Pumpkin-Biscotti Bread Pudding with Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce


This easy pumpkin recipe is great to curl up with on chilly fall day. Warm brown sugar sauce adds sweetness to this pumpkin dessert.

Pumpkin-Biscotti Bread Pudding with Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins


  • 6 cup 1-inch cubes French bread (about 6 ounces)

  • 1 5-6 ounce package purchased biscotti, coarsely crushed (2 cups)

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 ¼ cup milk

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

  • ¾ cup whipping cream

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ cup butter, cut into pieces

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup whipping cream

  • ¼ cup bourbon, rum, or Madeira

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • Sweetened whipped cream (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 8 8- to 10-ounce ramekins in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. In a large bowl combine the bread cubes and biscotti. Divide among ramekins.

  2. In a large bowl beat granulated sugar and eggs with an electric mixer on medium speed for 4 minutes or until fluffy. Add milk, pumpkin, the 3/4 cup whipping cream, the allspice, nutmeg, salt, and cloves; beat until combined.

  3. Slowly pour the pumpkin mixture over the bread and biscotti (dishes will be full). Let stand about 10 minutes. Top each with some of the 1/4 cup butter pieces.

  4. Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until set and browned. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, for brown sugar caramel sauce, in a small saucepan melt the 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and the 1/4 cup whipping cream. Bring just to simmering. Cook 1 minute, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in bourbon and vanilla. Set aside to cool slightly. Serve warm sauce with bread pudding.


To coarsely crush the biscotti, place it in a sealed storage bag; crush it with a rolling pin or the bottom of a small skillet.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

574 Calories
34g Fat
56g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 574
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 192mg 64%
Sodium 455mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 1.6mg 8%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Potassium 233mg 5%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 45.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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