Do you like the smell of bread? How about pumpkin pie? Ever thought of combining them? It is really good.
I saw this recipe on the Facebook page of "Canning Granny". You should check out her site. It's really good.
When this recipe was posted, I thought, I have to try it. Here it is. I used I loaf of white French bread and 1/3 loaf of left over Challah (thanks, Chelsea, it was soooo good. BTW, I would love to have your honey cake recipe.)
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
3 cups whole milk
1/2 cup cream
6 large eggs
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I grind my own, it tastes a lot better and I live in Connecticut - the nutmeg state)
1 (15 ounce) can of pumpkin puree OR 1 3/4 cups of pumpkin puree
1 (or so) loaves of French or Italian bread, sliced thick and torn into large chunks
whipped cream to top the pudding (optional - or not)
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the bread and whipped cream.
Cover and soak the bread mixture. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, until set. Let cool slightly.