This easy recipe is kid friendly. Most kids can manage breaking the eggs, measuring the ingredients, tearing the breads and using a stout stir spoon. Ovens and baking dishes are hot, so supervise the little ones at those times.
Pumpkin is a popular item during the holidays, usually associated with pie. But when combined with succulent chopped dates and a load of day old bread from many meals, something memorable is created. Some have said this is the best bread pudding they have ever enjoyed.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the bread.
Tear bred into bite-sized pieces and mix in wet ingredients.
Pour wet bread mixture into greased 9×13 baking pan.
Dot with butter, bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cut generous portions. Serve while still warm.
Top with vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.
Drizzle with caramel topping or a good brandy.