A deliciously spiced bread pudding. French bread is mixed with cream, soy milk, eggs, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt and raisins, before being baked to perfection. Serve with a dusting of icing sugar, if desired.
Pumpkin puree can be purchased online.
5 stars because this was delicious-- but I did make some significant changes. Instead of French bread I used whole wheat cinnamon-raisin bread, then skipped adding raisins. Instead of the cream and soy milk, I used 2 cups whole milk. Instead of puree I used a can of pumpkin pie filling, and then didn't add the cinnamon. I cut the sugar to 1/4 cup, and added a cup of walnuts. Cooked in two square pans for 40 minutes- but next time will check it sooner. Absolutely heavenly dessert that everyone raved about. - 26 Nov 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was heavenly (if you like pumpkin). I used 1% milk instead of the soy milk and 1 cup half and half instead of the heavy cream. Used a long french bread loaf. Made it in a 9x13 pan and baked at 350 for about 40-45 minutes. Some people liked Cool Whip on theirs but I preferred just the bread pudding. My adult daughter could not get enough of it and all my guests liked it also. I will make this again and do the same things as it was very good. - 29 Nov 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Overall was very good! I used reg milk and it came out fine. I am not a fan of raisins, so I add some milk chic chips. I also put in a 9x13 glass dish and baked for 45 minutes and it was perfect. - 10 Oct 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)