October 27, 2011

{Guest Post} Pumpkin-Pecan Bread Pudding

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It's Guest Post Thursday!!!

Today I have the honor of introducing you to Sabrina from eat drink and be merry. The main reason I feel in love with Sabrina's blog is that she has such a passion for simple, quick and healthy recipes, aaaand strives to cook with 90% of organic and clean ingredients...LOVE IT! I myself use organic or farmers market ingredients as often as I can, keeping food simple and 'clean' as Sabrina says. We were clearly a match and I just HAD to ask her to guest blog on my page. 
She also has a fabulous collection of recipes that are sure to make you drool one after the other. I mean check out these Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with an Avocado Aioli {spicy, a girl after my own heart}, and this Spiced Hot Apple Cider, I was in heaven. Then my mouth dropped when she sent me her Pumpkin-Pecan Bread Pudding. I myself have never made bread pudding before but if I was going to, I would want it to look like this. I am a huge sucker for fall flavors and this one hit the nail on the head with pumpkin and pecans. YUM.

Make sure to visit her blog, send her some love and see more of the amazing things she has been cooking up and sharing with all of us! <3
With that being said, I give you the adorable Sabrina!

I am so excited to be doing a guest post here on A Healthy Jalapeno! My name is Sabrina and I write the blog eat.drink.and be merry. where I share my food adventures in the kitchen and in my travels. My recipes are simple, easy, and are made with wholesome ingredients. I started eat.drink.and be merry. as a way to organize and keep track of the recipes I create, love, or have found.It has turned into so much more for me and I love sharing with such a wonderful foodie community. I love everything about food, and mostly how it brings people together.

Today I am sharing my recipe for Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding. It is such a warm and comforting dessert that's perfect for this time of year! I like to drizzle mine with a little extra maple syrup and top it with homemade whipped cream. It would also be fabulous with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Thank you to Laura for inviting me to post on her amazing blog. I absolutely love her recipes and healthy ideas! And I totally try to follow her food rules!
Pumpkin-Pecan Bread Pudding
1 loaf crusty bread (I used ciabatta) cut into cubes (about 6 cups)
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup half & half
3 eggs
1 15oz can pumpkin puree
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup maple syrup (plus more when serving)

Cut the bread into 1-inch cubes and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish with butter.

Mix all ingredients (except bread, pecans, and maple syrup) into a bowl and set aside. Add bread cubes to the bowl, mix, and let them sit for 10 minutes. Pour bread pudding mixture into dish and top with chopped pecans. Drizzle with 1/4 cup maple syrup.

Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until firm. Let cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm. Drizzle with maple syrup and top with homemade whipped cream (see below)

Homemade Whipped Cream

1/2 pint heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup powdered sugar

Combine all ingredients in a  cold bowl and beat on medium speed until desired consistency. About 5 minutes.
Thanks again Sabrina for sharing your amazing bread pudding, I know it must have divine. Please stop over Sabrina's beautiful blog, her photos and her writing always put a smile on my face! :) 
I will be away this weekend but don't you worry, I have a bunch of fabulous recipes ready for you, including my very first Secret Recipe Club reveal this Monday. {Yay}
Happy Thursday everyone!



Sumee said...

That does look divine.!!!!

Sue/the view from great island said...

Oh gosh, another reason to buy more ciabatta---this looks delicious, love the drizzle!

Val said...

Sabrina, this is another winning recipe. Great guest post!

Dee at Deelicious Sweets said...

Wow, this bread pudding this delish! Ah, the flavors of fall are divine.

Lindsey @ FRESH AIR + FRESH FOOD said...

Wow! Delish! So glad I found you two gals. Reading both your blogs, I'm pretty sure we are all kindred food spirits!

By the way, I'm your newest follower!

Ann said...

GREAT recipe and guest post! So very nice to meet you!