Pumpkin Bread Pudding Pie & Giveaway!

If you were stranded on a dessert island and could only take two things, what would they be?

I’ve always had such a hard time answering that question. I mean, let’s just first rule out people. The point of being stranded on a dessert island is to be alone, not wiping noses or driving carpool, am I right?

Okay, so once we stop feeling guilty for not saying our wonderful children should go with us, we still need to decide. Food? Comfort? Technology?

I would probably be driven mad without my phone. Or a TV.

But, what it all comes down to, for me, is food. I think I could survive if I had a book and some bread and some dessert.

Wait. That’s three things.

Just bread and dessert…I’d get bored. I need a book (or four).

What’s a girl to choose?

This pie could help me with this dilemma.

I love me some bread. Like, we’re super BFFs. I’ve been known to polish off an entire loaf of sourdough all by myself. When I’m planning a meal, the carb is the first thing I think about. Especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The rolls are The. Most. Important. Thing.

Well, except for my cornbread stuffing. But, then again, that is 90% cornbread. So…same thing.

I was very, very  excited to try biscuits from Robinhood Meetinghouse. I mean, it’s a perfect fit. These layered cream cheese biscuits are, seriously, some of the BEST biscuits I have ever eaten. They are all natural, with no trans fats, and they are the fluffiest, densest, most pillowy things you’ll ever eat.

The box they sent me had 24 biscuits in it. They come frozen, and all you do is pop them in the oven for 25-30 minutes to bake them up. Can I tell you that the box of 24 biscuits weighed 4lbs? Yeah. They are that good.

I made a bunch for dinner one night, but as usual my eyes were bigger than my stomach. These are some serious biscuits; one goes a long way. What do do with leftover biscuits? Bread pudding immediately came to mind. But, we are in the middle of the #2weeksofpie. How to combine bread pudding into a pie?

I immediately thought of all the Bomb Pies over at Something Swanky. Specifically, the Pumpkin Bomb Pie. Those pies use cookies as the base of the filling. I was using bread, so I needed the filling to be a little sweeter. So I combined her recipes with one I found for Pumpkin Bread pudding and voila! Pumpkin Bread Pudding Pie was born.

This pie is full of pumpkin flavor. It tastes like a pumpkin pie but is denser and chewier, something I love because, well. You know me and my food issues.

I wanted to make a crust from scratch. I did, the first time I made this pie. But the filling didn’t work. So I had to make it again – and the second crust failed. At that point I was too tired to make crust for a third time, so I used a box crust. But you know what? That’s okay. I love a boxed crust, and they are easy, fast, and delish.

You know what else Robinhood Meetinghouse makes?

They make cinnamon rolls. That taste like sugary sweet biscuits. Ohmigod they were so good.

So…if I was stuck on a dessert island, I’d bring a book. And maybe this pie? It has both bread and dessert. Kinda fulfills both requirements, methinks.

Mmmmm….look at all that wonderful carbiness. **Love**

{Want to win some biscuits of your own? Scroll down to enter!}

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Pie

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Pie

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker and Something Swanky


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 or 2 pie crusts, unrolled, or your favorite pie crust recipe
  • 6-7 biscuits, cut into chunks, about 5 cups (depending on the size of your pie plate)


  1. Line a 9 or 9.5” pie plate with pie crust. (My pie plate was 9.5” which is a little too big for the store-bought crust. So I used the second crust to create a design around the edge. I used a 1M tip to cut out circles - using the back end of the tip - to place around the edge of the pie. You could also use a mini cookie cutter. If you are using a 9” pie plate, one crust will work fine.) Place in the refrigerator until ready to fill.
  2. Place brown sugar, eggs, milk, pumpkin, spice, and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk until combined. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Place biscuit chunks and chocolate chips on top of your prepared crust. Pour the filling over the top, using your fingers to work the mixture in between all the chunks of biscuit. Let sit for 30 minutes before baking.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for about 40 minutes, until filling seems set. If the crust seems to brown too quickly, you can cover it with foil.
  5. Let cool before slicing, store in refrigerator.
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You know you want some biscuits too, right? You can find Robinhood Meetinghouse at most Whole Foods stores, and at Nugget Markets here in the Sacramento area. But this Thanksgiving season, they are selling a limited availability Thanksgiving Biscuit Sampler in Costco markets in the New England and California regions. The Thanksgiving Sampler features 24 of the company’s signature, wholesome, and unprocessed Cream Cheese Biscuits, made true to the 30-year-old recipe developed by the founder Chef Michael Gagne. These biscuits would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving table, or, use them for leftover turkey sandwiches the next day. Or, for dessert!

