Eggnog Bread Pudding Recipe (2024)

I love the holidays, but they can be a bit stressful. I think it’s partly because we are just so busy. From buying the perfect gifts, decorating, cleaning, cooking and baking, there is so much on our plates. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change the holiday chaos for anything. Instead, I meet those challenges with a positive attitude and hope for the best. The good news is that I’ve never been disappointed. Spending time with family and friends is priceless and makes all the extra effort well worth it.

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Dempster’s. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

One holiday challenge is last minute drop-ins. It’s awesome when friends and family pop over for a visit, but then I’m always thinking what do I serve them? The answer is you serve them what you have already in your pantry and fridge! I always have Dempster’s White Bread in my pantry and a couple of jugs of eggnog in the fridge. I suggest you whip up Eggnog Bread Pudding next time you are caught off guard by unexpected guests. It’s a recipe that is sure to impress!


The full printable recipe card with measurements and instructions is found at the bottom of the post.

  • White bread
  • Eggnog
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Nutmeg
  • Egg
  • Egg whites
  • Powdered sugar and raspberries, for garnish
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How to Make Eggnog Bread Pudding

  • Step One: Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 10-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Step Two: In a large bowl, stir together eggnog, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, egg and egg whites. Add in bread cubes. Stir to combine. Leave mixture sit for 10 minutes.
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  • Step Three: Pour mixture into springform pan. Bake 1 hour. Let stand 10 minutes and release the sides of the springform pan. Top with powdered sugar and raspberries, if desired.
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You’ll need Dempster’s White Bread, eggnog, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and vanilla extract. That’s it! Easy peasy.

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I use Dempster’s White Bread both on its own for toast and sandwiches and in my recipes. It’s super soft, high quality and always yields a fabulous result.

The first step is the bread into six cups of bread cubes. It’s similar to how you would start out making stuffing for your Christmas turkey.

After you’ve whisked the rest of the ingredients together, add the bread cubes and stir to combine. Then, let everything get happy together for about 10 minutes. The flavours will have a chance to permeate the bread cubes.

My easy hack is to make bread pudding in a springform pan! It’s easy to remove and the pudding holds together beautifully.

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The recipe takes one hour to bake so you can visit with your guests while your kitchen starts to smell a wonderfully sweet aroma.

I’ve made this recipe several times already and it turns out perfect each and every time

To make it even more festive, sprinkle icing sugar on top.

The icing sugar adds another element of decadence and adds to the festive presentation.

I also added some fresh raspberries to give it a pop of colour. It’s such a pretty dessert

Serve it warm from the oven with a big glass of eggnog. Each bite practically melts in your mouth. The flavour of the eggnog soaks right into the bread so it’s truly a heavenly experience to eat.

Next time you’re in a pinch with unexpected guests or just want a dessert with mega WOW factor, this Eggnog Bread Pudding is a must-try. It’s a staple on our holiday menu because of how easy it is to make and how much it’s enjoyed by everyone who tries it.

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Why spend a ton of time in the kitchen baking when you could be visiting? I’m all about the simple things in life!

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Try Cracker Pudding, Half Hour Pudding, Radio Pudding, Pumpkin Gingerbread Pudding and Homemade Eggnog.

You’ll also enjoy these Eggnog Pudding Shots, Eggnog Donuts, Eggnog Pie, Eggnog Cupcakes, Eggnog Cheesecake Bars and Eggnog Breakfast Casserole.

What do you serve when unexpected guests show up on your doorstep?

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Eggnog Bread Pudding

Created by Stacie Vaughan

Servings 6

Prep Time 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time 1 hour hour

Total Time 1 hour hour 20 minutes minutes

A perfect Christmas dessert! This easy pudding is just bread, eggnog, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg for a delicious holiday taste.

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  • 6 cups white bread cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 4 cups eggnog
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • powdered sugar & raspberries for garnish, if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 10-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, stir together eggnog, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, egg and egg whites. Add in bread cubes. Stir to combine. Leave mixture sit for 10 minutes.

  • Pour mixture into springform pan. Bake 1 hour. Let stand 10 minutes and release the sides of the springform pan. Top with powdered sugar and raspberries, if desired.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 318mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Course Desserts

Cuisine American

Keyword Eggnog Bread Pudding

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Why is my bread pudding so watery? ›

To prevent horribly runny bread pudding, you also want to warm up the milk before adding it to the other ingredients for easier soaking. Additionally, cover the bread pudding with foil — but only for half of the baking time. This will ensure that the pudding is neither overdone nor underdone.

