Eggnog Bread Pudding | Kara Lydon

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

Nicely you’ve come to the best place, as a result of this brioche eggnog bread pudding with a scorching buttered rum sauce may make you win “finest 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, top-of-the-line recipes to make use of up leftover eggnog or bread, and it’s scrumptious each time!

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

Elements You’ll Want

eggnog bread pudding ingredients listed over white marbled backgroundNotes on Elements

brioche bread: i used brioche bread however challah bread or french bread/baguette would additionally work properly. Should 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 on the lookout for another strive Rice Nog or Soy Nog.
butter: only for greasing – might be salted or unsalted! Whichever you like.
cinnamon: provides an earthy, maple taste with just a little kick!
nutmeg: one in all my favourite spices and provides a yummy nuttiness to the dessert.
toasted pecans: utterly optionally available however I like the crunch and texture they supply!

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Baking dish

Mixing bowl

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 that the bread you’re utilizing is totally dry (both leaving the bread cubes out for a day or toasting it). Should 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 for those who already left your bread out but it surely might be just a little extra dry and near 10 minutes in case your bread continues to be recent.
  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 absolutely included.
  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 prime 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 heart puff up and jiggle barely, and a thermometer inserted into the middle learn a minimum of 160 levels F, about 45-55 minutes.
  6. Let cool. Should you serve your pudding scorching or too heat, it can nonetheless be gooey and mushy. If that’s your most well-liked texture, go for it! If you’d like it to be extra set, let it cool for some time on a wire rack, a minimum of Half-hour.
  7. Elective: Serve with powdered sugar and/or scorching buttered rum sauce.

Skilled Suggestions

  1. Should you let the pudding soak in a single day, make sure you 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. Should you like a extra uniform bread pudding with a flat prime (and fewer crispy edges), press down bread cubes into the combination utilizing a spoon so that every one the bread is submerged.
  4. Should you reduce your bread pudding whereas it’s nonetheless scorching, it can nonetheless be mushy and gooey. If you’d like your bread pudding to be extra set, let it cool for a minimum of Half-hour on a wire rack. It’s also possible to let it cool within the fridge in order for you it to be absolutely 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 much like a custard and may be served plain, or with added cinnamon/spices but in addition is a good addition to dishes (assume instead of heavy cream or buttermilk).

Can I exchange 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 for those who aren’t an enormous fan be happy to substitute for buttermilk or milk!

What bread can I take advantage of for bread pudding?

Though sooner or later previous Brioche bread shall be finest for this dish, you may sub for any loaf bread that’s sturdy and tastes good (assume candy bread)! Should 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 just a little lengthy longer and/or let it cool longer. It’s also possible to 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 a minimum of Half-hour (will nonetheless be heat) or for those who really need it absolutely 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 may be saved in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 3-5 days. Leftovers may 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 could actually get crispy once more! If reheating within the oven, cowl the bread pudding with foil to maintain it moist. For a crispy prime, uncover the bread pudding for the final two minutes of heating.

It’s also possible to freeze leftover bread pudding within the freezer for as much as three months. Be certain it’s cooled to room temperature first then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap after which retailer in a freezer bag. Should you’re storing within the freezer, make sure you 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!
Gradual 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 comfortable with heat spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Don’t skip the recent buttered rum sauce to drizzle over prime!


  • 1 lb day-old loaf brioche bread, torn into bite-sized items or reduce 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
  • Elective: 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans, powdered sugar (for garnish)

For the recent buttered rum sauce (optionally available):

  • 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. Should you’re including pecans, sprinkle them over prime and gently stir or shake so a number of the pecans fall into the center.
  3. In a big bowl, whisk collectively eggs till crushed. 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’d 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 could actually absorb the liquid (you may also 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 a minimum of 160 levels F, about 45-55 minutes.
  7. Let dish cool on a wire rack for a minimum of 25 minutes earlier than serving.
  8. Elective: Garnish with powdered sugar and drizzle butter rum sauce over prime.

For the recent buttered rum sauce (optionally available):

  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 a minimum of 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 properly.
  2. Should you let the pudding soak in a single day, make sure you 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. Should you didn’t have time to dry out your bread, toast cubes within the oven for 8-10 minutes. Should 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
  • Technique: Baking
  • Delicacies: Vacation

Key phrases: eggnog bread pudding, bread pudding with eggnog