15 Gooey bread pudding recipes to dig into this fall

Oct 5, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. ET
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Bread pudding is rich, comforting and oh so easy to make with some stale bread, a couple of eggs, cream and one flavorful ingredient. This fall, make that flavorful ingredient seasonal, using pumpkins, apples, pears, squash and more.

Re-create these bread puddings at home with whatever seasonal fruits and spices you have on hand or that are in your local markets. Seasonal flavor inspiration is everywhere, so go out there and find it.

1. Pumpkin pie bread pudding with bourbon icing recipe

Pumpkin pie bread pudding with bourbon icing

Blog: Eats Well with Others

This pumpkin pie bread pudding with bourbon icing is a great dessert to bring to your holiday parties.

2. Pumpkin bread pudding with maple rum raisin syrup recipe

Pumpkin bread pudding with maple rum raisin syrup

Blog: Jelly Toast

The best part of this pumpkin bread pudding with maple rum raisin syrup is that syrup. Sweet, boozy and oh so perfect with the pumpkin.

3. Pumpkin bread pudding pie recipe

Pumpkin bread pudding pie

Blog: Crazy for Crust

Probably the most ingenious idea this season is to put pumpkin bread batter inside pie crust, like this pumpkin bread pudding pie.

4. Cranberry-pumpkin croissant bread pudding recipe

Cranberry pumpkin croissant bread pudding

Blog: Girl Versus Dough

What better way to use day-old croissant than in this cranberry-pumpkin croissant bread pudding recipe?

5. Cranberry and coconut bread pudding with whiskey sauce recipe

Cranberry and coconut bread pudding with whiskey sauce

Blog: This Mama Cooks!

Crazily enough, this cranberry and coconut bread pudding with whiskey sauce is gluten- and dairy-free but still as delicious as the regular kind.

6. White chocolate-cranberry bread pudding recipe

White chocolate cranberry bread pudding

Blog: Lauren's Latest

The white chocolate sprinkled throughout this white chocolate-cranberry bread pudding adds great texture and flavor.

7. Cranberry bread pudding with rum cream sauce recipe

Cranberry bread pudding with rum cream sauce

Blog: Wanna Be a Country Cleaver

Sometimes the sauce makes the dish, like in this cranberry bread pudding with rum cream sauce. Rum cream sauce? Yes, please!

8. Boozy gingerbread-eggnog bread pudding recipe

Boozy gingerbread eggnog bread pudding

Blog: Boulder Locavore

The gingerbread spices in this boozy gingerbread-eggnog bread pudding recipe really warm up the dessert and make it ideal for serving on chilly nights when you're craving something sweet.

9. Apple cinnamon bread pudding recipe

Apple cinnamon bread pudding

Blog: Farmgirl Gourmet

The simple combination of fresh apples and spicy cinnamon makes this apple cinnamon bread pudding a classic seasonal flavor.

10. Skillet apple butter bread pudding recipe

Skillet apple butter bread pudding

Blog: Eclectic Recipes

There's nothing like this gooey, sweet and delicious skillet apple butter bread pudding. With only five ingredients plus the whipped cream and caramel topping, this is perfect for when you need a perfectly quick dessert.

11. Panettone apple bread pudding recipe

Panettone apple bread pudding

Blog: Running to the Kitchen

We're loving the use of the traditional Italian holiday sweet bread to make this panettone apple bread pudding.

12. Lighter caramelized pear bread pudding recipe

Lighter caramelized pear bread pudding

Blog: Can You Stay for Dinner?

This lighter caramelized pear bread pudding recipe is great for when pears start popping up at local markets.

13. Pecan pie bread pudding recipe

Pecan pie bread pudding

Blog: Something Swanky

Imagine your favorite holiday pie turned into custardy, delicious bread pudding! This pecan pie bread pudding is it.

14. Cinnamon-caramel bread pudding recipe

Cinnamon caramel bread pudding

Blog: Recipe Girl

Combine spicy cinnamon with sweet, sticky caramel, and you've got this amazing cinnamon-caramel bread pudding, perfect for a holiday treat.

15. Eggnog breakfast bread pudding with cinnamon whipped cream recipe

Eggnog breakfast bread pudding with cinnamon whipped cream

Blog: Lauren's Latest

Who wouldn't want to wake up to this eggnog breakfast bread pudding with cinnamon whipped cream? We know we would.

More bread pudding recipes

Bacon and cheese bread pudding
Individual pumpkin-chocolate chip bread pudding

Spinach-and-cheese bread pudding

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