election night pumpkin bread pudding…

Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Originally uploaded by ulteriorepicure.

What better way to watch the election returns than with a nice warm comforting nubbin’ of pumpkin bread pudding and a scoop of cinnamon ice cream?

… how about with a shot of Pedro Ximenes?

It was the perfect autumn pairing.  The bread pudding, made from hearty egg bread, is studded with sultanas and topped with toasted bits of crunchy walnuts. The cinnamon ice cream adds the perfect cold contrast and compliments the pumpkin spicy pudding. The Pedro Ximenes, with its deep caramel-y and figgy golden complexity really paired exquisitely.  Continue reading for the recipe…

Pumpkin Bread Pudding
(adapted from epicurious.com recipe)

Alvear Solera
1927 Pedro Ximenes

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2 cups of half-and-half
1 15 oz of pumpkin puree
2 large eggs
1 cup (packed) of brown sugar
2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon of ground/grated cinnamon
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
12 oz. of egg bread, cubed to 1/2-inch squares
1/2 cup of sultana raisins, or other diced dried fruits
1/2 cup of walnuts, chopped

Method: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Whisk half-and-half, pumpkin, brown sugar, spices, cinnamon, vanilla extract and eggs in a large bowl. Fold in bread cubes to coat and fold in golden raisins.

Transfer to baking dish (11×7-inch) and let it stand for 10-15 minutes. Bake the bread pudding for 35 minutes. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the bread pudding and return to oven for another 5-10 minutes. Serve warm.

The original epicurious.com recipe also has a caramel sauce. But, I opted out for home-made cinnamon ice cream instead.

~ by ulterior epicure on November 8, 2006.

6 Responses to “election night pumpkin bread pudding…”

  1. Did you make the ice cream too?

  2. Yes, home-made cinnamon ice cream. Although, I imagine caramel ice cream would go just as well.

  3. oooh, yum! might have to sub some toasted pecans for those walnuts, but i think we’re having this tomorrow!

  4. let me know how it turns out, mamamgotcha!!

  5. It turned out wonderfully! We used the toasted pecans, and regular raisins, and a soft fresh loaf of French bread, and fresh whipped cream. Thanks for the idea and encouragement!

  6. Thanks for reporting back, mamagotcha!! Glad it worked out so well. I was really shocked out “orange” the bread pudding looked. No ice cream? Just whipped cream?

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