Thursday, December 15, 2011

Luscious Cajun Holiday Desserts

Here are a few of the the luscious holiday desserts that I will be serving my guests on Christmas. They are both easy to make and are out of this world! The second one is downright decadent and both are guaranteed to please your family and guests. Cest bon, cher! Enjoy!

 Eggnog Bread Pudding w/ Cherry-Bourbon Sauce

1 loaf French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 cup milk
2 cups eggnog
3 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbs.'s sugar, for topping


In a large bowl, whisk together milk, eggnog, eggs, sugar, nutmeg and vanilla. Add bread cubes and gently fold them into the mixture until evenly coated .

Pour into prepared 9 x 13 baking pan and sprinkle top with additional sugar. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes, or until a knife inserted comes out clean and the top is golden brown. Serve with Bourbon Cranberry Sauce. (recipe below)

Cherry-Bourbon Sauce

1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
1/4 cup butter
2 tbs.'s bourbon

In medium saucepan, cook pie filling and butter over medium heat until butter is melted and filling is bubbly. (about 10 minutes) Remove from heat and stir in bourbon. Ladle over warm bread pudding.
Chocolate Fudge Rum Cake

1 pkg. chocolate fudge cake mix
1 pkg. instant chocolate fudge pudding mix
1/4 cup rum
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans

In large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, rum, water, oil, eggs, and cinnamon and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3 minutes.

Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake in a preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool cake for 15 minutes and transfer to a cake plate. Top with Chocolate Rum Glaze. (recipe below)

Chocolate Rum Glaze

1 cup dark brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 cup rum
1/4 cup water

Melt butter in medium saucepan.  Add brown sugar, rum, and water, and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute or until thick.  Punch holes in cake and pour glaze evenly over cake. Top with pecans, if desired. Sinfully delicious!

And here are a few more family faves that I'll be serving and I'm sure that I'll be adding a few more before it's all over.

 (click on title to view recipe)

I'll be sharing these at ~

Wishing you all a fun and fantastic weekend! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


the wild magnolia said...

I gain weight just looking at the tasty recipes. Good choices for the holidays.

Thank you.

Estrellita said...

They look wonderful! You have so many interesting recipes. I am always looking for something different. I am definitely making the bread pudding. My son loves eggnog.

trump said...

I'm just stopping by different type of blogs and thought id say hello folks. So greetings from an Amish community in Pennsylvania, and wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a healthy and happy new year. Richard from Amish Stories

Joanne said...

Marguerite, First I thought there would be only 2 desserts. Then I kept scrolling down the page and got very sad that I would not be at your house for the holidays! These are presents-enough, what a beautiful dessert menu :)

Eddie Bluelights said...

Just been reading about E = MC squared, aka Einstein, and imagining all that rest energy in your creations LOL. Is there a spare place at your table LOL. Yummy.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina said...

Marguerite, your bread pudding with cherry sauce is on my absolutely must make list. actually i'm going to pin in on my Pintecrest foodie board. this way i will keep reminding myself of it. Hope your Christmas season has been delightful!!!! You will absolutely love your iPad!!!

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

wow...drooooooooling dish of yours....yummmy..;)
Tasty Appetite

Linda Starr said...

What a festive new banner and desserts, they look deeee-licious.

ellen abbott said...

those all look yummy and I don't even like sweets that much.

California Girl said...

I'm with The Wild Magnolia: getting fatter the longer I stare at the photos & ingredients. I notice you never print the calorie count. We'd probably all faint.

I like the look & ingredients of that cheesecake. I just may try it as I'm tired of pumpkin, mince & pecan.

Drick said...

I want them all but I will start with the banana pudding pie... that crust and filling is awesome and I just got this thing 'bout a whipped top... hope you have a great weekend..

Nancy said...

It's hard to pick just one to make!! But I'm leaning towards that fudge cake...

Rosaria Williams said...

Marguerite, thanks to you and your fabulous blog, I am always inspired when I come here.
Happy Holidays, dear friend.

Marguerite said...

wm- lol But they are totally worth the calories, cher, and you can always dance them off! Thanks for stopping by!

Estrellita- Thanks so much for your sweet comment! So glad you like them and want to try the bread pudding! Enjoy!

Amish Stories- Hi and welcome! So glad that you stopped by! Thanks for the kind wishes and hope your holidays are very happy, too!

Joanne- Thanks so much for your lovely comment! I wish that you could be here, too, but since you can't I'll have a piece of each in your honor! :)

Eddie- You are such a hoot! lol There is always a spare place at my table for you, cher! Just hop on a plane! lol

Roz- So good to hear from you! Hope you do try the bread pudding, it's fab! Thanks for pinning it and for stopping by!! Enjoy!

Michael Ann said...

Oh my lord, I feel drunk on sugar and spirits already!! That all looks wonderful!

Miriam said...

Luscious indeed!! Merry Christmas :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

kitchen flavours said...

My! Everything looks so good! The chocolate fudge rum cake looks especially yummy!

Michelle B said...

Know what I love about you? All the rum and chocolate that you've put into these desserts :)
Thanks for sharing with See Ya In the Gumbo--you've given my readers some fantastic treats!

Jessica | Cajunlicious said...

Marguerite your Eggnog Bread Pudding w/ Cherry-Bourbon Sauce that's my kind of dessert! YUM

Miz Helen said...

Hi Marguerite,
What wonderful Cajun Christmas Treats! Great recipes that would be so delicious. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Eddie Bluelights said...

Just boarded the plane LOL. I'm so hungry you'll have to give me your GPS position so I can drop in by parachute LOL.

Have a very Happy Christmas ~ Eddie

Cloudia said...

Love Santa and the gators, Cher.

Thinking of you fondly this holiday season,

Aloha from Honolulu
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Honey at 2805 said...

What delicious ideas you always serve!

Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

Kelly @ Craft Until Your Art's Content said...

Oh my goodness, These look delicious.
The first one sounds very interesting.


Slice of Southern said...

Excellent post! I want that eggnog bread pudding right now!!

Miz Helen said...

Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy your new Red Plate!
Miz Helen

Magic of Spice said...

Oh how I wish I could be one of your guests...lovely dessert selection!