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Blueberry Croissant Bread Pudding

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Croissant Bread Pudding is easy to make, and great for a large breakfast gathering. This blueberry bread pudding is a brunch menu must-have!

BLUEBERRY CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING RECIPE

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WHAT IS CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING?

Bread pudding has been around for hundreds of years. Food historians have traced its origins back to England in the 11th and 12th centuries. Cooks would utilize various recipes for bread pudding as a way to use up their stale bread and other ingredients that were soon to spoil. Bread pudding can be sweet, savory, or even both at the same time. Mix up some chunks of bread with a custardy concoction and bake it. The result is a cake-like meal. The variations in bread pudding only seem limited by humankind’s imagination.
For this recipe, instead of old crusty bread, we are using fresh, flaky croissants.

WHAT DOES THIS BLUEBERRY CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING TASTE LIKE?

This bread pudding recipe is rich and creamy, with a slight tartness thrown in thanks to the blueberries. It is a great recipe for breakfasts and brunches, or even serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a tasty dessert.

BERRY CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING INGREDIENTS

  • 4 large eggs
  • Half & half – 3 cups
  • Granulated sugar – 1 1/2 cups
  • Vanilla extract – 2 teaspoons
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
  • 8 large croissants, torn into 1-inch pieces (about 12 cups)
  • Blueberries, fresh or thawed – 2 cups
  • Powdered sugar
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HOW TO MAKE THIS BLUEBERRY CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING RECIPE

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  2. Spray a 9 x 13″ baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. 
  3. In a mixing bowl, using a whisk, beat together eggs, half-and-half, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.
  4. Place torn croissant pieces in the baking dish, and then pour the egg mixture over the top. Using a large spoon or spatula, push gently down on croissant pieces, for them to absorb the egg mixture.
  5. Let stand for 10 minutes and press down again. Top evenly with blueberries.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until bread pudding is golden brown and puffed up. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes. 
  7. Dust lightly with powdered sugar and serve.
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CAN YOU MAKE NUT-FREE GRANOLA AHEAD OF TIME?

There are not too many steps to this blueberry bread pudding recipe, and the process is quite simple. Therefore there is not too much prep work needed.

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CAN YOU FREEZE BERRY CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING?

This blueberry bread pudding is best served fresh. You could get by covering it with aluminum foil and refrigerating it for a few days, and giving it a quick zap in the microwave. But it will become too soggy after being frozen and then reheated.

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WHAT TO SERVE WITH CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING?

One of my favorite things about brunch foods, especially Croissant Bread Pudding, is that you can load up on all sorts of recipes and show them off. Want to add some dishes to your brunch menu or breakfast menu? Make sure you give these a look:

WHAT KITCHEN TOOLS DO I NEED TO MAKE BLUEBERRY CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING?

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Blueberry Croissant Bread Pudding

Croissant Bread Pudding is easy to make, and great for a large breakfast gathering. This blueberry bread pudding is a brunch menu must-have!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Cooling: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread
Servings: 8 servings
Author: House Hunk

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  • Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. 
  • In a mixing bowl, using a whisk, beat together eggs, half-and-half, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.
  • Place torn croissant pieces in the baking dish, and then pour the egg mixture over the top. Using a large spoon or spatula, push gently down on croissant pieces, for them to absorb the egg mixture.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes and press down again. Top evenly with blueberries.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or until bread pudding is golden brown and puffed up. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes. 
  • Dust lightly with powdered sugar and serve.
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