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I was so excited to make this! I actually purchased a crock pot JUST to make this recipe. When dessert came around, I was totally dissapointed! It was really mushy and not very bread pudding like. It was more like a pumpkin pie with no crust, or a pumpkin mousse. If I were to make it again, I would use stale french bread or something with very little moisture, I would use less pumpkin, A LOT less soymilk, and a lot more bourbon or use bourbon flavor instead. It was all around too mushy, not firm enough for bread pudding and didn't have much bourbon flavor.
Delightful. Bourbon proportion worked well. Will use more spices next time.
Since I do not have a slowcooker, I baked this in a waterbath at 375 for 45 minutes, removed 1 cup liquid and added 1/2 cup egg whitesto ensure it would set. It turned out wonderful, although a little heavy on the burbon for my tastes. The Thanksgiving guests loved it though, and the modified recipe has been passed on!