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Since I’m new to ForRent, you might not know that I’m one of those pumpkin-spice-everything lovers. Yep. And I’m proud of it!

Today, I’m so excited to share my recipe for Pumpkin White Chocolate Bread Pudding. I think you’re going to love it, too.

Have you ever felt there are certain things you can’t make because you live in an apartment?

They might seem too fancy, too involved, or too difficult.

Well, today I’m happy to tell you that you can have your bread and eat it, too.

If you want to impress your guests or are required to bring a dish to a fall potluck, I highly recommend this Pumpkin White Chocolate Bread Pudding.

In case you’ve never had bread pudding, it’s made from pieces of bread soaked in custard that are then baked. If that description doesn’t tempt you, this recipe is sure to.

I started with challah. It’s a dense,sort-of-sweet egg bread so it’s perfect for bread pudding (and french toast, FYI.)

To that, I added the most glorious mixture of pumpkin, eggs, cream, and fall spices. It’s like a super creamy, rich version of pumpkin pie.

Once that has time to soak into the bread, everything gets mixed with some white chocolate chips to make it extra rich, creamy, and flavorful. After about an hour in the oven, it’s ready. (Told you this was simple.)

I recommend serving this bread pudding with a generous dollop of homemade whipped cream for the ultimate treat. Or use vanilla ice cream if you like it even richer. This dessert would be fantastic for any fall gathering. You could even serve it for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving as an alternative to pumpkin pie.

Here’s the recipe so you can see how simple this truly is:

Pumpkin White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Serves about 12 people

Here’s what will you need:
6 large eggs
1 1/2 cups (15-ounce can) pumpkin puree
2 cups half and half
1 cup milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
8 cups cubed challah (Cut the bread into 3/4″ cubes.)
1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips (or chunks), divided
Extra cinnamon and homemade whipped cream to garnish

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin puree, half and half, milk, sugars, salt, spices, and vanilla.

Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish or 9 x 13-inch pan. Place the cubed bread into the dish and pour the pumpkin mixture over the top. Refrigerator overnight or a minimum of 2 hours.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Before baking, add 1 cup of white chocolate to the bread and custard mixture; stir to combine. Sprinkle the top with the remaining 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips. Then dust with cinnamon.

Bake 50-60 minutes until the pudding is set and begins to brown. If the top is browning too quickly, cover the baking dish/pan with aluminum foil.

Serve warm with homemade whipped cream.

If you’re not a pumpkin lover, after eating this, you just might be. With all of those great spices, this recipe is bursting with fall flavor.

What do you think? Will you give this recipe a try?

Stay tuned for more ideas and recipes. Be sure to check out the ForRent.com blog for more savvy ideas for your new place.

Happy Fall from my apartment to yours!

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Michael Wurm, Jr. is a native of St. Marys, PA and currently lives in Pittsburgh. He is the self-taught decorator, cook, DIYer, and writer behind the lifestyle blog Inspired by Charm. The mission of his blog is to help people create their happy place through decorating, cooking, crafting, entertaining, and travel. The blog features no-fuss recipes as well as approachable decor and DIY ideas that mix old and new. Michael encourages others to “throw away the rule book” and stay true to their individual style. Read more at Inspired by Charm.



  1. Hey there neighbor!  I’m just making your caramel, cream cheese spread with apples.  Having a girls night and I need an easy app.  Went to your IG and saw that you live in the Burgh!  I live in the North Hills! 🙂  Anywho.  Hola!  Take care

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