What makes eggnog so thick? ›

Homemade eggnog is thickened first with egg yolks and then given even more texture by folding in whipped egg whites at the end. Those egg whites transform what can be a fairly heavy, overly rich drink into something airier and frothier — though no less decadent.

What alcohol to mix with eggnog? ›

While brandy is the most traditional alcohol to pair with eggnog, according to traditional recipes, you can also use a mixture of dark rum and Cognac. If you like your eggnog with more of a kick you can also add bourbon, but we recommend sticking to rum and Cognac to preserve the 'nog's flavors.

What is the best rum for eggnog? ›

Chairman's Reserve Spiced Rum

"When choosing a rum, I personally find a spiced rum to be the best for the flavors incorporated in eggnogs," he said. "Chairman's Reserve Spiced Rum is best for its quality and flavor profile.”

How to tell when bread pudding is done? ›

Bake about 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Another way to judge whether the pudding is fully baked, is to gently press down on the center of the pudding. If any custard comes up to the top, the pudding needs to be baked a little longer.

How do you fix pudding that didn't thicken? ›

Your best bet would be to mix a tablespoon of cornstarch and a teaspoon of sugar with some of the beverage and add it to the warm pudding. Heat it to a bubble and stir until it thickens. You may have to adjust the seasoning, particularly vanilla.

What makes eggnog unhealthy? ›

Traditionally made with eggs, cream, milk, and sugar, no one would say that eggnog is a healthy drink. Even a small serving can pack significant amounts of calories, fat, saturated fat, and added sugars. And then there's the fact that homemade eggnog made with raw eggs can be a food-poisoning risk.

What can I add to eggnog to make it better? ›

  1. Eggnog.
  2. Spirits: rum, bourbon, whiskey, and/or brandy.
  3. Whipped cream.
  4. Syrup: caramel and/or chocolate.
  5. Spices: nutmeg, cinnamon (sticks and ground), and/or pumpkin spice.
  6. Crushed gingersnap cookies or red-hot candies, or cinnamon sugar for rimming glasses (optional)
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How to thicken egg nog? ›

To thicken the mixture, add a cornstarch slurry. Thoroughly combine 3 tablespoons cornstarch with 1/4 cup cool water. Add this mixture at the end of cooking the egg yolks, sugar, and rum in the bowl over the simmering water bath. Whisk until thickened then proceed with chilling.

Is vodka ok in eggnog? ›

Try vanilla vodka or a homemade infusion with some seasonal spice like cinnamon or ginger. Most eggnog recipes can work with any of the three common spirits.

Does Kahlua go well with eggnog? ›

But the best combination, in my opinion, is Kahlua and eggnog. This eggnog is sure to please all the coffee drinkers in my family. I have always purchased the store-bought eggnog from the festive cartons at the market. One day I will eventually try to make it from scratch.

Is Fireball good with eggnog? ›

Fireball eggnog may become one of your new favorite Christmas drinks. The popular cinnamon whiskey is a fantastic base for this classic holiday co*cktail. It gives eggnog a touch of warm spice, subtle sweetness, and an inviting aroma that's sure to put everyone in a festive mood.

Is Crown Royal good in eggnog? ›

Whiskey – I typically use Crown Royal, but use what you like or keep on hand. Other Alcohol – You can switch up the ratios based on your personal preferences; feel free to swap in others like bourbon, Cognac, scotch, or brandy, as well. And how about a little peppermint schnapps for a festive flavor?!

Can I use Bacardi for eggnog? ›

As synonymous with the holiday season as Mariah Carey, BACARDÍ Eggnog is Christmas in a cup – or in a glass in this case. Made with BACARDÍ Spiced rum it's just like melted ice cream; smooth, creamy and sweet but with a gentle kick of nutmeg spice.

Is bread pudding supposed to be liquidy? ›

Making perfect bread pudding

Since this is a custard dish, we need to treat it as such, thermally. We want bread that is moist throughout, not chewy and dry. And what we don't want from our custard is something that is either undercooked and runny (soggy milk bread anyone?) or overcooked and scrambled-eggy.

Will my pudding thicken when it cools? ›

It will coat the back of the spoon; test it by running your finger down the spoon. You should wipe a clear, clean line through the custard. Remove from heat. The pudding will thicken more as it cools.

Which ingredient causes the pudding to thicken? ›

A key ingredient in instant pudding is gelatinized starch, a dried instant starch that readily absorbs liquids, which causes the pudding to gel when mixed with milk. Additional ingredients sometimes used as a thickener include gums that are soluble in cold water, such as carrageenans and alginates.

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