Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Bread Pudding w/ Chocolate-Bourbon Sauce + More Pumpkin Delights

It's that time of year again, for all things pumpkin and it just would not not be Fall without making a few of my favorite pumpkin delights! Here's one of my faves that is so rich in flavor and texture and will melt in your mouth! Just heavenly! Cest bon, cher! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Bread Pudding w/ Chocolate Bourbon Sauce

1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
1/2 cup each, sugar and brown sugar
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 loaf "day old" French bread, torn into pieces

Whisk together the first seven ingredients, in large bowl. Add bread and mix well to coat. Spoon into a buttered 9x13 baking dish and cover with foil. Place into a larger baking pan, filled with 1 inch of water. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven, for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 10 more minutes or until a knife comes out clean. serves 8.

Serve with Chocolate-Bourbon Sauce and top with whipped cream, if desired. Divinely delicious!

Chocolate Bourbon Sauce

8 (1 oz.) squares semisweet chocolate
1 tbs. butter
6 tbs.'s whipping cream
1 shot of bourbon


Combine all ingredients in saucepan and stir and cook over low heat, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and drizzle over warm bread pudding.

I also wanted to share a few of my other favorite pumpkin delights that some of you may not have seen. This recipe for Pumpkin Muffins was handed down to me from my dear Godmother and are out of this world, delicious, especially when served with my Cream Cheese Frosting! So good for breakfast with a nice cup of tea or coffee.

 Nanny's Pumpkin Muffins
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp.'s baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. each, ground cinnamon and nutmeg
a sprinkling of ground cloves
1/2 cup buttermilk or milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup melted butter
1 large egg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups or use paper liners. Mix all ingredients, until just mixed. Fold in 1/2 cup pecans, if desired, and fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake in a 350 degree oven, for twenty minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 pkg.(3 oz.) cream cheese
2 tbs.'s butter
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

Combine cream cheese and butter in mixing bowl. Microwave on high for 15 seconds. Beat in sugar. Frost muffins and enjoy!

And last but not least, is my Pumpkin Cheesecake, which is guaranteed to please your family and guests and have them coming back for more! This is my family's favorite pumpkin dessert and surely, it will become a favorite of yours, too. Cest bon, cher!

Pumpkin Cheesecake
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, (crushed fine)
5 tbs.'s melted butter
2 tbs.'s sugar
1 (15 oz.) can or 2 cups fresh pumpkin, strained 
2 (8 oz.) pkg.'s cream cheese, softened 
1 cup brown sugar 
1/4 cup flour 
1/4 tsp. salt 
1 (1/2)  tsp.'s pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 eggs, lightly beaten

In large bowl, stir together, graham cracker crumbs, butter, and 2 tbs.'s sugar. Mix well and press mixture onto bottom and about 1 inch up sides of a 9 inch spring form pan. Bake 5 minutes @ 350 degrees, then set aside to cool. Then chill until ready to use.
Note: I have also used chocolate graham crackers for this recipe.

In large bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until well blended and smooth. Gradually add sugar and mix until smooth. Mix in pumpkin, flour, pumpkin pie spice, and continue mixing until well blended. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well, after each one. Scrape bowl and beat in vanilla extract. Pour filling into pie crust and sprinkle evenly with topping and place springform pan on a cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes @ 350 degrees. Lower heat to 325 degrees and continue to bake for 10 to 15 minutes.


1/2 cup pecan pieces
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tbs.'s brown sugar

Mix together and sprinkle over top of the filling before baking.

Worth every calorie, cher! Bon appetit and happy baking!
Hope that ya'll are having a wonderful week! Merci beaucoup for coming by!


Nicki Elson said...

Oh, yummy! I just bookmarked the Pumpkin delights. :) Thanks so much.

judi/Gmj said...

Don't loose this post! I'll be back to copy the recipes!

Linda Starr said...

I could eat pumpkin every day of the year, yummy, I don't know where you find the time for all this cooking.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Uh-oh, I just gained 50 pounds by looking at this visual feast!

Rosaria Williams said...

Marguerite, just what the doctor ordered today. Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!

Cloudia said...

Mercy Mercy


Aloha from Hawaii, Cheri

Comfort Spiral


fuat gencal said...

Ellerinize sağlık, çok leziz, çok güzel ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.


Joanne said...

Fall is definitely a feast for all the senses in your kitchen :)

Pooch Purple Reign said...

omg i knew it.... you do ROCK!
~laura x

Pam said...

Oh, this sounds sinful! My hubby would love this for sure. Thank you for the post! A must try!

Marguerite said...

