Cherries add colorful cheer to holiday eggnog!
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)
- 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.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- 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.