Cherry Chocolate Almond Croissant Bread Pudding9 Reviews
- Prep: 25 min
- Cook: 40 min
- Ready In: 1 hr 35 min
“Surprise your loved ones with this easy dessert made with croissants and cherry pie filling.” - by LUCKY LEAF® Pie Filling
Original recipe yields 8 servings
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread butter on bottom and sides of a 9- to 10-inch deep-dish pie plate. In a shallow container combine eggs, half-and-half, and almond extract; add croissants. Let soak 3 minutes, turning once. Place bottom halves of croissants, cut-side-up, in the prepared dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the chocolate. Spoon on 1/2 cup LUCKY LEAF Cherry Pie Filling and 1/2 cup of the nuts. Add croissant tops, cut-sides down, remaining chocolate, another 1/2 cup pie filling and the remaining nuts. Pour on any remaining egg mixture.
- Bake, uncovered, for 40 to 45 minutes or until center is set. Cool on wire rack about 30 minutes.
- Heat remaining LUCKY LEAF Cherry Pie Filling and pass with bread pudding. Serve with ice cream, if desired.
Amount Per Serving (8 total)
- 589 cal
- 34.6 g
- 61.6 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (9)Rate This Recipe
"This was a great starter recipe. I had left-over croissants, but no cherry pie filling, so I made the following changes. Omitted the cherries, almonds and chocolate and added apple pie filling and ci..." See morennamon. I doubled the custard, adding a loose cup of brown sugar and about a tsp of cinnamon. I used enough croissants to fit in a 9 x 13 pan - I think it was six very large croissants. I assembled as instructed: soaking the bottom croissants topping with apple pie filling and adding the top croissants - also soaked. Poured the custard over the top, and pressed down to distribute custard evenly. Boy was this ever good!"
"What a great dessert! So easy & quick!! I substituted shaved chocolate for the chocolate chips and used half the can of cherry pie filling for each layer. It reminds me of a cross between cherry pie ..." See moreand bread pudding, very unique. This is a keeper! "
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