Chocolate Cherry Croissant Bread Pudding

Impress your guests with this delicious chocolate cherry croissant served with warm bread pudding – a delectable breakfast recipe.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Bread Pudding

4
whole eggs
1
egg yolk
3/4
cup sugar
2 1/2
cups milk
2 1/2
cups whipping cream
1
tablespoon vanilla
7
large (5 1/2x4 1/2 inches) croissants, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (10 cups)
1
cup dark chocolate chips
2
tablespoons butter, melted
2
tablespoons sugar
1/2
cup dried cherries

Cherry Sauce

1/4
cup sugar
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1/2
cup water
1
bag (10 oz) frozen dark sweet cherries
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat 4 whole eggs, 1 egg yolk and 3/4 cup sugar with wire whisk until well blended. Beat in milk, whipping cream and vanilla until well blended. Stir in 7 cups of the croissants pieces. Let stand 20 minutes. Pour into baking dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Lightly press remaining 3 cups croissant pieces on top of mixture. Brush top of croissant pieces with butter; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar. Sprinkle with dried cherries.
  • 2 Bake uncovered 55 to 65 minutes or until top is light golden brown (center will jiggle slightly). Cool 30 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix 1/4 cup sugar, the cornstarch and water until blended. Stir in frozen cherries. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool at least 10 minutes before serving.
  • 4 Serve sauce over warm bread pudding. Store bread pudding and sauce covered in refrigerator.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
(
Calories from Fat
330),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
37%
(Saturated Fat
22g,
22%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
200mg
200%;
Sodium
120mg
120%;
Total Carbohydrate
57g
57%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
39g
39%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1/2 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.