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The proper dessert to serve for the vacations, this eggnog bread pudding is deliciously wealthy and comfy with heat spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Don’t skip the new buttered rum sauce to drizzle over high!eggnog bread pudding in white speckled plate and white background with Christmas foliage in background Unsure what to carry to the vacation social gathering or household brunch?

Effectively you’ve come to the suitable place, as a result of this brioche eggnog bread pudding with a sizzling buttered rum sauce would possibly make you win “greatest vacation dessert!”

Not solely is it an effective way to make use of up leftover eggnog, the creamy candy texture takes solely about an hour to make! SO simple to make, probably the greatest recipes to make use of up leftover eggnog or bread, and it’s scrumptious each time!

If you understand me in any respect, you understand that bread pudding is my favourite dessert! That’s why we’ve additionally bought a gingerbread bread pudding on the location together with a gradual cooker pumpkin bread pudding.

Components You’ll Want

eggnog bread pudding ingredients listed over white marbled backgroundNotes on Components

brioche bread: i used brioche bread however challah bread or french bread/baguette would additionally work effectively. In case you didn’t have time to dry out your bread, toast cubes within the oven at 350 levels F for 8-10 minutes.
eggnog: supplies a custardy sweetness. If lactose illiberal or in search of another attempt Rice Nog or Soy Nog.
butter: only for greasing – might be salted or unsalted! Whichever you favor.
cinnamon: provides an earthy, maple taste with a bit of kick!
nutmeg: considered one of my favourite spices and provides a yummy nuttiness to the dessert.
toasted pecans: utterly non-compulsory however I like the crunch and texture they supply!

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Baking dish

Mixing bowl

The best way to Make Eggnog Bread Pudding

step by step instructions with visuals on how to make eggnog bread pudding

  1. Toast your bread cubes. You wish to ensure the bread you’re utilizing is totally dry (both leaving the bread cubes out for a day or toasting it). In case you’re toasting the cubes, unfold them out evenly between two baking sheets in a single layer and toast, stirring midway by means of, for at 350 levels F for 5-10 minutes. Toast for nearer to five minutes in case you already left your bread out but it surely might be a bit of extra dry and near 10 minutes in case your bread continues to be contemporary.
  2. Make the custard. In a big bowl, whisk collectively eggs, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and eggnog till mixed. I prefer to whisk the eggs first after which add the remainder of the substances so the eggs are totally integrated.
  3. Pour custard onto the bread cubes. Switch bread cubes to a greased 9×13-inch baking dish. Pour custard combination slowly and evenly over high of bread in order that simply the perimeters and corners of the bread are uncovered.
  4. Cowl bread pudding. Let the bread soak for 20-Half-hour at room temperature or you may retailer within the fridge as much as in a single day.
  5. Bake till pudding is ready. The ought to middle puff up and jiggle barely, and a thermometer inserted into the middle learn not less than 160 levels F, about 45-55 minutes.
  6. Let cool. In case you serve your pudding sizzling or too heat, it is going to nonetheless be gooey and mushy. If that’s your most popular texture, go for it! If you would like it to be extra set, let it cool for some time on a wire rack, not less than Half-hour.
  7. Non-obligatory: Serve with powdered sugar and/or sizzling buttered rum sauce.

Knowledgeable Suggestions

  1. In case you let the pudding soak in a single day, you should definitely let come near room temperature earlier than baking.
  2. Bread pudding texture needs to be creamy, barely moist, and set, however not dry or curdled.
  3. In case you like a extra uniform bread pudding with a flat high (and fewer crispy edges), press down bread cubes into the combination utilizing a spoon so that every one the bread is submerged.
  4. In case you minimize your bread pudding whereas it’s nonetheless sizzling, it is going to nonetheless be mushy and gooey. If you would like your bread pudding to be extra set, let it cool for not less than Half-hour on a wire rack. You may also let it cool within the fridge if you would like it to be totally set / wish to serve it chilly.

Recipe FAQs

What does eggnog style like?

Eggnog is a candy and creamy beverage generally served at Christmas time! Eggnog is just like a custard and could be served plain, or with added cinnamon/spices but additionally is a superb addition to dishes (suppose instead of heavy cream or buttermilk).

Can I change the eggnog with milk?

Sure! Eggnog could be a alternative for buttermilk or milk in sure recipes, and vice versa. The eggnog provides a sure vacation taste, however in case you aren’t an enormous fan be at liberty to substitute for buttermilk or milk!

What bread can I take advantage of for bread pudding?

Though someday previous Brioche bread can be greatest for this dish, you may sub for any loaf bread that’s sturdy and tastes good (suppose candy bread)! In case you can’t discover brioche I like to recommend subbing for Challah, a Pullman Loaf, or French Bread.

