Pumpkin Rice Pudding

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Total Time
2hrs 15mins
30 mins
1 hr 45 mins
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  1. Set rack as low as possible in oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
  2. Generously butter a 13x9-inch baking dish.
  3. Have ready another, larger, shallow baking pan to hold water around the 13x9.
  4. With an electric mixer or in a food processor, blend the pumpkin, grated carrots, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and egg yolks.
  5. Lightly beat the whole eggs, then add slowly in 3 additions to pumpkin batter, blending just until absorbed each time.
  6. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  7. Whisk in milk and bourbon.
  8. Stir in the cooked rice and raisins (or mixed dried fruit, such as diced dates, apricots or Fruit Bits).
  9. Pour the rice mixture into the prepared baking pan, then set that pan in the larger shallow pan.
  10. Place in oven.
  11. Fill larger pan with very hot tap water to come halfway up sides of dish.
  12. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes.
  13. Open oven and stir gently.
  14. Continue baking, uncovered, for about 1 1/2 hours longer, or until a knife inserted into center comes out clean.