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Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding

Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding

Real Simple DECEMBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter for the baking dish, at room temperature
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 croissants, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 pound)
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, cut into chunks

Preparation

Heat oven to 375° F. Butter an 8-inch square or other shallow 2-quart baking dish.

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, salt, and nutmeg. Add the croissants and chocolate and mix to combine.

Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and bake until set and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Make-Ahead Tip: Cut the croissants and chop the chocolate, then store them at room temperature in separate resealable plastic bags for up to 1 day.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 587
  • Calories from fat: 52%
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrate: 64g
  • Sugars: 42g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Fat: 34g
  • Saturated fat: 19g
  • Sodium: 588mg
  • Cholesterol: 242mg
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