11.14.2010

dark chocolate toasted pecan pumpkin bread pudding

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Are you a bread pudding friend or foe? When I was a kid I thought it sounded really gross and mushy. I don't remember ever being brave enough to try it. A few years ago I ran across an Epicurious pumpkin bread pudding recipe and decided to give it a whirl. It was amazing! Not mushy at all. More like a moist cake. I've made bread pudding a few times now and I each time I like to play around with combinations of yummy ingredients. This time I chose to go with dark chocolate chips, toasted pecans and pumpkin. I topped it off with a dollop of whipping cream sweetened with vanilla sugar. So good!

Dark Chocolate Toasted Pecan Pumpkin Bread Pudding
by theUngourmet

1 1/4 cups half and half
1 1/4 cups pumpkin puree
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup toasted pecans
6 cups day old bread, cut into cubes (I used homemade whole wheat bread)

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9x9 baking dish. Whisk the half and half, pumpkin, brown sugar, egg, spices and vanilla. Fold in the chocolate chips, pecans and bread cubes. Transfer to baking pan and spread evenly. Let stand for about 15 minutes. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Serve slightly warm with fresh whipping cream sweetened with vanilla sugar and/or caramel sauce.

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40 comments:

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Oh Kim, sounds so festive and deccadent!! I don't even like bread pudding but then again all of your recipes make me wanna try new foods :) xo

Shelby said...

The combination sounds amazing!

Julie said...

Ah, decadent is the word I was going to use too :) I'm a bread pudding fan and this looks wonderful!

Nisrine said...

These are a lot of exciting flavors in one dish. Super delicious!

Emily Z said...

I saw you post about this on Facebook and HAD to check it out. I have not yet made my own bread pudding, but this does tempt me to try, for sure. I think I am going to bookmark this for the holidays!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love bread pudding as long as you don't put raisins in it! Yours looks delicious! :)

Jeannie said...

Your pudding looks fabulous! I love bread pudding and never fail to make a bee line for it whenever it's being served in a buffet. Yummy!

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet KIM, i am bread pudding friend!! This is wonderful and perfect for upcoming holiday season!! This is really yummieee! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

Beth said...

I'm not really a bread pudding person, but I'm willing to be persuaded. This recipe makes a great case!

bellini valli said...

Bread pudding of my childhood can go terribly awry but this is a winner through and through.

Jo said...

This is one of my favorites ... bread pudding. I've never tried the addition of pumpking so I'm printing this out and giving it a try this weekend.

Have a wonderful week ~
Jo

TKW said...

As a kid, I also thought that bread pudding sounded nasty. But then in high school, I actually tried it and discovered that it was heavenly! This version looks great.

Anonymous said...

Bread Pudding looks truly yummy.

pigpigscorner said...

I love bread pudding! So simple and delicious! Great combo!

Monet said...

Hi Kim! My older sister ADORES bread pudding. I can't wait to make this for her. I love the seasonal flair here. Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday!

Randi Troxell said...

oh i bet this is FABULOUS!!!

Heavenly Housewife said...

OMG, that desert looks positively sumptuous. I've never seen a bread and butter pudding that delicious looking before!
*kisses* HH

teresa said...

holy cow! with a bread pudding like this, how can you not love bread pudding! i must try this!

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds amazing!

Dawn (Bee and Rose) said...

I'm a huge fan of bread pudding! This recipe is just perfect for my day after Thanksgiving brunch! Thanks for sharing:) I can't wait to make it! (and eat it!)

Natalie said...

I always thought bread pudding was gross and boring too...then someone at my book club made a bananas foster bread pudding that was incredible. Now I can't wait to try more bread puddings..like this one!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Delicious recipe! I love bead pudding!

Jenn said...

I never knew bread pudding existed until a few years ago. Either that or I did have them at one point and never what it was. hehe...

Evan @swEEts said...

Oh Kim, you know the way to my heart.. I absolutely adore bread pudding.. I could eat entire casserole dish of it. The chef where I worked in college made the most delicious bread pudding and I've been a changed girl ever since! ha

Faith said...

What a beautiful bread pudding! I think this would make a fantastic addition to Thanksgiving brunch!

♥peachkins♥ said...

That looks seriously delicious!


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Joanne said...

I am absolutely hands down a bread pudding fanatic and so this sounds just perfect to me! And you know how much I love pumpkin as well...

UrMomCooks said...

Have to admit...I am a recent convert to sweet bread puddings! But I am on-board now! This looks delicious!!!

Krista said...

I adore bread pudding...even the mushy versions! This looks phenomenal! I just love stopping by here to see what you're up to. : )

Reeni said...

I used to feel the same way about bread pudding! I know better now but still haven't made one! This is packed with so many delicious and delectable things - heavenly!

sweetlife said...

I have recently only began to enjoy bread pudding, love chocolate and pecans together...yummy the first pic is amazing

sweetlife

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

this sounds just amaizing!... do you have any leftovers? thanks for sharing this with us.

Chef E said...

I was drooling just trying to say the title! Sounds and looks fantastic!

tasteofbeirut said...

This looks like it would combine all that one would want; chocolate, the smoothness of pumpkin, moistness of bread pudding I can't think of a better indulgence for fall!

Ali said...

I'm slowly coming around to bread pudding. Whipped cream helps!

Ellah Sun said...

I did my blog walking and I found your blog!
Oh my god you make me hungry...

Cailin said...

I never ate bread pudding much when I was younger, but my husband loves it. This one sounds so decadent!

Angie's Recipes said...

My husband loves bread pudding...actually this just reminds me that I haven't baked one for a long while....yours looks decadent!

Juliana said...

Kim, this pumpkin bread pudding looks fabulous...love the combination of all the ingredients together...yummie :-)

Lisa said...

I have grown quite fond of bread pudding over the past few years. It is an amazing creation I long avoided. Now, having seen the light, I'd love to try every recipe I run into. With chocolate, pumpkin and pecans, not to mention vanilla sugar, this one will be right at the top of the list. Great post!

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