You’re going to be crazy about this crockpot pumpkin bread pudding with Caramel Sauce! It’s such a tasty decadent fall treat!
What we love about this simple crock pot pumpkin bread pudding w/ caramel sauce dessert is that it’s really, really easy to make. There’s minimal effort actually involved in prepping and making this simple recipe but the flavor and taste are out of this world delicious.
If you’re ready for a tasty treat can serve quite the crowd, (or make a ton of delicious leftovers for you as well!) then this is the recipe for you. Make certain to love those fall flavors because this bread pudding tastes just like a pumpkin!
Crockpot Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
Once fall rolls around we are in full pumpkin mode! We don’t need an excuse to use pumpkin in anything in our house.
Slow Cooker Cake
This melt-in-your-mouth bread pudding is kind of like a pudding cake that’s made in the slow cooker! It has all the delectable fall flavors that you want in a pumpkin dessert.
Pudding cakes made in the slow cooker or crock pot are so easy! Just toss the ingredients in and set your slow cooker and wait! The waiting is the hardest part but it is so worth it.
Pudding cakes or bread puddings in the crock pot or slow cooker are one of the easiest desserts you can make. And they are perfect for holiday breakfasts or desserts alike. Not to mention the fact that you won’t be taking up space in your oven. You will have plenty of room for other things in there!
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
When we first made this pumpkin bread pudding we immediately fell in love. We are huge pumpkin lovers in our family. We have so many favors from savory soup to desserts. The trick is to stock up on cans of pumpkin so we never run out and can cook with it all year long. Pumpkin bread pudding made with pumpkin happens to be a favorite.
We decided one day that this pumpkin bread pudding needed a little extra something and added some caramel sauce to it. Wow it was amazing!
Crockpot desserts are always a big hit with our family and this bread pudding made with pumpkin is especially delicious. The whole house smells warm and cozy with the smell of Fall as it is cooking.
Easy Crockpot Dessert
It is the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Or just because you want a special sweet treat anytime of year. This recipe is easy to make a year long.
But if you would like to serve a warm dessert this one will go over big with the pumpkin lovers. Just prepare it the night before or the morning of Thanksgiving or Christmas and it will be ready in about 4 hours.
As you all know we like to post easy and simple recipes that we enjoy making and sharing with you. Recipes that don’t require a lot of ingredients and time if we can help it. sure sometimes they are a little more entailed but this one is really pretty easy!
I must say, you really can’t beat desserts made in the crock pot. Not just for the ease but the flavor. Desserts made in the crock pot are always moist and full of flavor. I would try a few if I were you and see if you can find a favorite.
Love using your crockpot for dinner recipes? Well desserts can be just as amazing you know! You can have two crockpots going at once if need be. One for a dinner entree and one for dessert. You will never have to turn your stove on unless of course you want to cook up a side for your meal.
What is your favorite crockpot recipe?
Perhaps you have a favorite family recipe? Did you mom or grandmother pass a special recipe down to you? Those recipes always hold a place near and dear to our hearts. They bring back memories and smiles to our faces. Our family didn’t use the crockpot often but we did have a few favorites that were our go to recipes.
Crockpot Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
This caramel sauce is so simple to make. It’s not make in the crockpot but rather poured over the bread pudding after it’s done cooking or when it’s ready to eat. It consists of just a few ingredients.
- Brown Sugar
- Maple Syrup
What other toppings go well with bread pudding?
While this slow cooker recipe calls for caramel sauce drizzled on top, you can easily use any type of topping that you want. Another option is a scoop vanilla ice cream. Especially when it is warm the ice cream is so good! Don’t forget to drizzle that caramel sauce over the ice cream!
Whipped cream is a great topping choice and can be easily added to the top of your bread pudding with ease. You can also sprinkle on powdered sugar as well.
Some people also prefer to have their bread pudding made without any sort of toppings so that is an option, too. If you prefer to eat your bread pudding plain, you can totally do that! That’s a good option for breakfast if your looking for something sweet I think.
