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?

Follow me on Instagram@simplystacieblog, Facebook atSimply Stacie, TikTok@simplystacierecipesor Pinterest at@simplystacieand let me know how you liked this recipe and my other recipes.

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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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Can I use eggnog instead of milk? ›

In fact, eggnog can be substituted into most recipes that call for a good portion of milk – see what options you like best! Add it to beverages: Surely, if you're an eggnog fan, you've tried Starbucks' featured holiday latte.

Does eggnog thicken as it ages? ›

Boozy eggnog will also continue to thicken in the fridge as it ages.

How do you thicken eggnog? ›

To make it thicker, use less milk. 1 cup of whole milk will make a smooth eggnog, but if you know that you like a thicker eggnog, stir in only ½ cup of milk. Once it chills and thickens a little in the fridge, add more milk to thin it out to your liking.

What makes eggnog different from milk? ›

At its core, eggnog is an emulsion of milk and/or cream, sugar, and, yes, eggs. Unlike in an egg cream—a similar old-timey drink that actually gets its name from the foamy, whipped egg white-like texture achieved by mixing seltzer and dairy fat—the “egg” in eggnog is very, very real.

Why you should be careful with that eggnog? ›

Refrigerated eggs with clean, uncracked shells can still be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Eggs must be cooked to 160 degrees F to kill bacteria such as Salmonella that may be present. If your eggnog recipe calls for raw eggs, it may not be safe.

Why do they stop selling eggnog? ›

Most plants keep producing eggnog through New Year's, and start dumping their unsold product in January. Although associated with the holidays, eggnog doesn't need to be seasonal. Dairy plants could produce small batches of eggnog off-season for hard-core nogheads, but they don't because it's not cost-effective.

Can you eat 100 year old egg nog? ›

Century eggs prepared in traditional ways are generally safe to consume.

Is it OK to drink a lot of eggnog? ›

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 does aging eggnog do? ›

The aged eggnog was rounder, smoother, and noticeably more complex, with a satisfying start-to-finish flavor that was as adult as its alcohol content. I like to think that aging eggnog is connected to the seasonal cycles of harvest and putting food by.

What liquid is best 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.

Why is my homemade eggnog so thick? ›

It will thicken as it cools. If you want a thinner, completely smooth consistency, you can add the entire mixture to a blender with 1 or 2 tablespoons of milk and blend until smooth. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg, and fresh whipped cream, if desired. Store homemade eggnog in the fridge for up to one week.

How long does eggnog last in the fridge? ›

The Food and Drug Administration suggests consuming commercial eggnog within three to five days of opening a carton, and you should drink homemade eggnog within two to four days of making. If you're unsure whether eggnog has gone off, give it a whiff, and check for these signs: lumpy texture. spoiled milk smell.

Why is egg nog so expensive? ›

Canadian chef Heidi Fink states that one of the reasons people are making less homemade eggnog is that the beverage is expensive to make, due to its use of substantial quantities of cream, eggs, and spirits. Concerns about the safety of raw eggs may be another reason for the decline in homemade eggnog making.

Why is eggnog only sold at Christmas? ›

The History of Eggnog

The custom of toasting to the new season with this festive co*cktail actually began during Britain's early medieval years, and the drink later became popular in the American colonies by the 19th century. However, per TIME, eggnog has been associated with Christmas since the 1700s.

What did eggnog used to be called? ›

It is believed that eggnog began in Europe. As early as the 13th century, medieval monks in Britain were known to drink "posset," a warm ale punch with eggs and figs. Over time, this likely merged with the various milk and wine punches often served at social gatherings.

Can I use eggnog instead of milk in baking? ›

It's as simple as using eggnog instead of milk as you're mixing together the ingredients. Because frosting recipes only use a little bit of liquid, you might want to eggnog-ify the recipe just a little bit more with some rum extract and grated nutmeg, but it's not required.

Can I use eggnog instead of milk for cereal? ›

Here's a great way to hold onto holiday flavor by substituting egg nog for milk with your favorite hot or cold cereal. Just click either picture on this page for a complete, easy to follow step-by-step picture book recipe. Here's a picture showing all you need to make it.

Does egg nog taste like milk? ›

What does eggnog taste like? It's sweet, rich, and very creamy. Think of a glass of custard or melted vanilla ice cream! But it also has a slightly spiced flavor thanks to the cinnamon and nutmeg.

Can you use eggnog in place of heavy cream? ›

Basically eggnog, while fatty, isn't quite creamy enough to hold peaks on its own. That means you'll need about 1/2 cup eggnog for every cup of heavy cream. Even that will change slightly depending on the consistency of your nog.


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