One lucky Crazy for Crust reader will win a box of 24 of these delicious Cream Cheese biscuits. Seriously, people. Best. Biscuits. Evvveeerrrr.

Please use the rafflecopter form to enter. Good luck!

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Thanks for reading!

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Fine Print: Product for giveaway is provided and shipped by Robinhood Meetinghouse (Gagne Foods). Crazy for Crust is not responsible or liable for giveaway. Winner will be contacted on Thursday, Nov 15th as to their win and must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. Product is not guaranteed to arrive prior to Thanksgiving. Robinhood Meetinghouse provided me with a free 24-pack of biscuits and a box of cinnamon rolls at no cost. All opinions are 100% my own. Please see my disclosure page for complete policies on sponsored posts.


  1. my favorite part about Thanksgiving is the get together of family…and of course dessert!
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  2. Mmmmmm I love pumpkin pie and this pumpkin bread pudding pie is SOOOO creative! I’ve never thought of this!!!
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) recently posted..Something Saturdays (11/10/12)My Profile

  3. Hmmm, just getting together with family and friends is the very best part but for the food – dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy and dessert! YUM!

  4. Sounds like a great dessert. Is there any left?? Seriously, when you know you’ll be coming down this way you have to start freezing a piece of everything for me to try!!!!!!!
    Love, Mom

  5. I think my favorite part of Thanksgiving would be a tie between mashed potatoes and dessert!
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  6. As a child, I would only eat the rolls at Thanksgiving dinner. LIke at least 6 or 7.
    Now, it’s still the rolls and the pecan pie.
    I think you should do a cinnamon roll pie with those cinnamon rolls….
    Kristin recently posted..Thanksgiving Social and funny stuffs.My Profile

  7. oh my heavens! The stuffing is BY FAR my favorite thing on the Thanksgiving table…and it is also the only time of year I eat it :o( These rolls are my new favorite though!

  8. Shannon Moore says:

    Looks delicious!

  9. My favorite part is having a clean house for abut… oh… 3 minutes! If we are hosting Thanksgiving, which we are this year, I’ll spend the entire day before cleaning. And for three minutes it will be clean and I will be happy :) Ahhhh….
    Karyn – Pint Sized Baker recently posted..Upside-down Lemon Cream Meringue PieMy Profile

  10. I love coming up with new desserts for traditional holidays–looks like you do too!
    Susan recently posted..Mini Ginger Snap Whoopie Pies with Lemon FillingMy Profile

  11. Haha I am with you on the carbs. Hubby is on Atkins, and I’m like: Uhh dude. That’s great. I’m gonna go to Great Harvest for five-ish pieces of bread now. Mmkay?

    Carbs so make life worthwhile.
    Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate recently posted..Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese SpreadMy Profile

  12. Honestly, I love it all. If I had to pick a couple things, I might have to go with green bean casserole, stuffing and rolls! :)
    Amanda Freeman recently posted..10 FREE Holiday CardsMy Profile

  13. All of the wonderful desserts!

  14. OMG! you are really going crazy for crust this week! Favorite part of Thanksgiving, family and food. Oh you probably want me to name the favorite part of the food, it’s all about the gravy! Covering the taters, the turkey, the stuffing, ot brings it all together!
    Joan@Chocolate and More recently posted..Thursday’s Treasures and a GiveawayMy Profile

  15. you are a complete pie genius! bread is the BEST
    Heather @French Press recently posted..Homemade Mounds Candy BarMy Profile

  16. Best part of Thanksgiving dinner is…everything. I love the food, family, and just being able to lay around after and enjoy everyone’s company.
    Lori @ Operation Dinnertime recently posted..Pumpkin Yogurt Pound CakeMy Profile

  17. I’m not a huge fan of Thanksgiving dinner foods. The mashed potatoes are pretty good but I like ranch more than gravy. SO I’m not sure. Maybe the rolls =o)
    Erin @ Making Memories recently posted..Turkey CookiesMy Profile

  18. Carbs, indeed! Stick me on a deserted island, no problem–if it means I don’t have to share this recipe after it gets air-mailed to me, of course…(I’ll be expecting my package any day. But no pressure, you know!)
    Ala recently posted..LWOM: Caramel Apple Pie Bars (from the Perspective of Pooh)My Profile

