Pumpkin bread pudding

I roasted a turkey for the first time this Thanksgiving Day, if you leave out those nightmares I was having about the bird coming out charred from the oven, everything went well without a hitch. In the previous years we were either joining our friends for dinner or flying to India during thanksgiving weekend, and thereby depending on what we chose, made desserts to take along or hauled those oversized bags to the airport. We had friends over for Thanksgiving dinner last week, they brought in lovely home made pies and just for the sake of not letting any celebration go off without making a dessert I made a pumpkin bread pudding. I used a recipe from Pillsbury website which sounded different from the conventional bread pudding recipes as it calls for bread crumbs instead of pieces. The baked pudding resembles a cake in form and texture, with a softer and richer feel to it, something I would describe as a pudding cake. It might not be a bad idea to experiment with other fruit purees in this recipe.
This is my entry to the Festive food fair event hosted by Anna of Morsels & Musings, do check out the round up for fabulous holiday meal ideas. Thank you Anna.

Recipe source : http://www.pillsbury.com/

3 eggs
1 1/4 cups sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup butter melted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 3/4 cups Plain Bread Crumbs
2 cups milk
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2-cup raisins

For spiced whipped cream

1 cup whipping cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger or ¼ tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350°F, spray 8 or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray (or use butter). In a mixing bowl beat eggs well, add sugar, spices, butter, vanilla, and beat again. Add bread crumbs, milk and pumpkin and gently mix. Keep for 10 minutes. Add raisins, mix well and pour into the prepared pan. Bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes, check doneness using a knife or tester. Cool on a wire rack, unmold, and slice into squares. Serve hot or cold topped with spiced whipped cream. Leftover cranberry –apple-orange sauce worked well with this pudding, and so will any other berry puree or preserve.


Anonymous said...

Mmm! I can smell the nutmeg!! Bread crumbs must have given the pudding a different texture altogether. Wow!

indosungod said...

Archana, Pumpkin pudding looks delicious.

sra said...

i have a recipe for a marmalade pudding using breadcrumbs, have been meaning to put it up for a while. I guess this is how it might work!

Anonymous said...

That looks really good!

Sri said...

Wow!!! Archana...that's what we call a treat to eye. Beautiful, beautiful,presentation!!! i am just speechless. You rock girl.i am definitely sure that it tastes as yummy as it looks. I am not a fan of pumpkin but will really try it with mango puree :) Thankyou Archana for sharing.

wheresmymind said...

Pumpkin bread pudding...BRILLIANT!

Mandira said...

Hi Archana - so you were a first timer too... The pumpkin pie looks delicious, I have another pumpkin can... guess we are having pumpkin pie this weekend ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Archana, as usual the photos make me want to reach through the screen... can just imagine the lovely table you set for Thanksgiving :) Thanks for sharing!

Hyderabadi's said...

Looks delicious :)

Ashwini said...

Oh thats an apt dish for the festive season...I am sure the breadcrumbs must have given a lovely texture to the pudding.

Nabeela said...

oh wow, your pudding came out so neat...I remember when I made mine, it came out all mushy.
And as always, your picture aew awesome!

Lakshmi said...

nice recipe Archana.

Mamatha said...

Hi Archana,
Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving. Going by your pictures, I bet your guests had a lovely thanksgiving dessert. Take care.

Rajesh &Shankari said...

What a cool dessert, I can taste it here

Gattina Cheung said...

I'm so attracted by this intrigue recipe (using bread crumb) too. I'm not a fan of pumpkin but I'll bear in mind using other veg/fruit as you mentioned, as I simply can't resist any custard-alike dessert! Your pumpkin pudding looks so elegant and festive under your magic hand! Really beautiful!

Menu Today said...

Hi Archana,
Lovely recipe and picture. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Awesome pic and recipe,archana you've made me plan my weekend menu for the desert...Thanks!:)

Brilynn said...

Great picture! This looks must better than most bread puddings I've had.

FH said...

Photo is gorgeous,Archana! Pumpkin dessert looks divine.Great entry for the event.YUM!!!

Krithika said...

This is a such a different recipe. Using bread crumbs with pumpking puree. I will have to try this.

Sumitha said...


Seema Bhat said...

Hi Archana : this just looks picture perfect ...nice nice ..Thanx for sharing

Anupama said...

Very unusual Pudding. Is canned pumpkin available easily in all super markets?

Meeta K. Wolff said...

Archana, as always a feast forthe eyes and the tastebuds.


Shah cooks said...

i love pumpkin and nutmeg together and ur photo looks so tempting! how do u do it? sounds like a wonderful alternative to the pumpkin pie.Beautiful!

Meena Kandlakuti said...

Archana..great recipe.and ofcourse great picture...want to try right away...but lack of time..shall try next time when ever I get leasure time..beacuse such foods are meant to enjoy not only while cooking but also while eating too...:-))Thanks for sharing it

archana said...

Thank you, isn’t nutmeg too good?

ISG, Vani,WheresMM
Thanks a bunch folks.

Marmalade pudding sounds interesting, hope you will share the recipe with us. Thank you.

Thank you Sri for these kind words, you did light up my day. I am not a pumpkin person myself, but this was different from the bread puddings that I am used to.

Yes I am, but it was fun. I have some puree remaining which I might use for pancakes or something. Thank you.

Thank you Linda, I wish I had a good pic of the table to share. By the time turkey came out, I was so exhausted with excitement and totally messed up those photos.

Thank you.

Thank you. It was different from the usual bread puddings, but I would say that you could make someone to believe that it is a cake.

Thank you, I hope it works well next time.

Thanks Lakshmi

Thank you, hope you had a good one too.

Thank you dear.

Thank you friend. I am not a big fan of pumpkin based desserts too, but tried this one since it sounded so different. I get a feeling that this recipe might work well with berries and even with pears and peaches probabaly.

Menu Today
Thank you dear.

Thanks Lera, do let us know how it goes.

Thank you so much.

Thank you so much Ashaji.

Krithika . Sumitha
Thank you friends.

Thanks a lot Seema.

Thank you. Yes it is, especially around this time of the year you will find it everywhere. During the rest of the months, look for it near the canned fruit section.

Thank you so much, I am glad that you liked it.

You take very good photos yourself Shaheen. Thank you for these kind words.

Thank you Meena, hope you will give this a try when you find some time.

Grethel said...

I'm very surprised because your recipe is similar to a typical panamenian one, but your decoration is better. I'll try it.
Your pics are very cute.

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy! How about a ( request) wondeful Beetroot cake recipe from you Archana.... Thanks in advance... Happy Holidays and New year.

nazny said...

Hi archana,i would like to know if i can use fresh pumpkin instead of canned ones...

nazny said...

hi,,,i would like to know if i can use fresh pumpkin instead of the canned ones....

archana said...

I think you can. Just cook the pumpkin pieces for a short while ( you don't have to get it thoroughly cooked ) and puree it.


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