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Cherry Eggnog

Cherry EggnogCherries add colorful cheer to holiday eggnog!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries with stems
3 large eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup half-and-half (or fat-free half-and-half)
1/2 cup rum (optional)
Ground nutmeg

Cooking Directions:

  1. Drain cherries, reserving juice; set aside. Mix eggs, sugar and salt in heavy 2-quart saucepan. Stir in milk. Cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring often, or until heated through. Remove from heat. Stir in reserved cherry juice and vanilla.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Just before serving, stir in half-and-half and rum. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve immediately. Garnish each serving with a stemmed cherry.

Makes about 12 (1/2 cup) servings.

Nutrition Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 173; Fat: 5 g; Saturated Fat: 3 g; Cholesterol: 64 mg; Sodium: 94 mg; Carbohydrates: 23 g; Protein: 4 g; Fiber: .3 g.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute.