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The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 11: Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding

Make your Christmas morning SIMPLE with this make-ahead show stopper.  All you need to do is pop it into a preheated oven, before you unwrap gifts and it will be ready when you are.


This pumpkin pie bread pudding is a dream recipe because it is not only ridiculously simple to make, but it uses simple, inexpensive staples most everyone always has on-hand in their kitchen.

Pro tip:  Always keep a loaf of stale french bread on top of your fridge or in your bread box.  Its a great multi-tasker, whether for bread crumbs, bread pudding, or more.

In my fridge recently sat a lonely, partial can of pumpkin just begging to be used up.  With the big holidays I try my best to prepare as many dishes in advance so that I don’t have to deal with many messes on the big day, so this was a no brainer.  We don’t (yet) have a traditional breakfast which we do on Christmas mornings because our children are small and enjoy pretty much everything.  This year I concluded, who doesn’t love bread pudding?  It’s easy, versatile, and potentially more nutritious (or at least less unhealthy) than so many other breakfast staple options.

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Preparing to go into the oven!

You will need:

9×13 casserole dish, liberally buttered

1 loaf of stale bread, cut or torn into approximate bite size pieces

1 cup melted butter

12 eggs

2 cups pumpkin puree

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 cups whole milk

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

pinch of salt

Whipped cream

Maple syrup

Toasted pecans

Directions:  Cube bread and place into greased casserole dish.  Drizzle melted butter over stale bread.  In a large bowl, beat eggs, whip puree into eggs, then add sugar, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla, and mix until combined.  Slowly incorporate milk, one cup at a time.  Pour over the bread and butter.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until sides are lightly browned and a toothpick comes out mostly clean from the center.

Serve with whipped cream, maple syrup, and toasted chopped pecans.

 

 

2 thoughts on “The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 11: Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding

  1. Even though French bread is my favorite choice for bread pudding, I feel it works great with nearly anything. Oftentimes, I will save the ends of regular loaves of white or Wheat bread until I have enough stale bread to make a pudding with the conglomeration.

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