Last week, we shared some of the amazing ways folks in our Kroger contest use Homestead Creamery Eggnog and Custard to start their day off right: with amazing breakfast recipes! We realize that breakfast isn’t everybody’s favorite meal of the day. That’s why we wanted to round up some delicious dessert recipes for the holidays, too. Because who doesn’t like to finish off a fun-filled day with the family and a sweet treat?
End Your Day With Delicious Dairy Desserts
‘Tis the season to allow yourself to indulge in sweet treats and share your best recipes with family and friends. At the end of a long day of celebrating, the biggest thing we look forward to is sitting down after dinner and trying everybody’s amazing desserts! Here are a few that you shared that really stood out to us!
Adding eggnog to your pumpkin pie recipe is as easy as swapping out one simple ingredient: condensed milk. Let’s be honest, adding our eggnog instead is a whole lot more flavorful! Apparently, quite a few people on the Kroger contest agreed.
Make Crust: In a food processor or mixing bowl, combine 1 1/4 of a cup of all-purpose flour, 1/4 tsp. of salt, 3 Tbps. of shortening, 1 Tbsp. of cubed Homestead Creamery Unsalted Butter, and 3 to 4 Tbsp. of cold water until dough-like crust forms. Roll out pastry to fit into a 9-inch pie plate.
Add Filling: In a large bowl, mix 2 eggs, 1, 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree, 1 cup of Homestead Creamery Eggnog, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. of salt, 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. of ground ginger, 1/2 tsp. of ground nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp. of ground clove until well blended. Using a whisk works best!
Bake: Pour filling into crust and bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Use the toothpick trick in the center of the pie to make sure it’s done!
If you prefer a dessert that’s more light and bite-able, eggnog cookies are the perfect treat for you! Amber of West Virginia shared her “Nutty Noggin Cookies” recipe with us!
Cookie Mix: In a mixing bowl, whisk together 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 tsp. of baking powder, 1/2 tsp. of salt, 1/2 tsp. of ground nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon then set aside. In another bowl, using an electric mixer, whip together 3/4 cup of Homestead Creamery Unsalted Butter, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, and 1/4 cup of light brown sugar until pale and fluffy. Add in 2 large egg yolks, one at a time, 1 tsp. of vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp. of rum extract, and 1/2 cup of Homestead Creamery eggnog. At a low mixing speed, add in the dry mix. Finally, stir in 3/4 cup of chopped pecans!
Scoop Out Cookie Dough: Scoop out heaping tablespoonfuls of cookie dough and space them out 2 inches apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes.
Eggnog Frosting Top: While the cookies cook and cool, mix 1/4 cup of Homestead Creamery Unsalted butter, 1/4 cup of Homestead Creamery Salted butter, 3-5 Tbsp. of Homestead Creamery Eggnog, 1/2 tsp. of rum extract, 3 cups of powdered sugar, and 1/4 cup of finely chopped candied pecans. When cookies have cooled, spread frosting and sprinkle a little extra nutmeg on top!
Eggnog Bread Pudding
Everyone loves a good bread pudding around the holidays, but Judi of Virginia’s recipe takes things up a notch with our Eggnog!
Make Bread Pudding: Combine 4 cups of bread cut into cubes and 1/2 cup of chopped pecans in a bowl and set aside. Lightly beat 2 large eggs, add 1/2 stick of Homestead Creamery unsalted butter, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 tsp. of ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of vanilla, and 2 cups of Homestead Creamery Eggnog in a 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until butter is melted.
Bake Bread Pudding: Pour pudding mixture over bread and let stand for 10 minutes to allow bread to soak up the mix. Pour everything into a greased, 1 1/2 quart casserole dish and bake 40-50 minutes at 350 degrees.
Make Sauce Topping: While your bread pudding cooks, combine 8 tablespoons of Homestead Creamery butter, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of firmly packed brown sugar, and 1/2 cup of Homestead Creamery Heavy Cream. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil. Stir in 1 tbsp. of vanilla and rum extract.
Spoon warm pudding into dessert dishes, serve with sauce, and a glass of Homestead Creamery Eggnog!
And there you have it folks, a few great ways to end your day with a Homestead Creamery Eggnog inspired dessert!