Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.

Makes

10 servings

Updated: Sep. 15, 2023
Turning croissants and marmalade into a classic overnight casserole makes a wonderful treat for family and guests in the morning. — Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
Croissant Breakfast Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (18 ounces) orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 10 croissants, split
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
  • Optional: Quartered fresh strawberries and whipped cream

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix marmalade, preserves, orange juice and zest. Spread croissant bottoms with marmalade mixture; replace tops. Cut croissants in half; arrange in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. In another bowl, whisk eggs, cream and extract; pour over croissants. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with strawberries and whipped cream as desired.
Croissant Breakfast Casserole Tips

What kind of croissants should you use to make croissant breakfast casserole?

Whether you make homemade croissants or buy them from the store, it’s best to use day-old croissants when making this breakfast casserole. Because day-old croissants are firmer, they’ll hold their shape better and create a better finished texture. Check out our guide to how to make croissants if you'd like to make the entire casserole from scratch, and put extras to use in other recipes with croissants.

How long will leftover croissant breakfast casserole last?

Refrigerate leftover croissant breakfast casserole in an airtight container, and enjoy within 3 days.

How should you reheat croissant breakfast casserole?

To reheat croissant breakfast casserole, cover and bake at 350° until heated through, for about 15 minutes. Check out our collection of other make-ahead breakfast casseroles, including pesto chicken strata, mixed berry French toast bake and eggs Benedict casserole.

Julie Schnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 376 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.