October 16, 2011

I'll Love You Til the End of the Vine and a Linky Party!

Hot damn, I'm on fire!

Pumpkin recipe #2!  Look at me rocking out the pumpkin! This one not only includes pure pumpkin; I was able to squeeze in some Pumpkin Wheat beer as well.  Sneaky sneaky!  

Dear lord this dessert was flab worthy! Just don't sit down and eat the whole pan and you should be okay.  Could you resist?  Let me paint the picture for you in case the one above isn't clear enough. A warmly spiced Pumpkin and Stout Bread pudding drizzled with a warm Stout Caramel Sauce.  

Shut the front door! 

Pumpkin and Stout Bread Pudding
Yield: 8 servings

  • 7 cups, 3/4 inch cubes french baguette (14 ounce loaf)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canned pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cram
  • 12 oz. pumpkin beer (I used Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat)
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. ground ginger
  • 1/8 t. ground allspice
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Stout Caramel Sauce - recipe follow
Ingredients for Stout Caramel Sauce:
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup Pumpkin Beer - pour the rest in a glass and drink it.
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract
Instructions for Pumpkin and Stout Bread Pudding:
  1. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, pumpkin, cream, stout, brown sugar, and spices. Add bread; toss until well mixed. Pour into 8-inch square baking dish that has been lightly coated with no-stick cooking spray. Let stand 15 minutes for bread to aborb moisture, pressing on bread often to evenly moisten. Bake in a 350 degree oven until knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Let stand 15 - 20 minutes. Serve warm with Stout Caramel Sauce.
Instructions for Stout Caramel Sauce:
  1. In heavy 2-quart saucepan, combine sugar and stout over low heat; cook stirring often until sugar dissolves. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat; cook stirring occasionally until mixture is amber colored and thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to very low; slowly add cream (mixture will bubble up) and stir until smooth. Cool sightly; stir in vanilla. Serve with Bread Pudding.
Adapted from Dierbergs Everybody Cooks

Servings: 1
Calories:  460
Total Fat:  13.8 g
Cholesterol:  98 mg.
Sodium:  320 mg.
Protein:  7.8 g.

 Your turn!  Link up your favorite pumpkin recipes!
Dear sweet pumpkin, how do we love thee?  Let us count the ways!


  1. This looks wonderful Dee! Love following your blog and seeing what fun creative treats you come up with. I thought of you this weekend when I was making my maple walnut cookies... thought it was right up your alley.
    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

  2. OMG and I just realized we have the same wooden background!!! love it!!!!

  3. You've definitely outdone yourself!!! This looks so amazing. I'm pretty picky about my bread pudding, but I'm going wild over this...I'll have to go out to buy some of the pumpkin beer secret ingredient =)

  4. Are you kidding... so many pumpkin recipes and a couple more on the way, I have gone pumpkin crazy. I will defiantly be back with more :)

  5. This sounds amazing. I can't wait to give this wonderful pumpkin recipe a try. The sauce just makes it sound that much better. Yum!

  6. Oh my, now that recipe looks absolutely decadent! I'll try to make a pumpkin recipe soon and link up. Thanks for the invite. :) Looking forward to seeing all the yummy recipes.

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  7. I've never heard of pumpkin beer but now I'm curious. I think - no - I KNOW I gained 5 pound looking at these pictures and reading through this recipe! :) But "flab worthy" is right! Looks awesome!

  8. PUMPKIN WHEAT BEER?! wow... nice one! rocking it out indeed! :)

  9. Ok, I really need to get moving on my pumpkin baking... This looks amazing!

  10. Dee,
    My husband likes bread pudding, pumpkin and beer!
    who knew when you combine these ingredients, you get a yummy bread pudding? Great idea!

    I just liked up to your Pumpkin Blog Hop!

  11. Anonymous18.10.11

    I think the Caramel Stout Sauce would be a hit with my husband! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Thanks for hosting the linkup! Everyone is loving pumpkin right now!

  13. Anonymous18.10.11

    Thanks Dee!! Your bread pudding sounds yummy! and I accidentally posted my muffin recipe twice. I would have deleted 1 but I didn't see how! Sorry:)!

  14. Thank you Dee for the opportunity to join in the Pumpkin Blog Hop! A lot of yummy recipes, happy to be apart of it:)


  16. Hi Dee! While I haven't been here for a while you made some really nice changes!! I love your new look on the blog! It's really nice!! I just caught up my missed posts... you have been making so many good stuff. Lately I am not on facebook much and I really feel out of loop. I hope to stay in touch with you more. Life has been pretty hectic and I'm always overwhelmed! Hope all is well with you and your family. I loved the family photo on orchard too! I went through the missed posts but I just picked my last post to leave a comment. Have a great weekend Dee and make more delicious food and share with us!


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