Friday, November 4, 2011

Eggnog Bread Pudding with Craisins

Another Eggnog recipe already?! Yes sir-ee!  What better way to prepare for the Holidays, then to start baking up all this yummy goodness?! Hey, if you make it now, you have a chance to test out recipes before you make them for the whole family, right? :)  Plus most people love the Holidays, and why not make them last a little longer??  I have always had a fascination with bread pudding, and the funny thing is, I have NEVER eaten it.  Yeah, I know.  I had a little eggnog leftover in the refrigerator from my Eggnog French Toast with Eggnog Syrup, and some Hoagie Rolls from when I made this Hot Italian Hoagie.  I'm not one to let anything go bad, well at least I try not too, so this morning I whipped up this SIMPLE and OH SO TASTY Eggnog Bread Pudding with Craisins(dried cranberries).  I thought to myself, how hard can it be to make Bread Pudding?  I came up with a very easy version, that is really good, and I plan on making it for my whole family around the Holidays.  I am sure they will like it, and you will too if you try it!
Eggnog Bread Pudding with Craisins
Oh goodness this is good!

Prep Time: About 10 minutes
Bake Time: 35-45 minutes
Servings: This made one 8x4-inch loaf pan(about 3-4 servings)can be made in a different loaf pan, or casserole dish
Difficulty: Super Easy
Eggnog Bread Pudding with Craisins
  • 4 cups thick White Bread, cut into 1-inch cubes(I used 2 whole Hoagie Rolls-turned out amazing-love the crust on this)
  • 1 cup Light Eggnog (store bought)
  • 1/4 cup Craisins (dried cranberries-Found in the baking isle of most super markets)
  • 3 Large Eggs 
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar,  plus a tad bit for sprinkling on top
First, slice the bread into 1-inch cubes, or so. Set aside. I took this picture before I added another two cups

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray your loaf pan(or casserole dish) with cooking spray. 
In a medium mixing bowl combine eggnog, nutmeg, vanilla, and sugar.  Whisk together until sugar is well incorporated.

In a small dish whisk eggs.  Add eggs to eggnog mixture, and whisk together.

In a microwave safe dish add the Craisins, and enough water to cover them.  Microwave on high for about 30 seconds, until the Craisins have soaked up some of the water.  Dump the excess water out, and add the Craisins into the Eggnog mixture.

Add cubed bread into eggnog mixture, and fold it in until all the bread is moist.  Dump the bread mixture into your prepared pan, and place in the oven.  Cook for about 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  I baked mine for 35 minutes. 

Let cool in pan for about 20 minutes.  Run a butter knife around the sides to make sure it is loose in the pan.  Tilt the pan sideways and it should fall out.  Slice it up and enjoy! I'm going back for another piece!


Question of the Day:

What is your favorite Bread Pudding? I'm assuming I'm the only one who has never had it, until today!


  1. Yum! This looks soooo good! I got everything to make your Orange Chicken this week :) Can't wait to try it!!

  2. Thanks Nicole! It was very good! I shared with my family so it was gone quick. Now I want more! :) The Orange Chicken is really good! I'm glad you are making it!!


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