Pumpkin Bourbon Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Bourbon Bread Pudding

‘Tis the season for pumpkin and…bourbon? Sure, why not!

Pumpkin Bourbon Bread Pudding

Made with the most delicious bourbon sauce, this warm pumpkin bread pudding is the perfect dessert to pair with a hot cup of coffee in front of the fire!

Pumpkin Bourbon Bread Pudding

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 7 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 27 minutes


  • 1 (16 ounce) challah bread or French bread, cubed
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Bourbon Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup bourbon


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Arrange bread cubes in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.
  2. Whisk together milk, pumpkin, eggs, maple syrup, bourbon, butter, sugar and pumpkin pie spice; pour over bread mixture, pressing bread cubes to absorb egg mixture.
  3. Bake, covered, in preheated oven 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 30 more minutes or until lightly browned and set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  4. For the Bourbon sauce, melt 1/2 cup butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Whisk in egg, sugar and vanilla; cook over low heat, stirring constantly 5 to 7 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Stir in bourbon and drizzle over Pumpkin Bread Pudding.

Pumpkin Bourbon Bread Pudding