Eggnog Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce

A rich and tender bread pudding recipe made with eggnog, vanilla, spices, and cinnamon-swirl bread, topped with a butterscotch sauce!

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Other than eat, sleep, bake, and watch football, I’ve hardly done a thing since last Wednesday. It’s been great. The last few days were relaxing and low-key. How about you? I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Even in times of stress and struggle, there is much to be thankful for. An entire day dedicated to gratitude – that’s a beautiful thing.

Thursday was technically our third Thanksgiving of the season. We celebrated Thanksgiving earlier in the month up north in Buffalo with some of S.O.’s family, in Erie with my family, and then Thanksgiving Day we were down here in Tampa with more of S.O.’s family. It’s my favorite holiday, so I’m not complaining!

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During some of our downtime this weekend, I *finally* finished unpacking Christmas decorations and getting up the trees. I feel so behind this year from my usual schedule. I love to have everything out in early November… yes, I’m one of those annoying people. This year though, I never even got out any fall or Thanksgiving decorations either. I decided I would just grab EVERYTHING from our storage locker and I put out glittery reindeer and turkey figurines all at the same time. Why not?

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I also managed to get Christmas lights hung up outside, only to discover that one of the strands in the middle isn’t working. So that’s funnnn. And all the unraveling and untangling the strands? Also funnnnnn. But they’re there now, and they look bright, festive, and lovely! The way this task normally goes here in Florida is that I’m hanging Christmas lights in shorts and a tank top, sweating my a** off, but we had a nice little cold spell last week so the weather was perfect for it. You can slap me if you want.

All in all, the last few days were really nice, and I hope yours were too!

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More seasonal flavors are coming at you over the next few weeks! You know… stuff like peppermint and gingerbread. Today though, we’re going with eggnog. Just in case you were thinking that this is the eggnog recipe that I wrote down and lost, it isn’t. That one still hasn’t turned up again (again). It may be lost forever this time!

That’s okay, this eggnog recipe is a really good one too. This bread pudding is made with cinnamon-swirl bread, drenched with eggnog, and topped with butterscotch sauce. It’s a confectionery bliss! Lightly toasted cinnamon bread is soaked with eggnog, vanilla, and spices, and baked into a firm, but fluffy, bread pudding. Drizzled with butterscotch sauce, it just doesn’t get better than that!

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Eggnog Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
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A rich and festive eggnog bread pudding made with cinnamon swirl bread, eggnog, and topped with a butterscotch sauce!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 servings
  • 12 slices or 1 loaf cinnamon-swirl bread (I don't like raisins, but you can certainly go that route)
  • 3½ c. eggnog
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 - 12 oz. jar butterscotch sauce
  1. Lightly toast bread and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Spread bread pieces evenly in a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggnog, egg, egg whites, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  4. Pour over bread and let stand for 15 minutes.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes, or until it appears set when dish is lightly jiggled.
  6. Allow bread pudding to cool for 15-20 minutes, then drizzle warmed butterscotch over it before serving.

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  1. says

    Glad you had a good Thanksgiving Sarah! the last few days were relaxing for me as well. The bread pudding looks gorgeous, I love butterscotch! :) I have not yet tried eggnog, I don’t like the sound of it (since I’m not a major egg fan) but looking at all the wonderful recipes, I might give it a try this year!

    • says

      What?! You haven’t tried eggnog yet? You must try it! Put aside your feelings about eggs because it doesn’t really taste like them AT ALL. You seem to like lots of spices, and eggnog has that going on. I bet you’d like it! So glad you enjoyed Thanksgiving! :)

  2. says

    Sounds like you had a relaxing few days off, Sarah! I didn’t do much more than eat and relax too, and it was just so nice! I finally did get my Christmas decoration up, so I’m loving every minute of it! This eggnog bread pudding sounds delicious! Bread pudding is a favorite of mine, yet I hardly ever make it. That definitely has to change with this recipe! Love how flavorful it looks, especially with that butterscotch sauce. Love!!

    • says

      I love a good bread pudding too, and I don’t make it that often either. I need to make it more though because it’s a dessert that would lighten up pretty easily, I think! So glad you had a relaxing long weekend too, and that you are enjoying all things Christmas! :)

    • says

      Thanks, Blair! I’m loving all the eggnog recipes right now too! It’s one of my favorite seasonal foods this time of year. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

  3. says

    Hahaha, you obviously love all the things I dislike! Not a bread pudding fan either – BUT my husband loves it and love eggnog, so maybe I’ll have to be nice and make this for him! Who knows, maybe I just haven’t had a good one! And yes, I’m a little jealous of your hot weather woes, when I’m looking out the window at a ton of snow right now! Although it IS warming up a bit now, not insanely cold anymore, just cold! :) That’s okay, it looks Christmassy at least!

    • says

      Lol! That’s so funny. We do have different tastes in desserts sometimes! Haha. If your hubby likes eggnog, he’ll love this! It’s been a favorite holiday dessert of mine for a really long time. Bread pudding is great if made so it’s not mushy. I love it and it’s so versatile! Lately our weather has been perfect – I cannot complain. My in-laws in Buffalo were totally buried for a while there! I’m sure you are getting slammed too! Stay warm!

    • says

      Haha! I agree – butterscotch sauce all on its own is delish! Yes, *finally* got my decorations out! Phew. So happy to have twinkly lights and glitter everywhere now! :)

    • says

      Haha! It’s funny because I felt really late and behind on my decorations – only because I always get them out sooooo early in November! The normal thing to do is get them out NOW, so you will be perfectly on time! :)

  4. says

    This looks like something I would wake up early for! My husband would love this too since he is the real eggnog fan in our family. But hey, if it tastes as good as this looks I think I could become a fan too! Thanks for sharing!


  1. […] totally perfect. I wouldn’t have changed a single thing about it. The only problem is that I don’t know where I wrote down the recipe. I misplaced my notes, found them, lost them a second time, never to be seen again…. so far. […]

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