Two for the price of one….

As luck would have it, I get to celebrate two Thanksgivings every year: Canadian and American. For American Thanksgiving we go out for a nine course meal at my favorite restaurant. So for Canadian Thanksgiving I do the cooking. My picky husband of course sometimes makes that a bit of a challenge. So other than the fact that he doesn’t want turkey I pretty much do my own thing and he can pick and choose what he wants from what I made.
Today we will be having a roasted chicken, plain ol’ mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, cranberry-pear chutney, sausage apple stuffing, rolls and pumpkin bread pudding. He wont touch the bread pudding so I was sure to buy him ice cream for dessert. I on the other hand will be eating a heaping bowl of bread pudding…though most likely a few hours after dinner. :)
It’s nice to get the chance to count my blessings up twice a year instead of just once. It’s been a more than crazy year and it is good to set aside time to be thankful for all that I have.
So Happy Thanksgiving to those to whom it applies to!

Pumpkin Raisin Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

Bread Pudding
1 loaf raisin bread(for recipe go here)
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs
3 egg yolks
1 cup heavy cream
½ cup whole milk
¾  cup sugar
1 ½ TBSP pumpkin pie spice

Preheat oven to 350F.
1.Tear raisin bread into pieces and place into baking dish(mine was a 9 by 11).
2 Whisk together the eggs, egg yolks and pumpkin together in a large bowl. Add the sugar and whisk until combined. Add the heavy cream, milk and pumpkin pie spices. Whisk until completely incorporated.
3.Pour the custard over the bread. Press down the bread pieces until the bread is soaked with the custard.
4.Place pan into another pan that will hold a water bath. Bake the bread pudding for 45-55 minutes. You may want to check at the 45 minute mark to see if the custard is setting up, if not cook for another 10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes and serve warm with butterscotch sauce.

Butterscotch Sauce

3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and margarine in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in cream and vanilla immediately. Cool; store in the refrigerator.
Stir before serving over ice cream, puddings, or desserts.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups of butterscotch sauce.

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving — we are also a two-Thanksgiving household, though crazy Canadian husband would rather be watching hockey than carving a turkey….

  2. Looks delicious—love bread pudding with sauce!

  3. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! (I’d join you for the breadpudding but you know what we had for dessert here and I could not eat another bite!

  4. What a menu! Hope you loved every bit of it. Happy Thanksgiving, Peabody!

  5. Pumpkin raisin bread pudding. Yum! I’m thankful there is you, out there sharing recipes with all of us.

    Happy healthy holiday wishes to you and your picky husband! :)

  6. Yum, I’ve never had it with butterscotch sauce. I’ll have to remember this the next time I make bread pudding.

  7. wow, what a feast you had for Thanksgiving! oh my goodness, once again, your latest creation is simply spectacular – Pumpkin Raisin Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce? Such a sophisticated, innovative dessert for Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays! :0)

  8. MrsPresley says:

    MMMM…. i love bread pudding! and pumpkin at that! :)

  9. Lucky duck – Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and you get two of them! (That pudding sounds delicious.)

  10. Happy Thanksgiving! The bread pudding looks wonderful, and I might have to make it this Thanksgiving as I am sure it will be a hit with my hubby. And that sauce…I could bathe in it!

  11. omg this looks good!!!
    that sauce, is over the top too, i cant wait to make it :)

  12. Happy Thanksgiving to you Pea! I thank you for your friendship and all your drool-worthy desserts and cakes. I also thank you for the 100 kilos I have put on since I came across your blog. This looks out of the world! Hugs!

  13. Two Thanksgivings sounds just about right to me! Double pleasure and good eats!
    The bread pudding looks fab especially with that sauce.

  14. I hope you have a fun time. Nine courses…phew!!!

  15. I never thought of pumpkin bread pudding, but now you’ve planted the idea it sounds like an incredibly sensible one. Happy first Thanksgiving – I’m also in the Thanksgiving as favorite holiday camp, but mainly because I’m a turkey fiend. :)

  16. Oh boy.. could this bread pudding nudge out the croissant bread pudding?? I’ll have to let you know. :D

    Happy belated Thanksgiving!


  17. Lucky you, to celebrate Thanksgiving twice. I’ve never made bread pudding and this looks so gooey delicious with that butterscotch sauce!

  18. mmm…this looks like it’ll be a new favorite of mine! :D

  19. How fun that you get to celebrate twice!! And I wouldn’t complain if my husband didn’t like this and I got to eat it all myself – it looks fantastic!!

  20. Everyday should be a day of Thanksgiving, don’t you think?! Especially if we all get to come over and eat all that yummy food. HA. Happy Thanksgiving! Looks awesome.

  21. This looks amazingly good. I’m totally drooling. Happy first Thanksgiving!

  22. Looks great,and such a beautiful photos.Like always tou are a magnificent cooker.
    Good bye

  23. Gosh, you just reminded me, it has been far too long since I had bread pudding! I bet its delicious with butterscotch sauce!

  24. How wonderful to celebrate Thanksgiving twice! But why oh why must you post such delectable and tempting recipes that are so hard to resist and that are so slimming on the waistline??!! ;)

  25. That’s pretty neat to celebrate two T-givings, especially given that you don’t have to cook for both (which restaurant do you go to and is it a degustation menu?). Sounds like quite the spread too – yum!

  26. Happy Thanksgiving Peabody! That bread pudding looks divine – definitely I’ll be saving room for dessert!

  27. i saw this photo on tastespotting and *knew* it came from you – i looooooooooooooooove bread pudding and this is a killer version of it. delicious, as usual :)

  28. Happy Thanksgiving! How nice to be able to celebrate twice. I love pumpkin bread pudding and look forward to your second holiday meal.

  29. yum!! i think i’m going to have to try that using the leftover pumpkin muffins i froze….

  30. Happy Thanksgiving, a little late. The menu sounds divine, especially that bread pudding…love the bread pudding. Pumpkin pudding is so perfect for this time of year.

  31. Happy Thanksgiving, both celebrations sound lovely.

  32. Sounds fabulous! Lucky you, getting Thanksgiving 2X! :) Have a Happy, Happy!

  33. You always make such delicious looking things and this is definitely no exception. Plus I love anything with pumpkin!

  34. I’m SOOO making this instead of pumpkin pie this year. Wish me luck!


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