We were invited to my Wife's Cousins house for Thanksgiving Dinner and I wanted a unique but fabulous dessert. I had Doug find us a recipe and this is what he came up with. It is a Pumpkin Bread Pudding with a caramel whiskey sauce. By that, I mean a Bread Pudding made with Pumpkin Bread, that has a cramel Bourbon sauce drizzled over it when its done. This required that we find a good recipe for Pumpkin Bread. I also put Doug on this bit of research and he came up with a whopper of a recipe. This Pumpkin bread recipe is completely out of the yard whether you use it for bread pudding or not. The pumpkin bread is outstandingly moist, dense, and flavorful.
Here's the Pumpkin Bread recipe:
3/4 cup Butter
2-1/4 cup White Sugar
2-1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
2-1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Ground Clove
1 tsp Ground Cinnaon
1 tsp Nutmeg
3/4 16 oz can of Solid Pack Pumpkin
Cream the butter and ugar.
Add the eggs and mix wellCombine the dry goods and add to the mixture until just moistened.
Stir in the Pumpkin
This is enough for 2 regualr loafs so pour into 2 9 X 5 X 3in pans.
Bake for 1 hour or until Bread Tests done.
Trust me on this. Doug did amazing picking out a recipe. You will be a rock star with this any time you show up with it. It is great by itself but we made it for the purpose of using it in bread pudding.
To make the bread pudding, we used this recipe:
1-3/4 cup 1/2 and 1/2
1/4 cup plus 2 tsp sugar
1-1/4 tsp Vanilla
4-3/4 cups cubed Pumpkin Bread. This was about a loaf and a half.
Mix all the ingredients except the bread together with a wire whip
Put the bread in a pan that is 9X9 or 9 inch round.
Pour the liquid over the bread
Bake in a preheated oven at 325 for about 45 minutes
I thought we would need a sauce for this so I did this:
1 jar ( about 3/4 cup ) Caramel Ice Cream topping
3 tbl Heavy Cream
3 tbl Bourbon
Combine and heat while stirring constantly until combined.
This was also very well received and so simple to make.
To serve, heat the sauce, place a piece of pudding on the plate and add a drizzle of sauce