Nicki- Thanks, so glad you liked them! You're welcome and thanks for stopping by!

judi- Merci, cher, hope you try the bread pudding! I know you already know how to make the cheesecake! Enjoy!

Linda- I love pumpkin, too! Kinda same way that you find time for pottery! lol It's what I do! :)

Trish- You could always substitute no fat cream cheese, and buttermilk, and then you'd only gain 25 lbs.! lol Thanks for stopping by!

lakeviewer- Merci, cher, so glad you like them! The muffins are a good choice for those counting calories or not dancing a lot! lol

Cloudia- Thanks, I'll take that as a compliment and a sign that you like them! You're welcome, cher!

Drick said...

just when I think I've seen the better pumpkin recipe, you come up with the best, or bomb in this case... love that sauce too - and thanks for the others...

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hooray for ANYTHING pumpkin!!!!! Love, love love this!!! You are such a treasure, dear Marguerite!! Can't wait to try that pumpkin cheese cake especially...simply divine!!! Love you! Janine XO

Maggie May said...

Mmmmmmmh. That recipe for pumpkin bread pudding sounds lovely. Not sure if I have ever seen cans of pumpkin here though.
The chocolate sauce sounds divine.
Are you deliberately trying to ruin my figure?! LOL!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Kittie Howard said...

I've bookmarked the page, cher! Plan on fixin' all three (burp)!

Have you thought about a Cajun Holiday Cookbook???? Just a matter of whipping up the ingredients you've already got on hand!

Marguerite said...

Fuat- Thanks for your nice comment and for coming by!

Joanne- Thanks, I love to bake in the Fall, especially these pumpkin desserts. Hope you try them!

Laura- Thanks for the kind compliment and for coming by!

Pam- Thanks so much, glad you like them and hope your hubby does, too! You're welcome! Enjoy!

Drick- Merci for the lovely compliment! Hope you try all three! You're welcome, cher!

Janine- Merci beaucoup for your sweet comment, cher! So glad you like them! The cheesecake is divine and I hope you give it a try! Enjoy!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Late getting here for this blog post, puff, pant! - just finished my last slap up meal here LOL and Pumpkin Bread Pudding etc sounds wonderful. But I must watch my figure! - oh on seconds thoughts better not! LOL
What no dancing this time???

Anonymous said...

The pumpkin bread pudding looks devine.... yum

kitchen flavours said...

Wow, everyone is making all the delicious pumpkin recipes. Yours looks yummy. This goes to my long list of pumpkin recipes!

Ami Allison said...

OK! 1st I sang when I saw your Pumpkin Bread Pudding on It's a Hodgepodge Life. THEN I click over and I can NOT EXPLAIN to you how HAPPY I am to of found you! I'm a born and raised TEXAN and you should know us Texans LOVE y'alls Cajun food! I live in AZ now for just over a year and these people CAN'T COOK!!! Now that I have found you my hubby and our tummies are going to be so happy!!!!! :)

Ami Allison said...

OH GOOD HEAVENS! I just saw boudin balls! I'm crying tears of joy!!!

Marguerite said...

Maggie- Thanks, the bread pudding is delicious and can be made with the same amount of fresh pumpkin, too. And the sauce would be yummy on just about anything and worth all the calories, too! lol Thanks for stopping by!

Kittie- Merci, cher, so glad you like them! My cookbook will have a special holiday section, when it comes out, but no telling when that will be, yet! Have a fun weekend!

Eddie- Better late than never, cher! Not sure what a slap up meal is, lol, but I hope you saved room for dessert! A little bread pudding won't hurt! lol Taking a little break, but soon!

Moogie- Thanks so much for the sweet compliment! It means a lot coming from a master baker like you! Thanks for stopping by!

kf- It's that time of year and I love everything pumpkin, too. Thanks, hope you give them a try! Have a great weekend!

AliLilly- Hi and welcome, cher! It's great to meet you, too! I understand how you feel because I lived away, for many years, too. So glad to be able to share everything Cajun with you and hope that you and your hubby enjoy every bite! Yeah, those boudin balls were killer! lol Thanks so much for stopping by and for following! Cheers!

AllieMakes! said...

OH Yummy! I want to come live with you just for the food!
You should come link this up at my Making It With Allie Party!

Magic of Spice said...

I am stuck on the pumpkin bread...and with that sauce, yum :) Everything sounds delicious!

Miss. Tarrah Dame said...

This sauce sounds great! I just made some myself but it didn't have any sauce...just whipped cream :)

Gay Vaughan said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I have featured this on my blog and FB page. Hope you will join again, soon!

oak dining table said...

This looks so delicious. I can't wait to try it. This lovely pudding recipe is bookmarked!

Kim McCallie said...

Both of these look delicious - perfect for fall. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.