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Eggnog Bread Pudding

This eggnog bread pudding is a must-try dessert to serve at Christmas this year! Impress your holiday guests with this delicious and easy cranberry eggnog bread pudding. 

Whether you’re hosting Christmas this year, or you’re bringing something to share at a Christmas party, this bread pudding recipe made with eggnog is going to bring all of the holiday flavors you love!

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Why you’ll love this recipe

If you enjoy a bread pudding dessert, you’ll love this eggnog bread pudding recipe! Including the eggnog will help give it a festive holiday flavor that you and your guests will love. This recipe is actually very simple to make so if you’re looking for an easy recipe to put together for Christmas dessert, then you can’t go wrong with this one!

slice of eggnog bread pudding with whipped cream, caramel, and cranberries

Ingredients for this recipe

Day-old bread: for the bread portion of this recipe.
Eggnog: makes this bread pudding recipe festive for the holidays!
Granulated sugar: to sweeten this recipe.
Eggs: to bind together the ingredients.
Vanilla extract: for depth of flavor and sweetness.
Ground cinnamon: for festive spice
Ground nutmeg: for festive spice.
Cranberries: for a pop of tart flavor.
Gingersnap cookies: for holiday flavors.

ingredients needed for homemade eggnog bread pudding

Equipment needed for this recipe

You’ll need mixing bowls and a whisk to combine this recipe for bread pudding using eggnog. A baking dish will be needed for the baking process. Use a kitchen timer to make sure you don’t bake for too long. An airtight container is great for storing any leftovers.  

How to make eggnog bread pudding

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

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Step 2: In a large bowl, whisk together eggnog, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cranberries. Mix well.

cookies added to bread pudding

Step 4: Right before adding the mixture to the baking dish, add the cookie crumbles and mix in.

baked eggnog bread pudding
bread being added to wet ingredients

Step 3: Add bread cubes to the mixture. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to absorb the liquid.

raw bread pudding in a baking dish

Step 5: Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish. Make sure everything is even.

Step 6: Bake for 45-50 minutes. The top should be golden brown and the center should be set.

Step 7: Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Expert Tips

Other desserts to try if you enjoy eggnog bread pudding

If you like this cranberry eggnog bread pudding, then you may also enjoy these Easy Eggnog Cookies. Another great cookie option is this Easy Brownie Cookies Recipe. This Easy No-Bake Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe is also a good dessert option to share. If you’d like to try your hand at homemade eggnog, then you will love this Easy Egg Nog Recipe

Common Questions

What is bread pudding?

A bread pudding is a bread-based dessert recipe. This recipe is also made with eggnog, making it a fun, festive version for the holidays.

Why is it called bread pudding?

The final product isn’t quite the pudding texture that you may be thinking of, but it is a softer texture giving it the name of a pudding.

baked eggnog bread pudding in a baking dish

Storage suggestions

The best way to store your bread pudding is to put it in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days. You can also place any leftovers in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

Reheating Tips

If you would like to reheat your bread pudding after storing it, you can do that! Warm it up in the oven right before eating and enjoy it warm!

Yield: 6

Eggnog Bread Pudding

slice of eggnog bread pudding with whipped cream, caramel, and cranberries

This eggnog bread pudding is a must-try dessert to serve at Christmas this year! Impress holiday guests with this tasty bread pudding recipe. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of day-old bread, cubed
  • 2 1/2 cups eggnog
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup roughly chopped cranberries
  • 1 cup of roughly crumbled gingersnap cookies

Instructions

    Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
    Step 2: In a large bowl, whisk together eggnog, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cranberries.
    Step 3: Add bread cubes to the mixture and let it sit for about 10 minutes to absorb the liquid.
    Step 4: Right before adding the mixture to the baking dish, add the cookie crumbles and mix in.
    Step 5: Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish.
    Step 6: Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center is set.
    Step 7: Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 500Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 155mgSodium: 479mgCarbohydrates: 85gFiber: 3gSugar: 44gProtein: 14g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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