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Pumpkin Pecan Cheddar Bread Pudding
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Desserts - Pumpkin Pecan Cheddar Bread Pudding

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6 cupsDay-old Baguette or other crusty bread, cubed1.5 L
2 tbspSalted Butter25 mL
1 1/2 cupsPumpkin Purée375 mL
1/3 cupLight Brown Sugar75 mL
1/3 cupPure Maple Syrup75 mL
1/2 tspFine Salt 1 mL
2 Large Eggs2
2 cups 2% Milk 500 mL
2 cups Balderson Mild Cheddar, coarsely grated plus extra for sprinkling250 mL
1/2 cupPecan pieces, lightly toasted, plus extra for sprinkling 125 mL


  • Baking Time: 50-60 minutes
  • Serves 6
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
  • Grease an 8-inch (20 cm) square pan
  • Toss cubed bread with melted butter in a large bowl
  • In another bowl, whisk pumpkin, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt
  • Whisk eggs and milk into pumpkin mixture
  • Pour over bread
  • Stir and let sit for 15 minutes to soak in
  • Stir in grated cheese and pecan pieces, and pour into prepared dish
  • Cover dish with parchment paper, then foil, and bake for 50 minutes
  • Remove cover and sprinkle with extra cheese and pecan pieces
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes more, until centre springs back when pressed
  • Let bread pudding cool for 15 minutes before serving