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My Birthday and Key Lime Cheesecake

This post was updated 7/2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I put better photos to already delicious recipes! Enjoy, lovelies!

New York style key lime cheesecake recipe. Creamy without being heavy, with just the perfect touch of key lime flavor! Get the recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Hello my darlings! It’s been a while since my last post, hasn’t it? A full month according to my post log. For that I apologize! I haven’t meant to keep you waiting so long and I’m going to put the blame squarely on the Godfather (sort of). As Individual in Charge of Meat Preparation in our household, he has some fabulous recipes and I’ve been wanting to have him guest blog for you. Work has had him quite busy though and I have just not been extremely creative with our meals, or I’ve forgotten to take pictures – an unforgivable food  blogging sin. I promise to make it up to you though, I have missed updating the blog!  (more…)

Pumpkin Challah Bread Pudding

This post updated September 2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project, where I add better photos to already delicious recipes! 

Pumpkin challah bread pudding. A delicious dessert for Thanksgiving or anytime this Fall!

 

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Pumpkin challah bread pudding. A delicious dessert for Thanksgiving or anytime this Fall!

 

I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin as a food trend. The pumpkin has been terribly abused and after one too many bad pumpkin incarnations, I actively avoided cooking with pumpkin (other than savory soups) until this year. We needed a dessert for Thanksgiving and I wanted something comforting and decidedly “fall”. I also happened to have some fresh pumpkin puree around and some Goodie Godmother challah bread.

Pumpkin challah bread pudding. A delicious dessert for Thanksgiving or anytime this Fall!

 

I’m not going to say this is the perfect bread pudding, but it was so. good. We waited all of five minutes before sneaking bread hunks from the edges of the pan for “quality control” purposes.

Pumpkin challah bread pudding. A delicious dessert for Thanksgiving or anytime this Fall!

 

Pumpkin Challah Bread Pudding

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Pumpkin challah bread pudding. A delicious dessert for Thanksgiving or anytime this Fall!

Pumpkin Challah Bread Pudding

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Goodie Godmother
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Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 6 cups challah bread cut into 1” cubes left out to dry overnight
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp browned butter melted
  • cup ¼ brown sugar
  • cup ¼ granulated sugar
  • 2 cups milk (if you're lactose intolerate almond milk is a great substitute!)
  • cup ½ pecans or walnuts chopped
  • tsp ¼ nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. If you don't have browned butter on hand, brown the butter now. To brown butter, place the desired quantity of unsalted butter into a saucepan over medium heat. Melt the butter and watch it as it "cooks", stirring constantly. After a few minutes it will give off a rich nutty aroma and turn brown. When this happens, remove from the heat immediately as it burns easily. Set aside.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 F
  3. Combine eggs, milk, sugars, melted butter, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin puree in a bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  4. Add bread cubes and allow to soak in bowl for about 5 minutes. Stir in pecan pieces.
  5. Use butter or nonstick spray to coat a 9 inch pie pan or 8x8 inch casserole dish.
  6. Pour bread mixture into pan and bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until the top of the pudding is brown and the center is set. If you find the top starts to brown too quickly, loosely cover with foil and continue to bake.
  7. Remove and allow to set 10 minutes before serving.

 

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