Buttercream & Frosting, Desserts, Holidays

Pumpkin Eggnog Bread Pudding

December 4, 2011
Today I have a special treat for you!  I normally do not put up a post on Sunday.  I actually normally don’t post on the weekends.  Sometimes the occasional Saturday here and there, but not every week.  But today is an exception.  And why you may ask?  Because I wanted to show you this incredible recipe!
Now I am really proud of this dessert.  It’s an original recipe!
See, desserts are hard to be truly original.  Recipe developing is much harder in desserts (as compared to savory meals). because there is a science to baking.  Proportions need to be extremely accurate.  You can’t just throw ingredients in a bowl and hope for the best (well you can do this but there is a lot of trial and error that comes along).
However, the more you bake the more comfortable you get adapting recipes.  You learn the true process of baking and how the ingredients work together.  I am at this point.  I have had such great experience with baking (especially in this last year!) that I have gotten extremely comfortable in the kitchen and adapting/developing recipes.  Yep, I’m proud of myself :).
So, here I show you a recipe created solely by yours truly.  It’s a Pumpkin Eggnog Bread Pudding with an Orange Whipped Cream.  It’s simple, it’s classic, it’s delicious.  And the best part is that is combines the great flavors of Christmas in one dessert!
Bread pudding is such an easy dessert that showcases beautifully.  By the way it looks and tastes, you would never think that it only took 20 minutes to make.  And what’s great is that it can be easily prepared ahead of time and then baked right before it’s needed.  This makes it a wonderful choice for your Christmas dinner dessert.  Assemble the bread pudding the day before, and don’t worry about it until your done cooking up your wonderful Christmas meal.  It’s as easy as that!
See you tomorrow with the beginning of my Christmas dessert count-off :)!

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Pumpkin Eggnog Bread Pudding with Orange Whipped Cream
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Here is a simple, classic, and delicious dessert that highlights all the great flavors of Christmas.  Enjoy it as the finale of your wonderful Christmas meal! 
Makes:  Approx. 1 10×7 Baking Dish
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes 
Pumpkin Eggnog Bread Pudding
1 loaf (24 ounces) Sliced Wide Pan Bread – I used First Street Brand Buttermilk Bread
1 ½ cups Pumpkin Eggnog (Normal Eggnog will work as well)
2 Eggs
1 cup Pumpkin Puree
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
½ teaspoon Salt
Orange Whipped Cream
1 ½ cups Heavy Whipping Cream
2 tablespoons No-Pulp Orange Juice – I used Florida’s Natural Orange Juice
2 tablespoons Confectioners Sugar
To make the pumpkin eggnog bread pudding, start by turning the broiler on.  Cut the bread into approximately 1-inch squares.  Transfer the bread to a baking sheet and place it under the broiler until it is thoroughly toasted, about 5-10 minutes.
While the bread is toasting, whisk together the eggnog, eggs, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl.  Set aside.
Remove the bread from the oven and place it on a cooling rack to cool completely.  Turn off the broiler and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Once the bread has cooled, place it into a 10×7 baking dish (or a dish similar in size).  Pour the eggnog-pumpkin mixture over the bread and carefully toss to coat.  Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and let it sit for 30 minutes, gently pressing down on the mixture every 10 minutes.
Place the bread pudding into the oven and bake until it has set and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 60 minutes.  Once the bread pudding have finished cooking, remove it from the oven and place it on a cooling rack to cool until warm or room temperature.
While the bread pudding is baking, make the orange whipped cream.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form, starting at a low speed and gradually increasing to medium-high speed.  Once stiff peaks have formed, add the orange juice and confectioners sugar and whip for 30 extra seconds.
Serve the bread pudding warm with a dollop of orange whipped cream on top.  Enjoy!

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  • Amy @ The Mom Hood December 4, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    That looks delicious! Might have to add this to the Christmas menu!

  • Pepawkuchni December 4, 2011 at 1:51 pm


  • Sandra's Easy Cooking December 5, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Krissy, this recipe is fantastic! It is perfect for this time of the year!!! btw I love your photos too! 

  • Kiri W. December 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I adore bread pudding, and have never had it with pumpkin, but eggnog is one of my favorite flavorings for a bread pudding ever. Great recipe!!

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet December 6, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    No wonder you were excited about this recipe, It looks amazing!  Congrats on Top 9:-)

  • Krissy's Creations December 6, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Thanks Lauren :)!

  • Krissy's Creations December 6, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks!  The combination of pumpkin AND eggnog is a winner 🙂

  • Meagan December 6, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Love this, Krissy! Looks so comforting!! Congrats on Top 9!!! 🙂

  • thefoodierd.blogspot.com December 6, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    That looks so yummy!  I love the idea of combining eggnog and pumpkin.  Then adding it to bread pudding?  Brilliant!  Congrats on branching out to make your own things!

  • Terris @ Free Eats December 7, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Wow, this looks so comforting and perfect for Christmas morning.  Great job and congrats on the Top 9!

  • Krissy's Creations December 7, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Thank you!!

  • Krissy's Creations December 7, 2011 at 7:27 am

    It would be SO great for Christmas morning!  Dessert for Breakfast 🙂

  • Brandie December 7, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    YUM!! I’ve never made bread pudding but this looks like an excellent way to make it for the first time.

  • Mollie December 7, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    your recipes are difficult to read on the polka-dotted background…..nearly impossible for oldsters like me

  • Krissy's Creations December 8, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Hi Mollie,
    The background where the posts are (and writing is), should be white.  The polka dot background should only be the sides and top.  It might be the computer or internet software that is messing it up.  Sorry!

  • Elyse @The Cultural Dish December 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I have been eating a bit too much bread pudding lately and this sounds absolutely divine! 

  • patlbam December 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    i’m looking for a comment from someone who has actually made it.  All i read is kudos for how yummy it sounds….anyone?

  • Diane {Created by Diane} December 8, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    looks wonderful

  • Ally December 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    This recipe is everything that’s right. All the flavors I crave during the season. Perfection!

  • ana313 December 19, 2012 at 2:28 am

    I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a big hit.  I used Farm Stores brand eggnog and challah bread from BJ’S.   My 3 yr old grandson loved it.  I sliced it up cold for him. I am making it again now.  It’s in the oven. I covered it with tin foil this time because it got a little too brown last time.  thank you for the recipe :)!