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Fruity Croissant Puff

I got this recipe from a good friend. Sweet, tart, tender and light, it tastes like a Danish.—Myra Aimer, Tuttle, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 4 large croissants, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 6 cups)
  • 1-1/2 cups mixed fresh berries
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup, optional


  • Place croissants and berries in a greased 8-in. square baking dish. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in milk, sugar, eggs and vanilla until blended; pour over croissants. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Bake, uncovered, until puffed and golden and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 15-20 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with syrup.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 429 calories, 24g fat (14g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 358mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • Sheryl
    Dec 30, 2020

    I am giving this 5 stars. It makes a wonderful pastry with blueberries. No need to make any adjustments to the recipes. We made an apple version replaced the croissants with apple cinnamon bread and blueberries with a can of apple pie filling - the outcome was fabulous!