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Eggnog Bread Pudding

This eggnog bread pudding recipe is rich, creamy, and perfectly spiced. It is easy to make and delicious, making it the perfect Christmas morning breakfast casserole.

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Why I Love This Recipe

This recipe is an eggnog lovers dream come true. It has a rich dreamy eggnog custard with a lightly crisp top, and is incredibly quick and easy to make. It uses freshly sliced bread so the soaking time is reduced and you can have eggnog bread pudding in as little as an hour. I love quickly throwing this recipe together on Christmas morning while the kids marvel over their Santa gifts. It bakes for about 50 minutes, giving us the perfect amount of time to open the rest of our gifts together before it’s time to eat breakfast. Eggnog bread pudding is light enough to be eaten for breakfast, yet rich enough to make a fantastic dessert.

What Type of Bread Should I Use?

Any plain leftover bread will work when making eggnog bread pudding. Enriched breads like sandwich bread, challah, and brioche bread make for extra rich bread puddings. Options like sourdough bread and French bread also work well for this recipe. Avoid using breads that have been seasoned with savory spices or cheese when making sweet bread pudding like this one.

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A slice of eggnog bread pudding on a plate topped with whipped cream.

Eggnog Bread Pudding FAQ

What type of bread should I use?

Enriched breads like sandwich bread, challah, and brioche bread make for extra rich bread puddings. Options like sourdough bread and French bread also work well for this recipe. Avoid using breads that have been seasoned with savory spices or cheese when making sweet bread pudding like this one.

Can I use stale bread for this bread pudding recipe?

Stale bread can be used in place of freshly cut bread for this recipe. If using stale bread increase the soaking time to about 15 minutes.

Why is my bread pudding soggy?

Soggy bread pudding happens when the bread pudding is not cooked long enough, or when the bread is allowed to soak in the custard mixture for too long before going into the oven. Make sure too cook the bread pudding until it is cooked through and no longer wet.

How do I store bread pudding?

Because of the eggs, bread pudding is best stored in the refrigerator. Store this eggnog bread pudding in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Can I freeze bread pudding?

Bread pudding can be baked and stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat frozen bread pudding at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes, or until heated through.

More Recipes to Try

Eggnog Bread Pudding

4 from 6 votes
Recipe by Samantha Citro Course: Breakfast Recipes, Sweet RecipesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Cooking time

55

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

5

minutes

This eggnog bread pudding recipe is rich, creamy, and perfectly spiced. It is easy to make and delicious, making it the perfect Christmas morning breakfast casserole.

Ingredients

  • 7-8 cups 7-8 cubed bread (10oz)

  • 3 large 3 eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 eggnog

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 granulated sugar

  • 1 tsp 1 cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 nutmeg

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 ground cloves

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • 6 tbs 6 unsalted butter, melted

Directions

  • Prep Ingredients
  • Preheat oven to 350°F(180°C).
  • Use a bread knife to cut leftover bread into 1″ cubes. Measure out 7-8 cups of cubed bread a place it in a into a 2 quart casserole dish and set it aside.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl make the custard by whisking together the eggs, eggnog, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt.
  • Melt the butter and allow it to cool until it is no longer hot to the touch.
  • Prepare the Bread Pudding
  • Pour the custard mixture over the cubed bread and allow it to set for 5 minutes. If you are using leftover bread that has dried out, allow it to soak in the custard mixture for up to 15 minutes.
  • Evenly pour the melted butter on to the bread mixture.
  • Bake and Serve
  • Cook the bread pudding for 50-55 minutes, or until the custard is fully set.
  • Allow the bread pudding to cool for 15 minutes, then dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Notes

  • What type of bread should I use? Enriched breads like sandwich bread, challah, and brioche bread make for extra rich bread puddings. Options like sourdough bread and French bread also work well for this recipe. Avoid using breads that have been seasoned with savory spices or cheese when making sweet bread pudding like this one.
  • Tools I recommend (amazon affiliate links): 2 Quart Casserole Dish | Mercer Bread Knife

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2 Comments

  1. Easy to put together with challah bread from the grocery store. Delicious and on the rotation for Christmas mornings now!

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