Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

If you are looking for something a little different this holiday season, then we have the recipe for you!  For some reason, bread pudding always seems intimidating; all of those ingredients and so many flavors!  It is actually quite simple to prepare and is a great dish to prepare ahead of time and then bake later.  Yes, it does involve a few more ingredients than your average pumpkin pie, but they are almost all kitchen staples.  And the baking part?  That's easy!  You basically mix everything up, spread it in a pan and bake.

So put your fears aside and try this amazing recipe!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

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Ingredients

Ingredients for bread pudding:
  • 1, 22-ounce loaf of rustic country white bread
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups half and half
  • 5 eggs
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup Stonewall Kitchen Maple Pumpkin Butter (can substitute roasted/mashed pumpkin or canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1/2 cup Stonewall Kitchen Pumpkin Caramel Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet)
Ingredients for whipped topping:

Directions:

Step 1:  Remove crusts from bread and cut into 1" cubes

Step 2:  In a large bowl, combine milk, half and half, eggs, sugars, Stonewall Kitchen Maple Pumpkin Butter and Pumpkin Caramel Sauce, vanilla, salt and spices.  Whisk until combined.

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Steps 1 and 2

Step 3:  Add bread and chocolate chips to the liquid mixture and toss gently.  Pour into a greased 8 cup shallow baking dish.  Let sit for 20-30 minutes.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes.  Pudding is done when puffed and golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and looks like the below image.
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Step 4:  While bread pudding is baking, whip cream in a cold mixing bowl with a whisk attachment until soft peaks are about to form.  Whisk in 2 Tablespoons sugar.  Gently fold 3 tablespoons Stonewall Kitchen Pumpkin Caramel Sauce into the cream.


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Step 5:  Serve warm, top with whipped cream and enjoy!
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Enjoy!

What is your favorite non-traditional dessert for the holidays?

2 comments:

  1. You know what would make that even better? When Pigs Fly Six-Grain & Pumpkin Seed OR Pumpkin Cranberry & Apple bread! YUM!

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  2. Our favorite non-traditional holiday dessert has chocolate pudding on top of a simple crust, followed by a cream cheese layer, and topped with whipped cream. I'm not sure what its official name is, but in our home it's known as the chocolate pudding dessert!

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