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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Old-fashioned but never out of style, I got this favorite pumpkin recipe from an elderly aunt. —Lois Fetting, Nelson, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 4 cups cubed day-old whole wheat bread
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates or raisins
  • 1/3 cup plus 2-1/2 tablespoons chopped pecans, divided
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Half-and-half cream or whipped cream, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine bread cubes, dates and 1/3 cup pecans; place in a greased 2-qt. shallow baking dish.
  • In a bowl, combine the milk, pumpkin, egg yolks, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; fold into pumpkin mixture. Pour over bread cubes and toss gently. Sprinkle with remaining nuts.
  • Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 1 hour. Serve warm or chilled with cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 261 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • HOGWriter
    Dec 5, 2012

    What a lovely alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie. I served it warm with whipped cream (ice cream would have been good too.) Leftovers were still good a day or two later without getting mushy.

  • Countrypatty
    Oct 28, 2011

    My family loves this recipe. I used cinnamon raisin bread in place of wheat and baked it in individual ceramic pumpkins made by Temptations. It not only tasted great but looked cute and festive too.

  • Karen23464
    Sep 14, 2011

    What a yummy recipe! I substituted honey forth susGarWhat a yummy dessert! Easy to make-definite keeper! I substituted honey for the brown sugar and it came out perfect!

  • kins2294
    Oct 26, 2009

    This is the best pumpkin bread pudding recipe I have ever tasted!!!! Very easy.