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Happy Tuesday, friends!
One of my favorite things to do in our house is to entertain. I don’t mean a huge party affair all the time – sometimes, the simple impromptu dinner brings me joy. 🙂 The other day, a local grocery store was having a crazy sale on meat. We stocked up on chicken, ground meat, and randomly, my husband picked up a couple of racks of ribs.
For just the two of us, two racks of ribs is excessive. Especially since I don’t really prefer to eat ribs (it’s a fattier meat, and I’m not a fan), so when we dropped by my in-laws that morning, I thought it would be nice to invite them over for a casual meal. Well, I can’t be simple, y’all – I really can’t. I had to make a dessert, and well – this bread pudding fit the bill.
Bread pudding is a staple out here in south Louisiana, but since I’m ALL about the pumpkin lately, you know I had to add it in. I also topped it with a dulce de leche bourbon sauce, which was just perfect with the pumpkin. I love how easy bread pudding comes together, too. Cut bread into cubes, make a custard, pour the custard over and bake. Easy!
Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding
Source: adapted from Epicurious
For the bread pudding:
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
- 2 large Eggland’s Best eggs + 1 Eggland’s Best egg yolk
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp. ground allspice
- pinch of ground cloves
- 5 cups cubed (1-inch) day-old baguette or crusty bread (I like to use New Orleans po-boy bread)
For the sauce:
- 1 13.4 oz. can dulce de leche
- 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. bourbon
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and adjust an oven rack to the middle shelf.
- Place the cubed bread in a greased 8×8 pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, pumpkin puree, milk, granulated sugar, eggs, egg yolk, salt & spices until everything is well-mixed.
- Pour the pumpkin mixture over the bread cubes, making sure all of the bread cubes are coated in the pumpkin mixture. Place the pan in the oven, and bake the bread pudding for 25-30 minutes (until the custard is set).
- While the bread pudding is in the oven, make the sauce. Add the dulce de leche, butter, bourbon and salt to a small pot, and heat the sauce until the butter is melted. Remove the mixture from heat, and add in the vanilla extract.
- Allow the bread pudding to cool until warm. If needed, reheat/stir the sauce until it’s pourable. To serve, enjoy this bread pudding with a heaping scoop of the dulce de leche sauce. Enjoy!
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Here are today’s #PumpkinWeek Recipes:
Cheesy Pumpkin Chorizo Burritos from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Fall-Flecked Stuffed Grape Leaves from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pumpkin Harvest Stew from Wholistic Woman
Pumpkin Mac N Cheese from Sweet Beginnings
Rosemary Cheddar Pumpkin Rolls from Cookaholic Wife
Baked Goods & Desserts:
Cinnamon Pumpkin French Toast Casserole from Daily Dish Recipes
Easy Pumpkin Spice Pull-Apart Bread with Cinnamon Vanilla Glaze from Family Around the Table
Pumpkin Almond Tart from Love and Confections
Pumpkin Bundt Cakes Recipe from April Golightly
Pumpkin Cheesecake Danish Braid from The Redhead Baker
Pumpkin Cheesecake Milkshake from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Pumpkin Chiffon Pie from House of Nash Eats
Pumpkin Dip from The Crumby Kitchen
Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding from The Nifty Foodie
Pumpkin Halwa from Caroline’s Cooking
Pumpkin Pasties- Harry Potter Style from Jonesin’ For Taste
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