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cranberry eggnog bread pudding

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Christina Vasquez
Sacramento, CA

After cooking a huge Mexican dinner tonight, my family wanted more out of me, lol. I've been trying to use all the food I already have before going shopping and this is what I came up with for dessert. Who knew this would be a hit with the family? Hmm... this one might be on the breakfast menu next Christmas. I hope you enjoy my take on an old-time favorite!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A holiday twist on classic bread pudding. It's creamy and the mix of flavors is perfect. The eggnog flavor is slight, not in your face. Then, you get an occasional burst of cranberry. This is quite a decadent holiday dessert and will be a delicious ending to the meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 9 -12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cranberry eggnog bread pudding

  • 3 c
    2% or whole milk
  • 2 c
  • 1/2-2/3 c
    sugar, keep in mind the eggnog is full of sugar
  • 7
  • 2-3 tsp
    cinnamon, keep in mind the eggnog is full of spice
  • 1 dash
    nutmeg, optional
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 8 c
    French bread, 1 lb. loaf
  • 2/3 c
    dried cranberries
  • 3 Tbsp

How To Make cranberry eggnog bread pudding

  • Preparing a casserole dish while the oven preheats.
    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter the bottom and sides of a 13 x 9 casserole/baking pan. Set aside.
  • Cubes of French bread in a baking dish.
    Tear by hand or chop the French bread into 2 inch cubes. Evenly layer cubed bread on the bottom of the buttered pan.
  • Heating warm milk, eggnog, and butter along with cranberries.
    In a saucepan, over medium heat, warm milk, eggnog, and butter along with cranberries. Set aside.
  • Sugar, cinnamon, eggs, and vanilla in a bowl.
    In a large bowl mix sugar and cinnamon together. Add eggs and vanilla and stir.
  • Adding milk mixture to egg mixture.
    Slowly, while stirring, add the lukewarm milk mixture to the egg mixture. Set aside.
  • Batter poured over the bread.
    Pour batter on top of the bread. If using cranberries, you may spread them out at this time.
  • Eggnog bread pudding baking in the oven.
    Bake 45-50 min. The top should be golden. Enjoy!