Why is my bread pudding soggy within the center?

In case your bread pudding is soggy within the center, it means you both didn’t bake it lengthy sufficient otherwise you didn’t let it cool lengthy sufficient. For bread pudding to set, it wants BOTH to occur. Strive baking a bit of lengthy longer and/or let it cool longer. You may also let the bread pudding cool within the fridge to set if you wish to serve it chilly. I like to recommend letting it cool for not less than Half-hour (will nonetheless be heat) or in case you really need it totally set, let it cool for an hour (to room temperature).

eggnog bread pudding on white speckled ceramic plate with powdered sugar on white background and green Christmas foliage

Storage and Preparation

Eggnog Bread Pudding leftovers could be saved in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 3-5 days. Leftovers could be reheated within the microwave or within the oven however I like so as to add a splash or two of milk earlier than heating in order that it might probably get crispy once more! If reheating within the oven, cowl the bread pudding with foil to maintain it moist. For a crispy high, uncover the bread pudding for the final two minutes of heating.

You may also freeze leftover bread pudding within the freezer for as much as three months. Be sure that it’s cooled to room temperature first then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap after which retailer in a freezer bag. In case you’re storing within the freezer, you should definitely not add any sauce to the bread pudding earlier than you freeze it in any other case you’ll be left with soggy pudding.

For extra festive vacation dessert inspiration, take a look at my different recipes beneath!
Sluggish Cooker Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Fast Caramel Sauce
Eggnog Pull Aside Bread
No Bake Mini Gingerbread Cheesecakes
Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Eggnog Sauce
No Bake Mini Gingerbread Cheesecakes

close up shot of eggnog bread pudding on white speckled plate and green foliage in background

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Description

The proper dessert to serve for the vacations, this eggnog bread pudding is deliciously wealthy and comfy with heat spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Don’t skip the new buttered rum sauce to drizzle over high!


  • 1 lb day-old loaf brioche bread, torn into bite-sized items or minimize into 1-inch cubes (about 14 cups)
  • Butter, for greasing
  • 5 giant eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups eggnog
  • Non-obligatory: 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans, powdered sugar (for garnish)

For the new buttered rum sauce (non-compulsory):

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons darkish rum


  1. Preheat oven to 350 levels F. In case your bread isn’t dry sufficient, divide bread cubes evenly in a single layer amongst two baking sheets. Toast, stirring midway by means of, till bread is difficult and dry however nonetheless pale, about 5-10 minutes.*
  2. Grease a 9/x13-inch baking dish with butter. Add bread cubes and gently shake the dish so the cubes settle evenly. In case you’re including pecans, sprinkle them over high and gently stir or shake so among the pecans fall into the center.
  3. In a big bowl, whisk collectively eggs till overwhelmed. Add sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and eggnog, and whisk till mixed.
  4. Slowly and evenly pour eggnog combination excessive of the bread cubes. The combination ought to come to simply beneath the highest of the bread, with edges and corners poking out the highest. If you would like the highest of your  bread pudding to be flat, press the bread down into liquid till every bit is submerged.
  5. Let bread sit for 20-Half-hour so it might probably absorb the liquid (it’s also possible to let sit coated within the fridge in a single day).*
  6. Bake till the pudding is ready, the middle puffs up and jiggles barely, and a thermometer inserted into the middle reads not less than 160 levels F, about 45-55 minutes.
  7. Let dish cool on a wire rack for not less than 25 minutes earlier than serving.
  8. Non-obligatory: Garnish with powdered sugar and drizzle butter rum sauce over high.

For the new buttered rum sauce (non-compulsory):

  1. In a small saucepan over medium warmth, add butter, sugar, brown sugar, heavy cream, and darkish rum and stir till melted. Let simmer till barely thickened, about 2-3 minutes, and take away from warmth.
  2. Let cool within the pan for not less than Half-hour (sauce will proceed to thicken because it cools).

Notes

  1. I used brioche bread for this recipe however challah bread or French bread / baguette would additionally work effectively.
  2. In case you let the pudding soak in a single day, you should definitely let come near room temperature earlier than baking.
  3. Bread pudding texture needs to be creamy, barely moist, and set, however not dry or curdled.
  4. In case you didn’t have time to dry out your bread, toast cubes within the oven for 8-10 minutes. In case you left your bread out in a single day but it surely isn’t dry sufficient, toast for about 5 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 28 minutes
  • Prepare dinner Time: 50 minutes
  • Class: Dessert
  • Methodology: Baking
  • Delicacies: Vacation

Key phrases: eggnog bread pudding, bread pudding with eggnog



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