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Eggnog Bread Pudding

November 17, 2020

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Putting a festive twist on this classic dessert with Eggnog Bread Pudding! All the flavors of the holidays in the ultimate comfort food!

The holidays will be extra special this year with a couple new babies in the family. Baby dinner fairy is walking and doesn’t quite know about Santa yet, but I’m excited to make lots of fun holiday memories this year!

eggnog bread pudding in ceramic pie dish

Most of my favorite family memories growing up were shared around the dinner table. My mom was an amazing cook, and every night at dinner, we all sat down with her delicious dishes and a big glass of milk. We all swam, so putting nutritious foods in our body was a top priority for my mom. Milk was on the table at every meal! She knew that :

  • Milk increased mineral content in our bones, so the three of us would have fewer bone fractures
  • Drinking milk led to fewer dental cavities ( I was cavity-free my entire childhood!)
  • Milk kept us hydrated
  • Milk contains healthy vitamins like A and D and other minerals, which were essential for a healthy immune system, and kept us active, healthy and strong
  • Milk also reduced inflammation and improved our digestive systems!

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Not only did we drink a glass of milk with every meal, we cooked and baked with it, too! My mom and I baked countless recipes with milk, just like this eggnog bread pudding. It was such a fun way to bond while making something delicious for the family! My favorite retailer is Jewel and I buy all of my whole milk there! Click here for more dairy recipes.

I know this holiday season will be spent the same way, baking together in the kitchen! I’m so excited to share this delicious recipe with her.

What is bread pudding?

Bread pudding is a classic dessert made from cubes of day-old bread. I love to use brioche bread, because the texture of this fluffy bread is unmatched, and makes this Eggnog Bread pudding just that much better! The brioche gets soaked in a custard mixture made from eggs, milk, sugar, and a little cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg, and rich eggnog. It’s then baked in a large baking dish (I used a pie dish!) until the top is golden and the middle is still slightly gooey.

step by step process of how to make eggnog bread pudding

How do you make bread pudding?

You’ll start with slightly stale cubes of brioche bread. When the bread is a little stale I find it holds up to an extra spoonful of the custard mixture. If you don’t have brioche, any thick-cut, white bread works well – challah bread is also a great option! Cut the bread into one-inch cubes.

To make the custard sauce, beat 3 large eggs, eggnog, whole milk and heavy cream, melted butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. and white, and brown sugar. Whisk until fully incorporated.

Place cubed bread in a large baking dish, bowl, or something you can fold the bread and custard easily.

Then pour the egg mixture over top of the bread, giving it a stir as you go so that all bread is evenly coated. Spoon into a baking dish and let sit for 20 minutes before baking. This is very important as it gives the bread time to soak up all the custard mixture.

Then bake the mixture in your preheated oven at 375F for 35 minutes.

eggnog bread pudding in ceramic pie dish with three scoops of ice cream on top
eggnog bread pudding in three small plates with ice cream on marble counter with glasses of milk
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Eggnog Bread Pudding

Ingredients

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2 cups whole milk

3 eggs, beaten

1 cups white sugar

2 tsp vanilla

2 tbl brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp allspice

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 cup eggnog

10 slices day old brioche bread, cubed

Instructions

Cut day old brioche bread into cubes.

Make the custard sauce by beating eggs, whole milk and eggnog, melted butter, spices white and brown sugar. Whisk until fully incorporated.

Place cubed bread in a large baking dish, bowl, or something you can fold the bread and custard easily.

Then pour the egg mixture over top of the bread, giving it a stir as you go so that all bread is evenly.

Spoon into large baking dish let sit for 20 minutes before baking.

Then bake the mixture in your preheated oven at 375F for 35 minutes.

Remove and plate, top with vanilla ice cream if desired.

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  • Reply Allison November 22, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Five stars!

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