Warm puddings aren’t restricted to winter months. You can eat them during summer and spring as well. For me, warm puddings are heaven-sent on a stormy day. I like to sit by the window with a pudding plate in my hand and enjoy gazing at the rain on the outside. Bread pudding recipe is my all-time favorite. Here’s a delicious pumpkin bread pudding recipe with pecan caramel sauce that my whole family loves.
What you’ll need:
– Four (4) large eggs
– 2 cans pumpkin
– 1 cup half and half
– 1 cup white sugar
– One teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– Half (1/2) teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 one day old French bread stick
For the sauce:
– 1 cup chopped pecans
– 1 cup light brown sugar
– Half cup butter
– One tablespoon light corn syrup
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– I normally use fresh ground nutmeg and cinnamon, but you can also use store-bought spices.
– Place the eggs and half and half in a mixing bowl and blend together well.
– Add the sugar to the mix and mix well to dissolve the sugar.
– Puree the canned pumpkin to get a fine puree.
– Add this puree to the egg mix and mix well.
– Whisk in the salt, ground nutmeg, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon.
– Mix all the ingredients together well.
– Cut the French bread loaf in half lengthwise and then cut in small 1-inch cubes.
– Add the bread pieces to the pudding mix and stir carefully so that all of the bread cubes are well coated.
– Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for eight to twenty-four hours dependent on the time you have available.
– Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
– Lightly grease eleven (11) ramekins.
– Spoon the chilled bread mix in the ramekins.
– Bake in the heated oven for thirty-five minutes.
– The pudding will puff up so don’t fill up the ramekins to the top.
– After 35 minutes, cover the ramekins with foil then bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Preparing the sauce:
– Take the pecans in a skillet and roast them gently for 3-5 minutes over medium-low heat.
– Put the butter, sugar and light corn syrup in a pan and heat over a low heat to let the sugar dissolve.
– Remove from the heat, add the pecans and vanilla and stir well.
– Remove the ramekins from the oven and drizzle the sauce generously over the top.
– Bake the pudding for another 5 minutes or until the sauce is hot and bubbling.
– Remove from the oven and serve the pudding hot or warm.
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