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Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce and Creme

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Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf white bread (French loaf) cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 6 eggs beaten
  • 3 cups milk or half and half
  • 1 ½ cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped Pecans

 

Directions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a large cookie sheet (with sides). Toss the bread cubes with melted butter and arrange on the cookie sheet.

Combine eggs, milk, pumpkin puree, ¾ cup brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Pour this mixture over the bread cubes and top with pecan pieces and remaining brown sugar. Sprinkle the top with a little nutmeg and bake for 25 – 30 minutes.

 

Ingredients (Praline topping):

  • 1 C Brown sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ c butter
  • 1 C Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

 

Directions:

Take first three ingredients, bring to a very low boil for about 3 minutes, take off heat, add sugar and vanilla – pour warm onto the Bread Pudding servings on the plate.

Presentation:

Let bread pudding cool slightly and cut out in rounds or squares. Top with Praline Topping, Serve whipped crème to the side….garnish with sage leaves, toasted or fresh.