Eggnog Bread Pudding | Kara Lydon

The right 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 Unsure what to deliver to the vacation get together or household brunch?

Properly you’ve come to the appropriate 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 a good way to make use of up leftover eggnog, the creamy candy texture takes solely about an hour to make! SO straightforward to make, probably the greatest recipes to make use of up leftover eggnog or bread, and it’s scrumptious each time!

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

Substances You’ll Want

eggnog bread pudding ingredients listed over white marbled backgroundNotes on Substances

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

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Baking dish

Mixing bowl

How one can Make Eggnog Bread Pudding

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

  1. Toast your bread cubes. You need to make sure that the bread you’re utilizing is totally dry (both leaving the bread cubes out for a day or toasting it). If you happen to’re toasting the cubes, unfold them out evenly between two baking sheets in a single layer and toast, stirring midway via, for at 350 levels F for 5-10 minutes. Toast for nearer to five minutes for those who already left your bread out however it may very well be a little bit extra dry and near 10 minutes in case your bread remains 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 components 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 prime of bread in order that simply the sides and corners of the bread are uncovered.
  4. Cowl bread pudding. Let the bread soak for 20-Half-hour at room temperature or you’ll be able to retailer within the fridge as much as in a single day.
  5. Bake till pudding is about. The ought to heart puff up and jiggle barely, and a thermometer inserted into the middle learn at the least 160 levels F, about 45-55 minutes.
  6. Let cool. If you happen to serve your pudding sizzling or too heat, it would nonetheless be gooey and mushy. If that’s your most well-liked texture, go for it! In order for you it to be extra set, let it cool for some time on a wire rack, at the least Half-hour.
  7. Non-compulsory: Serve with powdered sugar and/or sizzling buttered rum sauce.

Knowledgeable Suggestions

  1. If you happen to let the pudding soak in a single day, remember to let come near room temperature earlier than baking.
  2. Bread pudding texture must be creamy, barely moist, and set, however not dry or curdled.
  3. If you happen to 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. If you happen to lower your bread pudding whereas it’s nonetheless sizzling, it would nonetheless be mushy and gooey. In order for you your bread pudding to be extra set, let it cool for at the least Half-hour on a wire rack. You may as well let it cool within the fridge if you would like it to be totally set / need 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 will be served plain, or with added cinnamon/spices but additionally is a good addition to dishes (assume rather than heavy cream or buttermilk).

Can I change the eggnog with milk?

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

What bread can I take advantage of for bread pudding?

Though in the future previous Brioche bread can be greatest for this dish, you’ll be able to sub for any loaf bread that’s sturdy and tastes good (assume candy bread)! If you happen to 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. Attempt baking a little bit lengthy longer and/or let it cool longer. You may as well 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 at the least Half-hour (will nonetheless be heat) or for those who actually 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 will be saved in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 3-5 days. Leftovers will 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 will probably 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.

You may as well freeze leftover bread pudding within the freezer for as much as three months. Be certain that it’s cooled to room temperature first then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap after which retailer in a freezer bag. If you happen to’re storing within the freezer, remember to 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 under!
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 right 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 lower into 1-inch cubes (about 14 cups)
  • Butter, for greasing
  • 5 massive eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups eggnog
  • Non-compulsory: 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans, powdered sugar (for garnish)

For the recent buttered rum sauce (elective):

  • 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 via, 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. If you happen to’re including pecans, sprinkle them over prime and gently stir or shake so a few 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 under the highest of the bread, with edges and corners poking out the highest. In order for you 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 will probably take in the liquid (you can too let sit coated within the fridge in a single day).*
  6. Bake till the pudding is about, the middle puffs up and jiggles barely, and a thermometer inserted into the middle reads at the least 160 levels F, about 45-55 minutes.
  7. Let dish cool on a wire rack for at the least 25 minutes earlier than serving.
  8. Non-compulsory: Garnish with powdered sugar and drizzle butter rum sauce over prime.

For the recent buttered rum sauce (elective):

  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 at the least 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 nicely.
  2. If you happen to let the pudding soak in a single day, remember to let come near room temperature earlier than baking.
  3. Bread pudding texture must be creamy, barely moist, and set, however not dry or curdled.
  4. If you happen to didn’t have time to dry out your bread, toast cubes within the oven for 8-10 minutes. If you happen to left your bread out in a single day however it isn’t dry sufficient, toast for about 5 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 28 minutes
  • Cook dinner Time: 50 minutes
  • Class: Dessert
  • Technique: Baking
  • Delicacies: Vacation

Key phrases: eggnog bread pudding, bread pudding with eggnog