Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Just so you know this is not pumpkin bread pudding, it's pumpkin bread pudding.  Big difference, I'd say.  


I saw this recipe at Martha Stewart's site and made it a few weeks ago.  I found it delightful and pretty easy.  I don't think anyone else cared for it as much as I did, just to be honest.


Here's Martha's recipe:

 Serves 6.
Unsalted butter, room temperature, for ramekins
6 tablespoons dark-brown sugar
1 cup raisins
1/3 cup bourbon
1/3 cup hot water
One 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
4 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Pinch of salt
One 12-ounce, day-old loaf brioche or challah bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter six 10-ounce ramekins or custard cups, and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and set aside on a baking sheet. Place raisins in a small bowl, and cover with bourbon, if using, and the hot water; let soak until plump, about 20 minutes. Drain; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, eggs, granulated sugar, milk, vanilla, spices, and salt. Toss in the bread cubes, and stir gently to evenly coat; let stand a few minutes. Fold in the raisins. Divide among prepared dishes, pressing down slightly to make level.

Bake until custard is set in the center and top is golden, about 40 minutes. If bread browns too quickly, cover loosely with aluminum foil. Remove from oven; let cool slightly. To serve, un-mold onto plates; dust with confectioners' sugar. 

And just for kicks I tried a different version of Beef Bourguignon.  This one by none other than Rachael Ray.



It was pretty good, but definitely not as good as Ina's version, certainly no quicker.  And I didn't get to set anything on fire. 

28 comments:

Smitten Sugar said...

Yum! Looks delicious! I think Pioneer Woman posted a Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe recently as well.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Oh that looks good!

Lara said...

Yum! I have a pumpkin bread pudding recipe that we just love. I bet the bourbon really gives it a unique flavor in this version.

Brownieville Girl said...

Looks wonderful, I love bread puddings and this looks like a wonderful variation.

Jennifurla said...

Love the texture, you can't please everyone!

Ingrid said...

Julie we LOVE, just love bread pudding. With that said send over your leftovers sista! I've been meaning to make PUMPKIN bread pudding for two years now.
~ingrid

Diana's Cocina said...

Your pumpkin bread pudding is beautiful~and everyone else is missing out! It looks so warm and flavorful.

The Blonde Duck said...

I've been wanting to make bread pudding for ages!

teresa said...

oh yummy! that pumpkin bread pudding would be a killer hit in our house!

Kim said...

Yum - I have a real fondness for bread pudding, of any kind. Wish I could share some of this with ya. (I love pumpkin but no one else in my house likes it)

The beef bourgignon looks really good too. It's hard to beat Ina though.

CherylK said...

I saw that pumpkin bread pudding on Martha's site, too, and thought it looked delicious. Now that you've tried it and liked it, I believe I'll do the same!! That's a beautiful shot of it, by the way.

Kathleen said...

I love all types of bread pudding especially pumpkin! Yours not only sounds delicious but its really pretty!

Sean Grey Hanson said...

Incredibly delicious! Nothing sounds better that pumpkin pudding..

Reeni said...

I just discovered how much I love bread pudding! I'll happily help you eat this!

Karen said...

I love any kind of bread pudding, I'm sure I would love this pumpkin one!

Monet said...

I know I would have cared for this! I think it looks delicious! I'm such a sucker for pumpkin bread in any form...and my sister loves bread pudding...so I think this would be a perfect recipe for us to share. Thank you so much for sharing with me tonight. I hope you have a wonder-filled Friday!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Boy does that pumpkin bread pudding look great!! Its got all the good stuff I love in it. As far as the Beef Bourguignon goes, I have determined that I will not make that until I have a proper LeCreuset French oven (which at that cost, will likely be awhile yet) and then I shall make none other than Julia's!

Joanne said...

This is basically my dream come true. Just thought I'd alert you to that fact.

Deborah said...

My husband would love me so much if I made this for him!!

Val said...

Looks fantastic.

Velva said...

I would have gladly helped you eat the pumpkin bread pudding! It really looks awesome.

Happy Holidays to you.
Velva

Chris said...

This looks good. I was never into bread pudding until Alexis made one just a few days ago using a homemade cinnamon bread she had made. Good lord that was a good breakfast!

Krista said...

Both the bread pudding and the Beef Bourguignon look amazing! I'm a sucker for a new bread pudding recipe. I've gotta bookmark this one. Happy Holidays to your family!

Kerstin said...

Oh wow, what a bread pudding - it looks perfect for company!

Cute seasonal blog background too :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Have a magical Monday!

theUngourmet said...

Oh, but setting things on fire is 1/2 the fun! ;D

I love pumpkin..bread pudding. This looks like a tasty recipe. I'll have a slice for breakfast please.

Monica H said...

no fire, but it certainly looks fantastic!

I bet that bread pudding would be awesome made with pumpkin bread.

Amy said...

I love bread pudding and I love pumpkin. This looks like a win-win! Yum!