Instant Pot Pumpkin Bread Pudding (EASY!)

Bread pudding is so easy to make in the instant pot. Simple set the timer and go about your holiday cooking. The most effortless holiday dessert with decadent toppings!

slice of pumpkin bread pudding with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top

Bread pudding in the instant pot?

Absolutely, and I can’t believe I didn’t try this recipe sooner. It’s the easiest and my favorite effortless holiday dessert next to my Halloween fudge, no-bake pumpkin cheesecake bars, pumpkin pancakes and sweet potato muffins.

ingredients for pumpkin bread pudding made in the instant pot
simple, easy ingredients

Recommended ingredients

The following ingredients work best for pumpkin bread pudding:

  • eggs
  • heavy cream
  • half and half
  • brown sugar
  • baguette
  • butter
  • pumpkin puree
  • pumpkin pie spice

How to make bread pudding in the Instant Pot

Make this easy bread pudding in just a few steps:

  1. whisk ingredients
  2. pour over bread and soak
  3. pressure cook
drizzling icing on top of pumpkin bread pudding cake
cream frosting is my absolute favorite for pumpkin desserts

Best toppings for pumpkin bread pudding

  • vanilla, caramel, or chocolate ice cream
  • caramel drizzle
  • buttercream frosting/icing
  • cream cheese frosting
  • glazed cranberries and walnuts (as pictured)
  • whipped cream or cool whip
close up of pumpkin bread pudding

FAQ

Storage

Store bread pudding in an air-tight refrigerated container for up to 4-5 days.

Can I freeze bread pudding?

Yes, you can freeze bread pudding for up to 3 months in an air-tight container.

However, hold off on adding the sauce/drizzle until after thawing overnight in the refrigerator.

icing dripping down bread pudding with cranberries and candied walnuts
add candied nuts and craisins for extra flavor

How to make perfect bread pudding every time

Which baking disk to use? Use a round, 6×3 inch aluminum pan or glass baking dish.

Spray your pan with non-stick cooking oil before adding bread pudding mixture.

Cover your pan with aluminum foil and place it on a trivet after adding 1.5 cups water to instant pot.

ice cream melting over pumpkin bread pudding slice
so decadent

Which pans are ok to use in the pressure cooker?

A pan is generally safe for pressure cooking if it’s oven safe, but always check your manufacturer’s directions if unsure.

pumpkin bread pudding instant pot

Instant Pot Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin bread pudding is easy to make in your Instant Pot with only a few simple ingredients. The ultimate dreamy holiday dessert treat!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 47 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 426 kcal

Equipment

  • instant pot / pressure cooker

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Spray 6×3 inch aluminum pan with non-stick spray and set aside. Add 1½ cup water to inside of Instant Pot.
  • Whisk all ingredients (except bread), then pour over bread. Let sit 5 minutes.
  • Add batter to aluminum pan. Press and smooth out. Secure aluminum foil on top of pan.
  • Place pan onto trivet in Instant Pot. Cook at high pressure for 40 minutes. Quick release.
  • Serve with cream cheese icing, ice cream, candied nuts and/or craisins.

Notes

Notes:

Storage
Store bread pudding in an air-tight refrigerated container for up to 4-5 days.
Can I freeze bread pudding?
Yes, you can freeze bread pudding for up to 3 months in an air-tight container.
However, hold off on adding the sauce/drizzle until after thawing overnight in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 11gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 622mgPotassium: 238mgFiber: 3gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 4099IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 139mgIron: 3mg
Keyword bread pudding, chocolate instant pot, dessert, holiday, Instant Pot, no bake pumpkin desserts
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