Pumpkin-White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Pumpkin pie meets bread pudding in this rich yet easy dessert.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 9

Ingredients

  • 6 cups stale bread cubes
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Butter 8-inch square baking pan. Place half the bread cubes, chocolate chips and cranberries in pan; repeat layers.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together half-and-half, pumpkin, eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Pour over bread mixture.
  3. Place bread pudding pan in bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan; place in middle rack of oven. Fill larger pan halfway with boiling water. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean.
  4. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
  • Yield: 9 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Ready In: 1 hr 55 mins
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