This decadent spin on a family classic brings festive flavor for every meal. Deliciously satisfying, it’s the perfect make ahead solution for a holiday brunch or a yummy weeknight dessert.
Generously butter the bread slices. Cut the buttered slices into 1-inch cubes and pile into a 2-quart baking dish. Heat the eggnog and milk in a large saucepan over medium heat until bubbling gently but not boiling.
Meanwhile, combine the eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk vigorously until light and frothy. Whisk one cup of the eggnog mixture into the eggs to warm them.
Gradually whisk in the remaining eggnog mixture and the bourbon. Pour the custard over the bread cubes, and gently mash down with your hands.
Set aside for a minimum of one hour or chill overnight in the refrigerator.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place the casserole dish inside of a large roasting pan and transfer to the oven.
Carefully pour the boiling water into the roasting pan, so that it comes halfway up the sides of the baking dish.
Bake for approximately 45 to 50 minutes, until the custard is set and the top is a light golden brown.
Remove the roasting pan from the oven, then carefully lift the casserole dish out of the water.
Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and serve with warm maple syrup.
1 (12 ounces) loaf French bread, sliced
4 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
3 cups Reiter Egg Nog
2 cups Reiter DairyPure Whole or 2% Reduced Fat Milk
5 large eggs
4 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons bourbon (or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract)
Confectioners’ sugar and warm maple syrup for serving