquie! I loved your pics of the Christmas lights, and I think it’s special that you took your mom and while your daughter and grandson did the same where they are. I am so sorry you are separated from them this holiday. That’s hard, but like you said, you are all together in spirit and thank goodness for Skype and iMessages. Thinking of you, my friend, and sending love! ♥️

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    • Thanks, Jennifer. You’re right, technology allows us to watch our grandson open his gifts almost as though we’re in the same room and I’m grateful for that.
      Merry Christmas, my friend. I hope you have a joy-filled holiday!

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  3. Mmm, another delicious sounding recipe. It warmed my heart when you said you’d be with your family in spirit. I am going to say the same thing since I’m apart from my family, too. The lights are gorgeous on both ends of the country.

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  4. I made bread pudding with rum sauce for friends a week ago. It’s one of their favorites. Yours sounds yummy!

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  5. Wonderful pics and recipe, Jacquie! I love driving around to look at all the Christmas lights. Hoping you and your daughter will be together in spirit across the miles. Hugs!

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  6. Love the photos. Lights really brighten up the season. My favorite decoration are the paper cut-oy snowflakes my younger daughter and I made, and each year hand from the kitchen ceiling for a3D effect.

    As for the pumpkin brad pudding, I’m sure it’s delicious. Anything is good with pumpkin. Except bagels “Pumpkin spice” bagels are gruesome. Everything else pumpkin is yummy.

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    • Lol, I haven’t tried pumpkin spice bagels, David. Thank for the heads up 🙂
      To my mind, the memories you just gave you and your daughter while building those paper snowflakes are ones that will last long after the gifts are gone.
      Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas!

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  7. This sounds very nice, Jacquie. Baked puddings are to hot for us at Christmas time but I shall remember it when we have Christmas in July.

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  8. I remember asking you about this recipe Jacquie! Looks fabulous! Now I’m hungry & I just brushed my teeth!

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  9. Such a great post. Is that a photo of your daughter? WordPress won’t load the entire page. grrr

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