Sunday, May 16, 2010

SMS: Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel-Rum Raisin Sauce

YUMMY! I really love bread pudding, any kind, at pretty much any time of the day! Bread pudding, is not just for dessert as far as I am concerned. If I didn't love bread pudding so much, I probably would have given this week a miss because my little sister got married Friday, which made for a crazy, busy week.

I am so glad I made this because it was delicious. Here are the few changes I made to the recipe: I didn't have brioche so I grabbed a loaf of bread from a local grocery store that was described as rich, golden and buttery. I also did not have rum so I substituted 1 tsp. rum flavoring and enough water to make 1/4 cup in total. The rum flavoring was a little strong for me so next time I think I would just use 1/2 tsp. rum flavoring. This will be a recipe I definitely use again, especially in the fall and winter, although we are pumpkin lovers year round here!
I still have some leftover sauce that I plan to try with vanilla ice cream tomorrow, yum!
To give the recipe a try, zip on over to our wonderful host this week, Carmen of Baking is my Zen; she has the original recipe plus some variations and some great information as well. Also enjoy taking a look at the other SMS bakers.


  1. I love pumpkin any time of year as well and have stockpiled cans of it! Beautiful job on the bread pudding! Looks delicious!

  2. Beautiful carmel sauce! I bet it will be yummy with vanilla ice cream.

  3. Tiff,

    Thanks for baking along with me...even with your busy schedule!

    Appreciate your kind comments on my post.


  4. Your bread pudding looks awesome! I didn't get a chance to bake this week, but am looking forward to making this. Yum!

  5. Your bread pudding is GORGEOUS!! I love the first photo with the sauce dripping down!

  6. Yum, I don't even like bread pudding but your photos are so tempting! I love that I can see the cinnamon-sugar crust on top of the bread. I did a rewind this week but may give this recipe a go in the fall :)

  7. That looks great! I love that cinnamon sugar top and wow, it's great!