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Chocolate Croissant Pudding

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 1 hour + standing

Makes

15 servings

This new twist on traditional bread pudding is a decadent and delicious family favorite! —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California
Chocolate Croissant Pudding Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 day-old croissants, split
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 5 large eggs
  • 12 large egg yolks
  • 5 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange croissant bottoms in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips; replace croissant tops.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, egg yolks, cream, sugar, vanilla and, if desired, coffee liqueur; pour over croissants. Let stand until croissants are softened, 15 minutes.
  3. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Bake, uncovered, until puffed, golden and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 30-40 minutes longer. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes before cutting. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 400 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 265mg cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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