Pumpkin Maple Bread Pudding
I think I have established here that I am not normally a dessert fan. Especially when the dessert is so clingingly sweet you need a jackhammer to remove the sugar buildup from your teeth. However, when a dessert can balance the spice and sweet tastes, then you have me. This Pumpkin Maple Bread Pudding walks the perfect culinary tight rope, and I am confident that it will bring a smile to your taste buds as well.
The key in my mind is the cast-iron skillet. It firms the texture of the underbelly of the bread pudding perfectly. Those of you who are texture eaters will appreciate this. Bread pudding can be wildly inconsistent. Some are gooey soft and some are dryer than the desert and shouldn’t ever be called a dessert. The cast-iron properly crisps the edges while preserving the moist custard inside.