Chocolate Cherry Croissant Bread Pudding

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

Minutes

Total Time

2:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

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.
Makes 12 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 600
    • (Calories from Fat 330),
  • Total Fat 37g
    • (Saturated Fat 22g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 200mg;
  • Sodium 120mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 57g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 39g),
  • Protein 9g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.