Pumpkin and Cranberry Bread Pudding Recipe

Pumpkin and Cranberry Bread Pudding is the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving or any autumn dinner meal. An easy and flavorful twist on a favorite dessert.


Pumpkin and Cranberry Bread Pudding

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, creole, French, Thanksgiving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 493 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
This is the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving or any other autumn meal. This is a tart and sweet twist on one of my all-time favorite desserts. Bread puddings are super easy to make and are my go-to stress-free dessert.


  • 1 1/2 loaves of egg bread raisin bread or brioche
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 1 pint milk
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup Hot Chocolate sauce bottled or homemade


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 4-quart baking dish with butter.
  2. Cut bread into 2-inch cubes and place in prepared 4-quart baking dish.
  3. Place cream and milk in a saucepan; bring to boil. Remove from heat.
  4. Place all remaining ingredients in large bowl; stir to blend. Stir in milk mixture and pour over bread.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until top is golden brown and custard is firm. Serve with whipped cream or a fruit sauce such as raspberry. Drizzle with chocolate sauce

Recipe Notes

The bread pudding can be baked one day in advance, but make sure you don’t overcook it. Cook it just until eggs are set. Before reheating, combine 1⁄2 cup milk and1⁄2 cup cream in a bowl and stir. Drizzle it over the pudding; break up the mixture gently with a spoon so the milk mixture will run through the bread. Bake 25-30 minutes in a 300-degree oven. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin and Cranberry Bread Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 493 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 238mg79%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 324mg9%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 10710IU214%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 149mg15%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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