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Cranberry Bread Pudding and Eagle Brand

by Laura

When it comes to holiday baking, there’s always that one special recipe your family eagerly awaits year after year.  This holiday season, why not add one more delicious recipe into the mix?  Now, in my book, bread pudding could qualify as a breakfast item (it is basically just like a baked French toast, just uses less egg and more milk or cream usually) or as a dessert.  So, I am including today’s recipe for cranberry bread pudding as one that could be served at your Christmas breakfast /brunch. However, you could also serve this as a dessert.  Either way it would be a great new recipe to serve.

Now I thought this bread pudding was sweet as is and didn’t need any syrup for breakfast.  Even if you serve it as a dessert, I personally think it really doesn’t need anything but maybe a spoonful of sweetened whipped cream.  However, eggnog syrup or homemade caramel sauce would be a great addition if you want to make it extra decadent.

I adapted this recipe from Eagle Brand.  It uses condensed milk instead of sugar and cream.  I makes it nice and sweet.  The original recipe used dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.  Since I was serving it for breakfast, I opted to use fresh and omit the white chocolate chips.  I loved the fresh cranberries in it!  They were a nice slightly tar balance in the sweet bread pudding.  If you aren’t a fan of cranberries, blueberries would be a great alternative.  You could even use raspberries or blackberries.  Any of the fruit you use doesn’t even have to be fresh, you could use frozen.

Eagle has provided a giveaway to provide all of the necessary tools to create your “perfect addition” to your holiday this year.  

The prize pack includes:

  • Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk – Regular, Low Fat and Fat Free varieties
  • $100 Gift Card to Wal-Mart
  • Bakers Box Packaging Set – perfect for boxing up your new treats!
  • Spice Measuring Spoons
  • Baking Scale
You have until Sunday Dec. 16 @ midnight (MST) to enter.  Just leave a comment on this post about a traditional recipe you make using sweetened condensed milk or tell about a new recipe that uses it that you would like to try this year. Winner will be announced at the bottom of this post after the entry deadline.

Eagle Brand® has always been an essential part of  holiday baking traditions, whether preparing fudgepies, cookies or cakes.  Made from a special blend of milk and sugar that makes baking delicious desserts almost effortless, Eagle provides a “fool-proof base” for endless holiday treats.

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Cranberry Bread Pudding | realmomkitchen.com

Cranberry Bread Pudding


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 3/4 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 cups cubed French bread (which is basically 1 loaf)
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries


  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan or six 6 oz custard cups/ramekins with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat eggs. Then blend in sweetened condensed milk, water, melted butter, cinnamon and vanilla.
  3. Stir in bread until completely moistened. Pour half the amount of bread mixture into prepared baking pan or cups.
  4. Sprinkle with half of the cranberries. Pour remaining bread mixture into pans or cups and sprinkle with remaining cranberries.
  5. For 8 -inch square pan, bake at 350°F for 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serves 9.
  6. For custard cups/ramekins, bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serves 6.
  7. Serve warm or let cool.
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Recipe adapted from Eagle Brand.

Disclosure: I also received a prize pack from Eagle Brand.

Winner of this contest is:  Mallory who said: I’d love to try making Tres Leches Cake this year! yummy

Congrats! Watch for an email on how to claim your prize!

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Jessie C. December 16, 2012 - 10:31 pm

Pumpkin pies and bread

Lisa Brown December 16, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Pecan Pie, of course 🙂
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LaDawn December 16, 2012 - 10:12 am

I use sweetened condensed milk for the “Chocolate Revel Bars” from my Better Homes & Gardens cookbook. I usually do the peanut butter variation…..yum!

Barbara M December 15, 2012 - 10:03 pm

I make 7 layer bars with sweetened condensed milk – everyone loves them!
Thank you.

Eve December 15, 2012 - 9:21 pm

I like sweet condensed milk in my bread pudding recipe

Dezi A December 15, 2012 - 7:43 am

I use it in a “Cheesecake”. My husband had the recipe and it’s his favorite dessert ever. Yum!

Kathy S December 14, 2012 - 10:30 pm

I make an oatmeal bar recipe using sweetened condensed milk.

Erica Best December 14, 2012 - 9:43 pm

i love lemon ice xbox pie

Laura C. December 14, 2012 - 2:43 pm

i actually use this when making Coconut Macaroons around Christmas time. LOVE IT!!!

karen December 14, 2012 - 9:50 am

I have been wanting to make lemon sugar cookies (the recipe is on the eagle brand website). We tried some last year over the holidays and they were delicious! Very nice giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

Chriss December 13, 2012 - 9:51 pm

I remember making fuge with my mom when I was little for every Christmas. I’d love to make some mo that I have my own kitchen.

