We always make such a big deal about Thanksgiving leftovers, but what about Christmas leftovers? Every Christmas dinner I’ve ever been to has ended with plenty of leftovers, but I don’t see nearly as many recipes or posts dedicated to Christmas leftovers like we usually do with Thanksgiving leftovers. Perhaps ham is easier to re-purpose than turkey is?
Though we are past Christmas and well into the new year, here is my contribution towards building up a library of Christmas leftover recipes. I made this for a New Year’s Day lunch with my husband’s extended family, which my cousin-in-law Elisha graciously hosted. And Elisha, I know that loaf of panettone you had last week must be stale by now, so this recipe is for you. Enjoy!
Panettone Bread Pudding
3/4 panettone loaf, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 cups whole milk
4 large eggs
1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar and extracts.
2. In a large bowl, pour the custard mixture over the panettone cubes and let soak for 20-30 minutes in fridge.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F while panettone is in fridge.
4. Pour the mixture into a buttered 10-inch round pan. Bake for 45 minutes. Serve warm.