Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Crumb Topping


This is a fantastic dish to make in the fall, especially for the holidays.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 12 slices white sandwich bread, or as needed, cubed

  • cooking spray

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

  • 4 eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup light brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Crumb Topping:

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup light brown sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Place bread cubes in a bowl. Cover and let stand until stale, 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 7x11-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  3. Whisk pumpkin puree, eggs, milk, 1/2 cup melted butter, white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and salt together in a large bowl. Add bread cubes a few at a time, folding until mixture is moist but not soupy. Pour into the baking dish.

  4. Combine flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and cinnamon in a bowl; crumble together with your fingers. Stir in walnuts; sprinkle over the baking dish.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until center is set and crumb topping is golden brown, about 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

You may not need all the bread in step 3.

Substitute pecans for walnuts if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

651 Calories
32g Fat
84g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 651
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 16g 82%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 511mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 31%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 54g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 152mg 12%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 314mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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