What a wonderful Fall dessert.
This is a recipe that anyone can throw together for any type of party; casual get-together, dinner party, fall brunch, you name it, this recipe will hit the spot on any cold (or chilly) Fall day. And what makes this recipe super easy is that you can use a purchased loaf of pumpkin bread or make your own. I usually choose homemade over anything store bought but if you are in a crunch for time, just buy some ready made bread.
I made this for my garden club last week and everyone loved it and I promised to post the recipe, so here it is. I’m giving you my pumpkin bread recipe also, but you can use your own if it’s your favorite.
I’ve never been a fan of bread pudding. I guess I just didn’t get all those crunchy little bread cubes sticking up out of the dish and the dryness of the bread puddings I have tried. But I changed my mind when I first made this recipe several years ago. Maybe it’s the spiciness of the pumpkin bread OR it could be the sweet and gooey caramel sauce that I drench my bread pudding in, or the fact that someone who acclaimed herself an expert on bread pudding said this was the best she had ever tasted. Whatever the reason I changed my mind, this has made me an lover bread pudding.
For our 40th anniversary party a couple of years ago, my son, Paul, made a banana bread pudding with banana bread with a chocolate sauce. Everyone loved it along with his homemade vanilla bean ice cream and I may be making his recipe during the holidays. So, if you decide to try my version of a bread pudding, please leave a comment of what you think. I’m always open to trying different versions.