  19. Stuffing and of course, the pies!!
    keri @ shaken together recently posted..{taste this} mayflower munch mixMy Profile

  20. Turkey’s my fav
    mrsblocko recently posted..Pumpkin PB Oatmeal BarsMy Profile

  21. Hello delicious carb loaded pie…it looks fantastic!!! I love getting together with family and eating all day long on Thanksgiving Day!!!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Cherry Jubilee Chocolate CheesecakesMy Profile

  22. oh that looks yummy, too much good stuff all in one place!
    Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more recently posted..Christmas Coal, Peppermint Patty’s in DisguiseMy Profile

  23. I lovvvvve bread and carbs and obviously bread pudding. It is one of my favorite desserts! I love how you combined pie and bread pudding. How creative! And perfect for Thanksgiving! Step aside pumpkin pie, because pumpkin bread pudding pie is sooo much better.
    Elaine recently posted..Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal CookiesMy Profile

  24. My favorite part of thanksgiving is just getting together with all my family.

  25. Uh, I’m DEFINITELY a carb fan, too. Stuffing is easily the best part of the Thanksgiving table, next to the rolls and pie, of course :) this bread pudding pie looks INSANE. I am imagining possibilities of flavors as we speak, hehe. Superinsanewant!
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel recently posted..White Chocolate Cranberry BarsMy Profile

  26. My favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is getting to see my aunt and all of my cousins. And the food, too. :-) This pie looks awesome, Dorothy!

  27. I love all the yummy sides – stuffing, corn pudding, green bean casserole, etc, etc, etc – yum!

  28. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the leftover turkey, that I’ll munch on prior to Black Friday, cold, straight from the fridge, with yellow mustard.

  29. My favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the stuffing – cooked in the turkey!

  30. Looks so good!

  31. I’m totally with you–my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the bread. In fact, I’m trying to decide which bread recipe I’ll be serving…I’ve narrowed it down to 3…
    Melissa recently posted..Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip PancakesMy Profile

  32. Carolyn D. says:

    I like a good cranberry waldorf salad with my Thanksgiving meal.

  33. Heather M. says:

    Best part? Getting together with family. Oh, and pecan pie!

  34. My favorite part of thanksgiving dinner, hands down is the stuffing. I love stuffing and I make it exactly how my grandma made it. It might be simple just bread, melted butter, egg, onion, chicken stock, salt and pepper but it is so good!
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  35. Michelle Cuevas says:

    Turkey and Cranberry Sauce!

  36. Without a doubt it’s the Food. So much good food. And more food. And then there is dessert, oh yum! Speaking of dessert your pumpkin bread pudding looks so divine it just may be on our Thanksgiving table.

  37. mary fanara coleman says:

    The turkey of course.

  38. Ok this is killer good!!! Cream cheese Biscuts?!! This just went on my shopping list! Please Please Please let these be in my stores in KC! Not only for a great Dinner roll but Whoa that pie!! Amazing as always!

  39. I so making this pie for thanksgiving!

  40. Nicole-Lynn says:

    My favorite part is getting together with family and the sweet potato casserole!


  41. Cornbread stuffing is the bomb, but gravy is the most important part of Thanksgiving dinner.

  42. My favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is pumpkin pie.

  43. Amanda Thompson says:

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is watching the football games with my dad!

  44. I love being with family and as far as the food goes I can’t pick a favorite! I love all the appetizers and side dishes, we try new ones every year along with all the traditional sides!

  45. Stuffing-always always stuffing!

  46. The Sweets of course!

  47. The best part is being together with the family! And carving the turkey. :)

  48. Pie and being with family!
    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen recently posted..Maple Cinnamon Rolls (Yeast-Free)My Profile

  49. My favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the mashed potatoes, but I prefer dessert over any part of the actual meal.
    Beth @ Hungry Happenings recently posted..Festive Fall Cheesecake Leaves and Pumpkins in Brilliant Autumn ColorsMy Profile

  50. My favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is definitely dessert!! (Followed closely by stuffing) This dessert is genius!! Bread pudding in a pie?? So cool. Love it!
    Kate | Food Babbles recently posted..Pumpkin Ice CreamMy Profile

  51. my favorite part is the stuffing and pumpkin pie. It is the only time of year we have them!

  52. Ttrockwood says:

    Can i say my favorite part of thanksgiving is leftovers the next day?? I make a stuffing with half german dark bread, fennel, celery, chestnuts, onion and sage that is almost better the next day!

  53. Love the food and having my college kids home.


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