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Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

A twist on traditional Southern bread pudding, this pumpkin bread pudding encompasses all your favorite fall flavors. A cinnamon filled pumpkin bread pudding layered in with chopped pecans. Then, it is drizzled with a vanilla-bourbon cream sauce. Served warm, this dessert will be sure to be a hit at your favorite fall gatherings.
4.28 from 25 votes
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people


Pumpkin Bread Pudding

  • 14 oz french bread, cubed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ cup pecans, finely chopped

Bourbon Cream Sauce

  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup bourbon


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a casserole pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients except bread and pecans. Gently fold bread into mixture. Let set for 15 minutes. Fold again, making sure all bread is evenly coated. Let set for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Scoop ⅓ of bread mixture into the bottom of your casserole dish. Spread across bottom. Sprinkle ⅓ of pecans on top of the mixture. Repeat until all bread and pecans are layered into dish. Bake for 40 minutes. Let set for 10 minutes before serving.
  • While the bread pudding bakes, combine all ingredients into a medium sauce pot. Whisk vigorously over medium heat. When the edges of the mixture begin to boil, lower heat to medium-low and whisk for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Let sit for 5 minutes before pouring over sliced bread pudding.
Keyword baked dessert, bourbon, bourbon sauce, bread pudding, cinnamon rolls, cloves, fall dessert, fall recipes, nutmeg, pecans, pumpkin, pumpkin bread, southern
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