Deann December 13, 2012 - 9:33 pm

My husband has a coconut chocolate chip bar recipe that uses condensed milk. This bread pudding looks really good!

courtney mac December 13, 2012 - 7:48 pm

A new one I want to try is called Southern Praline Pecan cake, yum!

Cara December 13, 2012 - 12:54 pm

every year we make hello dollies with eagle brand

Jennifer December 13, 2012 - 12:48 pm

I like to put it in my Cherry Chocolate Cake.

Susan @ The Royal Cook December 13, 2012 - 8:19 am

I love to use sweetened condensed milk in my key lime pie. YUM!!

Mami2jcn December 13, 2012 - 7:15 am

We use it when making flan.

Denise C December 13, 2012 - 6:12 am

I don’t think I’ve used sweetened condensed milk before, but I’d love to try it in the easy peanut butter cookies. I love peanut butter cookies! I’d definitely make bread pudding too…YUM.

Jenny December 13, 2012 - 2:31 am

It’s not very traditional but I make an amazing tiramisu anacapri that uses non-fat SCM – it’s from cooking light and it’s SOOOO good….

Blessie Nelson December 12, 2012 - 11:20 pm

Living in the south, for most Christmas, we make a fabulous Tres Leches Cake! This would be a great win to make one this year 🙂

Maralea December 12, 2012 - 11:11 pm

My Mom always made Magic Cookie Bars with Eagle Brand Milk!

Kathleen December 12, 2012 - 9:14 pm

Definitely fudge … Yummy 🙂

Amy Z. December 12, 2012 - 8:14 pm

I use condensed milk when making key lime pie!

TrishInFL December 12, 2012 - 8:01 pm

Fudge, for sure!

Staci A December 12, 2012 - 8:01 pm

We use it in our broken glass jello. Everyone always loves it!

Betsy C December 12, 2012 - 7:56 pm

I use Eagle Brand milk in my 7-layer bars. They are so easy, yet soooo addictive. 🙂

Evelyn R December 12, 2012 - 7:52 pm

I use Eagle brand milk in fudge

Cathy Jeppsen December 12, 2012 - 7:49 pm

Yummy! Can’t wait to try it. I don’t use sweetened condensed milk very often, but I love the things that I have used it in!

Janice December 12, 2012 - 7:31 pm

I love making Hello Dolly Squares with Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk. They are the best!

Terri C December 12, 2012 - 7:07 pm

I can’t wait to try this bread pudding, sweetened condensed milk must take it over the top! I would make and take to church.

Jo December 12, 2012 - 6:46 pm

I use Eagle Brand milk to make a no-bake cherry cheese cake, yum!!

Hannah December 12, 2012 - 6:03 pm

I saw a recipe for Hazelnut Coffee Caramels…sounds like something I should try out!

shirley elizabeth December 12, 2012 - 5:53 pm

I do caramels every Christmas.

Heidi F. December 12, 2012 - 5:10 pm

I have tried other brands of sweetened condensed milk, and none of them are as creamy and good as Eagle Brand. I use it to make magic bars during the holidays.

Elizabeth Ann December 12, 2012 - 4:47 pm

I pour it over a cake and then add whipped cream and chopped candy bars! 🙂

Kelly Dorpinghaus December 12, 2012 - 4:46 pm

I use Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk to make homemade caramels and to make cranberry magic bars

Liz Blunt December 12, 2012 - 4:26 pm

I always use it for making fudge, and it always comes out perfect!

Barb December 12, 2012 - 4:14 pm

I saw a recipe for chocolate cherry bonbons with sweetened condensed milk i would like to try

Theresa P December 12, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Fudge!!!! Yum!!!

Barbara December 12, 2012 - 3:37 pm

My family loves the old recipe for 7 layer bars.

Kim B. December 12, 2012 - 3:34 pm

Just used some last night to make a cherry cheesecake 🙂

KarenK December 12, 2012 - 2:29 pm

Classic fudge – it is perfect everytime I use Eagle Brand. Love the giveaway!

Dorothy Figg December 12, 2012 - 1:45 pm

7 layer magic bars are a favorite here, my oldest daughter looks for this as soon as she comes in the door.

Amy S December 12, 2012 - 1:43 pm

I’ve been wanting to try making fudge!

