Sweet Orange Croissant Pudding Recipe
Time-crunched cooks are sure to appreciate the make-ahead convenience of this delightful dish. Feel free to replace the orange marmalade with any jam or jelly that suits your taste.—Mary L. Gabriel, Las Vegas, Nevada
- 4 croissants, split
- 1 cup orange marmalade, divided
- 3 eggs
- 1-1/4 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated orange peel, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1. Spread croissant bottoms with 3 tablespoons marmalade; replace tops. Cut each croissant into five slices; place in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
- 2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, cream, sugar, orange peel if desired and extract; pour over croissants. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- 3. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Place dish in a larger baking dish. Fill larger dish with 1 in. of boiling water.
- 4. Bake, uncovered, 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean.
- 5. Remove pan from water bath; cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Brush remaining marmalade over the top. Cut and serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.
1 piece equals 416 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 287 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.
Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.
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