How do you store bread pudding once cooked?
Bread pudding is a simple dessert to make and takes minimal effort to cook. (and cooking it in your slow cooker is an even easier process!) If you’re ready to cook up your bread pudding and have some leftover, don’t worry. Leftover bread pudding is one of the easiest baked items to store.
All you need to do it store it in an airtight container with a lid. Keep it in the fridge and once you’re ready to eat it, you can enjoy it cold or slightly warmed up as well.
See how simple this easy bread pudding recipe is? We can’t wait to hear what you think!
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You're going to be crazy about this crockpot pumpkin bread pudding with Caramel Sauce! It's such a tasty decadent fall treat!
- 6 large Croissants – cubed (store bought)
- 6 Jumbo pumpkin muffins – cubed (you could also use a loaf of pumpkin bread cut in cubes) (Store bought)
- 1 package of cream cheese – softened – 8 ounce
- 1 can of Pumpkin – 15 – 17 ounce size
- 1 can of Eagle brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of Pumpkin pie spice
- 1 Cup of Sugar
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla
- 1 stick of Butter
- 1 cup of Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup of Milk
- 1 teaspoon of Maple Syrup
Spray the crockpot with cooking spray, and turn heat to high.
Place the croissants on a cutting board, or mat, and cut into 1 inch cubes. Cut the jumbo pumpkin muffins into 1 inch cubes, and add both to the Crockpot, tossing with your hands to blend. Place lid on the crockpot.
In a large measuring bowl, or bowl with a pouring spout, place the 8 ounces of cream cheese, and place the bowl in the microwave.
Microwave for about 1 minute, stirring half way through, to soften the cream cheese, making it easy to stir. Stir the cream cheese with a large spoon until it's smooth and creamy.
Stir in the sugar (1 cup) and keep stirring until the sugar is completely blended. Add the can of pumpkin, and stir to blend.
Add the Sweetened Condensed Milk, Egg, Cinnamon, Pumpkin pie spice, and Vanilla, and stir until blended and smooth.
Pour mixture over cubed Croissants and pumpkin muffins, and stir to mix.
Cook on high for about 1 to 1/2 hours, and then turn the heat to low, and finish cooking, for about 2 – 3 hours, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
In a heavy bottom sauce pan, over medium high heat, melt the butter. Add the milk, and brown sugar, stir to combine, and dissolve the brown sugar.
When the sauce boils, turn the heat to low, and continue to stir, and add the vanilla. This must be stirred the whole time it's cooking, or it will stick in the bottom.
Continue to stir until the mixture begins to thicken. When it starts to thicken, keep stirring and cooking for about 5 minutes, then turn off the heat, remove the saucepan, and stir in the Maple Syrup.
If you serve this right away, it will stay the same consistency. If you serve at a later time, the sauce may thicken until it resembles thick cold gravy, but don't worry. Just put the pan back on low heat, and stir in about 1 Tablespoon of butter, and a few drops to several drops of milk, and stir.
The sauce will begin to thin. Just keep adding a few drops of Milk at a time until you get it to the consistency you prefer.
To serve, you can either spoon the Bread Pudding from the crockpot, or cut it in pieces and remove it with a cake server. Place the bread pudding on a dessert dish, or bowl, and spoon caramel sauce over the top. Enjoy!
NOTE: You can also serve this with Whipped cream.
Since Crockpot’s cook a little differently, just watch the Crockpot to make sure it doesn’t start to burn in the bottom when it’s on high. You may need to turn it to low right at the one hour mark, or it may take the additional half an hour to cook a bit more before you turn to low.
ALSO: The Croissants and Jumbo Pumpkin muffins can be purchased at your local market. If you can’t find the pumpkin muffins, but the store has pumpkin bread in loaves, that will work fine. You’re going to cube them, so it doesn’t really make that much difference if it’s a muffin, or a loaf. The beauty of Bread Pudding is using what you have or can find, and it will still come out delicious when you add the pumpkin cream cheese mixture, and the Caramel sauce.