Connie December 12, 2012 - 1:29 pm

We always make Christmas Fudge every year. It has only three ingredients, and is so easy to make and wonderful. Every one who has tried it, loves it!

Shanna December 12, 2012 - 12:55 pm

I love making 7 layer cookie bars or toffee chocolate chip bars with sweetened condensed milk! So yummy!

Elin December 12, 2012 - 12:49 pm

I love making hot chocolate and mochas on a stick. Food, for some reason, tastes better in stick form.

Maggie Griffin December 12, 2012 - 12:41 pm

The fudge is ridiculously easy: one can of Eagle Brand and one bag of chocolate chips. Melt and pour into a pan.
Yet everyone says this fudge is as good as ones made with much more complicated recipes.
This is one instance where easy really and truly is the best!

Jo Cupit December 12, 2012 - 12:34 pm

I always make the Eagle Brand Lemon Icebox Pie and I want to try the Tres Leches cake!

Kesha December 12, 2012 - 12:02 pm

i use Eagle Brand milk for my fudge recipes and for a gooey chcolate bar I make! It is the best ever!

Joan December 12, 2012 - 12:02 pm

I make a peanut butter pie using Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk and the pie is always a hit.

Sheila December 12, 2012 - 12:02 pm

I used condensed milk to make my fudge every holiday season. The family really looks forward to it!

Gloria December 12, 2012 - 11:53 am

Chocolate Fudge

Shelly December 12, 2012 - 11:48 am

I make fudge with it!

NancyA. December 12, 2012 - 11:47 am

I make fudge for Christmas every year!! Use it to make ice cream in the summer months, very rich and decadent, but worth it!!

Katie December 12, 2012 - 11:45 am

I make my fudge with it.

Doreen December 12, 2012 - 11:43 am

Fudge and 7 layer bars! yum…..

Margaret December 12, 2012 - 11:43 am

I have a fudge recipe that uses sweetened condensed milk and graham cracker crumbs. It is very sweet and yummy.

D Schmidt December 12, 2012 - 11:35 am

I make Tres Leches cake, it was a recipe one of my Husbands relatives got from a neighbor many years ago.

Sarah Cole December 12, 2012 - 11:27 am

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Sarah G December 12, 2012 - 11:23 am

I love making Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars!

Eva December 12, 2012 - 11:19 am

My mom makes a tres leches cake with eagle brand condensed milk.

Jenny December 12, 2012 - 11:19 am

I wanna try and make a peppermint fudge recipe.

linda December 12, 2012 - 11:18 am

I modified my Mother’s old fashion ButterRoll recipe using Eagle Brand milk. Soooooo good….does anyone else still make ButterRoll??

Jessica December 12, 2012 - 11:09 am

Fudge, I love fudge!

Nikki December 12, 2012 - 10:08 am

I want to try tres leches pancakes!

Emily M. December 12, 2012 - 9:22 am

I don’t think I’ve ever baked with sweetened condensed milk! I need to give it a try =)

Susan December 12, 2012 - 9:12 am

I love making Magic Cookie Bars…..of course I really could just drink Eagle Brand Condensed Milk with a straw 🙂

Jenny R. December 12, 2012 - 8:51 am

Salted nut roll bars

Jenny R. December 12, 2012 - 8:50 am

Salted Null Roll Bars is my favorite recipe using sweetened condensed milk. It is an intense version of peanut rolls-yummy.

Terri December 12, 2012 - 8:31 am

I used Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk yesterday to make a double batch of chocolate covered cherry cookies!

Mallory December 12, 2012 - 7:50 am

I’d love to try making Tres Leches Cake this year! yummy

VictoriaN December 12, 2012 - 7:32 am

We always made Fudge with the Sweetened Condensed Milk. I would love to try the Sweet Potato Poundcake from their website this year.

Joy from Yesterfood December 12, 2012 - 7:26 am

I make Tres Leches Cake with Eagle Brand milk! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

Dawn D December 12, 2012 - 7:17 am

I love to make dark chocolate microwave fudge with sweetened condensed milk. No add sugar, no marshmallows…. Just perfect goodness!

Sherri December 12, 2012 - 6:51 am

I make a million dollar pie using Eagle Brand milk, Cool Whip, pineapple, nuts, and cherries. Always a hit.

Lauren December 12, 2012 - 6:35 am

I LOVE bread pudding and never thought of using Eagle Brand in it. What a great idea. I have this on my must try list. How do you enter that wonderful giveaway???

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