The holidays bring many traditions to our house. The first present opened is a new pair of flannel pajamas, the honey glazed ham on the dinner table, the mistletoe cookies, and the eggnog. Now don’t get me wrong I like traditions but eggnog is not my favorite. What I always forget about is that I don’t like the mouth feel of eggnog as I am drinking it. So what do you do when you have more drink then people wanting to drink it? Find recipes to use eggnog in.
I have been fortunate to collect recipes from family and friends to use the eggnog in baking. My son’s favorite is Nog cookies; he likes the flavor and texture. They are a nice moist cookie that freezes well. My favorite is eggnog pie. It is a custard type pie that bakes up nice and brown, and has a smooth mouth feel. Also, it is a pie that is not overly sweet. For food safety purposes it must be refrigerated after it is baked.
Some people prefer to make their own eggnog, as I don’t know why, when commercial products are much less expensive and have already been pasteurized for safety. Obviously, I purchase eggnog that we use for drinking and baking, just be sure to check the expiration date.
What do you do if you can not use up the eggnog by the expiration date? Freeze It. I like to freeze eggnog in small freezer containers, with the correct amount to recipes that I will be using it in. That way when I want to make my baked items I can take out the container, thaw it in the refrigerator, and start my recipe. Once in a while you may see some separation but that can be quickly fixed by shaking or stirring it back together.
So don’t let that eggnog go to waste, check out these recipes or find your own and start baking some extra special treats for your family and friends.
Recipe for Eggnog Pie – click here –
Recipe for Nog Cookies – click here –