Christmas Baked Eggs + My Holiday Menus

Christmas Baked Eggs

These delicious baked eggs are as simple as simple gets – and yet, they only happen around here on Christmas morning. Because even though they are simple, they are special. Very, very special. Something happens when those eggs are baked with a bit of cream, salt and pepper. Soft and tender and almost buttery in flavor (thanks there creamy cream), these eggs are divine. And they are shockingly simple to get together which is great for Christmas morning when the kids have other ideas about priorities.

My kids were particularly excited I decided to post the recipe when they were home from school on Christmas break because it means they get a double dose of Christmas baked eggs this year. They dug in literally seconds after I snapped a few pictures, even though they had just finished breakfast an hour earlier. I suppose the upside to them feeling like they need to eat nonstop is that they are helping keep me in a job.

P.S. If you’re in the market for a runnier egg yolk (we are a house divided on this issue), read the post to get a perfectly baked egg depending on your style.

Christmas Baked Eggs

And. Since so many of you have asked on Instagram, comments and via email, I’m giving a quick rundown of what the food is going to look like around here for the upcoming holidays.

Christmas Eve

{Our tradition is an untraditional lasagna feast. Yesssss.}
Classic Italian Lasagna (nothing better than this)
Divine Breadsticks
Amazing Romaine Salad
Creamed Corn (recipe coming soon)
Cranberry Fluff or Raspberry Ribbon Salad or Fruit Soup (decisions, decisions!)
Creme Brûlée for dessert

Christmas Day

{Again, a little untraditional because I don’t believe in spending unnecessary time in the kitchen on this day of all days – plus we’ve never lived around family so our Christmas Day is very, very laid back and quiet.}
Cinnamon Rolls or Overnight Cinnamon Twists or Monkey Bread + Baked Eggs (from this post) for breakfast
Tons of crackers, cheese and fruit for snacking in the afternoon
Sweet Baked Ham (I prepare this completely in advance and heat up Christmas evening) + rolls (again, I choose a favorite roll recipe, make them in advance and freeze them to reheat) for dinner

Day After Christmas

Family Fondue Night (don’t ask me why, but this is kind of an official fondue holiday for us which I think should be an official thing)

New Year’s Eve

Mary’s Egg Rolls
California Rolls
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Queso Blanco Dip
Shrimp Cocktail
Homemade Corn Dogs (by special request from my kids this year)
Lots of vegetables and fruit for snacking

New Year’s Day

Clam Chowder + Broccoli Cheese Soup
Bread Bowls

Wow. I’m now very excited for the next couple weeks. It’s going to be yummy.

One Year Ago: Cranberry Fluff Christmas Salad
Two Years Ago: Mine and Yours: Favorites of 2013
Three Years Ago: 18 of the Best Christmas Candy Recipes

Christmas Baked Eggs

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Ingredients:

  • 12 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • Coarse kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease or butter a standard 12-cup muffin tin.
  3. Crack an egg in each cup of the muffin tin. Pour a tablespoon of cream over the top. Sprinkle coarse, kosher salt and pepper over each egg.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on how soft/firm you like the egg yolk (see note above). Spoon the eggs onto plates making sure to get all the yummy cream drizzled over the top and serve immediately.

Notes:

Cooking time will vary based on oven, size of egg and how firm/soft you like the yolks. We are a house divided. Some like runny egg yolks, others do not. I use our backyard chicken eggs which are somewhere inbetween a medium and large-size egg. As pictured in the post, these eggs were cooked for 14 minutes. For runnier yolks, I bake them for right about 12 1/2 minutes.

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Recipe Source: from my sister-in-law, Erin (she posted the recipe on The Sisters Cafe years ago)