Finally, eggnog you can eat. One magic cake batter transforms into two layers when baked and chilled: a cake layer and a custard layer. This dessert looks difficult to make, but is actully simple with easy-to-find ingredients. Try it topped with boozy whipped cream, made by whipping heavy cream and bourbon until stiff peaks form.
The rich, creamy filling can be made up to 3 days ahead and then piped onto fresh, cooled cookies. Bourbon makes the filling lick-the-bowl good, but you can omit the booze for a kid-friendly treat.
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Layered Eggnog Blondies
Layered Eggnog Blondies Recipe These treats have a split personality: 1 part blondie, 1 part eggnog cheesecake. Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container up to one week.
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Cheesecake Swirl Bars
Cheesecake Swirl Bars Recipe Eggnog recipes spread creamy holiday cheer, as revealed in these cheesecake brownie bars. A buttery crust of vanilla wafers and toasted pecans balances the rich chocolate filling that's flavored with a splash of rum flavoring.
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Eggnog Fudge Recipe Make this easy candy confection for fudge lovers and eggnog lovers alike. Chopped pecans, slivered almonds, and chopped candied cherries give the fudge extra color and crunch.
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Capital Eggnog Recipe Trim the tree and get in the holiday spirit with a cup of homemade Capital Eggnog. No other drink quite epitomizes the holidays like eggnog. Cheers!
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Eggnog Cheesecake With Gingersnap Crust
Eggnog Cheesecake With Gingersnap Crust Recipe The 15-minute prep, which includes a three-ingredient crust, is super simple, thanks to the option of using either refrigerated or canned eggnog. Our test kitchens tested both and enjoyed the results equally.
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Spiced Eggnog Pound Cake
Spiced Eggnog Pound Cake Recipe Make a delicately spiced dessert that's beautiful enough to leave on the table during dinner. Use cake flour to give the cake a light texture, then serve with Eggnog Ice Cream for the perfect after-dinner splurge.
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Cupid's Creamy Peppermint Punch
Recipe Serve a decadent ice cream punch at your annual holiday party. Club soda contributes the fizz and creamy peppermint ice cream adds festive flavor to the 'nog. Garnish with crushed peppermint candies, or candy canes hung from the side of the punch bowl.
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Eggnog Cheese Pie with Bourbon Cream
Eggnog Cheese Pie with Bourbon Cream Recipe Many of our online reviewers made this dessert for the first time for holiday gatherings, and the only complaint was that there were no leftovers! Add the pie to your list of fool-proof, sure-to-please party desserts. Be sure to make the bourbon cream—it highlights the filling's rich flavor.
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Eggnog-Coffee Punch Recipe Mom and Dad get extra help staying awake for Santa's arrival with a caffeine-spiked, bourbon-optional chilled beverage.