A Taste of Old Town: Bootleggers Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe

November 2017
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A Taste of Old Town: Bootleggers Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe

Looking to add a taste of Old Town Auburn to your table this holiday season? Craving those undeniable flavors of fall, like pumpkin, pecan, cinnamon, and bourbon? You can’t go wrong with a Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe. With a pecan crumble and decadent bourbon-caramel sauce, this pumpkin bread pudding recipe from Bootleggers OId Town Tavern and Grill is sure to become a family favorite.

If you’re ready to elevate your holiday meal or simply create a delightful seasonal masterpiece this weekend, you’re gonna love this recipe from Bootleggers.

Bootleggers’ Pumpkin Bread Pudding


  • 8 -12 cups bread, cubed
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 qt cream
  • 1 pt half & half
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp cloves
  • 3 tsp ginger
  • Pinch salt


– Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
– In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, eggs, cream, half and half, sugars, and spices.
– Add bread cubes and let sit 20 to 30 minutes.
– Pour mixture into a buttered casserole pan, cover with foil.
– Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Make crumble while the bread pudding bakes.

Pecan Crumble


  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 ½ cups pecan pieces
  • 3 cubes butter


– Melt butter.
– In a separate bowl, mix together flour, sugar, and pecans.
– Slowly add melted butter. Mix until small pea-size lumps form.
– Remove the foil from the pumpkin bread pudding and cover with the crumble.
– Return to the oven and bake until golden brown, another 20 to 25 minutes.
– Remove and let cool.
– Prepare the caramel sauce.

Bourbon Caramel Sauce


  • 1 jar Dulce de Leche 29oz
  • 1 1/2 cups of bourbon


– Heat bourbon on medium heat to burn off alcohol.
– Slowly add dulce de leche and stir until the caramel sauce is the consistency of thick syrup.
– Serve each slice of pumpkin bread pudding topped with a generous drizzle of bourbon caramel sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.
– Optional: garnish with a sprig of mint. If serving buffet style, set out the caramel sauce next and whipped cream next to the bread pudding.

Want to indulge without making the mess of making it yourself? Head on over to Bootleggers Old Town Tavern and Grill right now and you can order the pumpkin bread pudding with bourbon caramel sauce off the dessert menu.

Recipe courtesy of Ty Rowe, executive chef and co-owner of Bootleggers Old Town Tavern and Grill.