Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

October 6, 2014—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.

Historically, bread pudding was a means to an end—the end in this case being the avoidance of wasting stale bread. By combining that stale loaf with some milk, sugar, and butter, suddenly what would have been discarded became something delightfully delicious. Something that proves to us that comfort food has existed for centuries.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread Pudding is a brilliant example of comfort food. Freshly baked pumpkin brioche bread sets the stage here, resulting in a finished product that has a thick, custard-like consistency and the certain flavor of pumpkin pie with all its warm, savory spices. Pumpkin Bread Pudding is a terrific dessert to have on hand for Pumpkin Season parties and gatherings. It's fully cooked, so prep is simple - defrost and serve, or warm in the oven to enhance the flavors even further. 

We imagine the early iterations of bread pudding didn't have the benefit of a scoop of Pumpkin Ice Cream or a dollop of whipped cream—we highly recommend either (or both!) to provide the finishing touch here. Had early pudding provocateurs pondered pumpkin, they, too, would have utilized this sweet fruit in their frugal concoction. We're sure of it. We're also sure ours is a great value at $3.99 for each 20 ounce package. You'll find it in our freezers.

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