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Cranberry Eggnog Bread Pudding with a Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting
Cranberry Eggnog Bread Pudding with a Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins

When it comes to comfort food bread pudding is high on my list!  And to celebrate the holiday season I've made my classic into Cranberry Eggnog Bread Pudding with a Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread pudding recipe, cranberry recipes
Servings: 16
Calories: 252 kcal
  • 1 loaf Potato Bread cut into cubes (more if you need it, the bread should mound high above your casserole dish.)
  • 4 cups Egg Nog
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 cup of Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/4 lb butter - softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened. (not whipped cream cheese)
  • 1 cup Confectioners sugar (aka 10X) more if you like it sweeter
  • 1 tablesoon bourbon, whiskey or rum (use vanilla extract for a non alcoholic version)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and get out a 9 x 9 baking dish

  2. cut potato bread into cubes and place in baking dish

  3. mix in the cranberries with the cut bread

  4. In your mixer or a large container, mix the eggnog, eggs, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla together, making sure all the eggs are beaten into the milk and all the sugar has been incorporated.
  5. pour this mixture over the cut bread, mixing it well so that all of the bread has absorbed some of the milk. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes, overnight in the fridge is even better.

  6. Cover the prepared bread pudding with cling wrap (don't worry it won't melt then with aluminum foil and Bake for One hour at 350 degrees)

  7. Uncover and continue to bake for 15 minutes more or until center is fully set.  

  8. The bread pudding will rise quite a bit, but sadly it will fall, this won't affect the flavor.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Whip the butter and cream cheese in your mixture at high speed to get some air into it.
  2. Turn the mixer down all the way and add the confectioners sugar gradually increasing the speed

  3. Add the vanilla and mix well
  4. spread cream cheese frosting over the  warm bread pudding, serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

** To make this non-alcoholic you can use vanilla in the frosting instead of bourbon.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Eggnog Bread Pudding with a Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Potassium 143mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Sugars 25g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 10.9%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 10.4%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.