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Bowl of Pumpkin Bread Pudding topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with praline sauce
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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread Pudding with warm, gooey pecan praline sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin bread pudding, pumpkin praline bread pudding, slow cooker pumpkin bread pudding pumpkin desserts
Servings: 8

Equipment

  • slow cooker/crockpot

Ingredients

Bread Pudding:

  • 1 loaf day old bread cut in cubes (approx. 8-9 cups)
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 15 ounce can pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Pecan Praline Sauce:

  • OPTIONAL: vanilla ice cream for serving
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 5 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped

Instructions

  • Spray or grease the inside of the slow cooker then cut the day old bread into cubes and place in the slow cooker.
  • Melt the butter in a medium bowl then add the pumpkin puree, eggs, half-and-half, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice and whisk to combine.
  • Pour the mixture over the top of the bread cubes then gently toss, making sure all the bread is coated.
  • Cover then cook on LOW for 3 hours or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Pecan Praline Sauce:

  • NOTE: This sauce can be made up to a day ahead of time and reheated in the microwave before serving.
  • Add the brown sugar, evaporated milk and butter to a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally until the sauce is smooth.
  • Stir in the vanilla, a pinch of salt and pecans then transfer the sauce to an air tight container (a mason jar works well). Don’t worry if the sauce is thin – it thickens as it cools.
  • Serve the bread pudding warm topped with pecan praline sauce, (optional) vanilla ice cream and another drizzle of sauce.