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12.16.2016

Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce


This post was sponsored by Nellie’s Eggs. All opinions are mine alone.

This recipe for Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce is sure to be a hit at your winter celebrations!

Delicious Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce recipe from my3monsters.com

Hi guys! Where do y’all stand in the great egg nog debate? Love it? Hate it? Is it a texture thing? I’m just curious. Egg nog is EVERYWHERE this time of year and I’m not mad at it. I love the flavor, but it can be a little thick for me, so I prefer to bake with it. In the past we have tried Egg Nog Cream Pie, Egg Nog Cheesecake, and Egg Nog French Toast. This year I wanted to see if I could pull off a yummy Egg Nog Bread Pudding. Boy, howdy, did I ever! Now, I realize I’m walking a thin line here because one of the few things more loved/loathed than egg nog is bread pudding. Again, it’s the texture. This version is light on the soggy, and heavy on the yum.

Delicious Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce recipe from my3monsters.com

You will need a couple loaves of challah bread.  You could use French bread, but I really think the challah makes it – plus it sounds like you’re saying Holla’ every time you say it and I love that joke like the big, old nerd that I am.... You will also need half & half, egg nog, sugar, eggs, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla extract. The key to this recipe, I think, is to use really good bread and really good eggs.

Delicious Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce recipe from my3monsters.com


I highly recommend these free range eggs from Nellie’s. Nellie’s has been in business since the late 1800’s, sustainably sourcing eggs from small family farms. They were the country’s first Certified Humane Free Range Egg Producer. I’ll admit, in the past I have just bought whatever eggs were the cheapest – until I cracked into one of these eggs. They were thick and had beautifully colored yolks– The difference from my regular runny old eggs was obvious.

Delicious Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce recipe from my3monsters.com


Begin by cutting your challah into approx. 1-inch cubes and placing it in a large bowl. {Actually, a larger bowl than this one – I ended up using two bowls this size.

Delicious Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce recipe from my3monsters.com
In a separate bowl mix half & half, egg nog, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla extract. Blend together with a whisk.

Delicious Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce recipe from my3monsters.com

Pour the liquid over the bread cubes and toss to coat. Allow to sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours so the bread really soaks up all the yummy liquid. 30 minutes would probably suffice, but I had to take my son to a doctor’s appointment so ours soaked for about 2 hours and it was soooooo gooooood. The longer you let it sit, the more it will break down the bread and give you a creamier texture.

Delicious Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce recipe from my3monsters.com

Spoon the mixture into individual ramekins or into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes {45-50 if you use the 9 x 13 pan). Make sure the center is set and the top is golden brown. If the top starts to get too brown, cover with foil for the remaining baking time.

Delicious Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce recipe from my3monsters.com

When they come out of the oven they will be all puffed up and delicious. It will shrink a little as it cools. At this point you could serve it with a dollop of whipped cream and call it a day, but I made a quick Buttered Rum Sauce {recipe below} to drizzle over the top, which took it to a whole ‘notha level! The rum flavor in this sauce is mild, but if you aren’t a fan you could swap the rum extract for vanilla extract.

Delicious Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce recipe from my3monsters.com


Drizzle the hot buttery rum sauce over the hot bowl of bread pudding. NOW you may add whipped cream (or not) and call it day!

Delicious Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce recipe from my3monsters.com


That right there is the stuff winter dreams are made of.

Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce


2 loaves challah bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 C. egg nog
1 C. half & half
5 eggs
2/3 C. sugar
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt
whipped cream for garnish

For Sauce:
½ C. butter
½ C. sugar
½ C. brown sugar
½ C. egg nog
½ tsp. rum extract

Place cubed brad in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl combine egg nog, half & half, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, vanilla, and salt. Whisk to combine. Pour liquid mixture over the cubed bread and stir to combine. Allow to sit in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Several hours is better!

When you are ready to bake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon the bread mixture into individual ramekins or into a 9 x 13 baking dish. I filled about (12) 7-ounce ramekins. Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes, (45-50 if using a 9 x 13 pan) until center is set and top is golden brown. If the top begins to get too brown, tent with foil for the remainder of baking time. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

While the bread pudding is baking, prepare sauce:  Heat butter, sugars, and egg nog in a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Allow to boil several minutes until it begins to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in rum extract.

Drizzle warm sauce over warm bread pudding and a dollop of whipped cream.  Serve immediately.

Delicious Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce recipe from my3monsters.com
Enjoy this warm winter treat for dessert or breakfast -- I don't judge!  My family has requested it for Christmas morning breakfast this year.

Delicious Egg Nog Bread Pudding with Buttered Rum Sauce recipe from my3monsters.com

Happy Holiday Baking, friends!

Amy


2 comments:

  1. This looks delicious but we have several member of the family who are not fans of eggnog. Could you substitute heavy cream instead? Would love to make this for Christmas Day.

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    1. Yes, of course! I would probably also add a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract for a little extra flavor. Hope you like it!

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