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Croissant Creme Caramel Pudding In A Bundt Pan – croissants soaked in creme caramel custard with rich flavor and the perfect balance of sweetness. A luxurious version of bread pudding.

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Happy Monday guys!

How was your weekend? Mine was perfect! I was able to get some sleep and also spend time with friends. Weather was nice, I just couldn’t want more…

Let’s start the week with something sweet!

This is the perfect and effortless dessert. Do you like creme caramel (flan)? If you do, you most likely are going to love this dessert. It is made in a bundt pan, but you can also make it in a pyrex baking dish.

What I love about this caramel bread pudding is that unlike creme caramel, you don’t need to worry about baking it in a water bath and unlike some bread puddings, it is perfectly soft and moist, without burned edges.

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My mom and a friend of mine make this dessert all the time. I’ve only made it twice so far, but I love it. I reduced the amount of sugar from the original recipe, but you can definitely use a little more sugar, if you prefer extra sweetness.

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The croissants I used are similar to these, which I got from a grocery store around the house. I just can’t find the exact ones I used. They aren’t too big, so I used 6 of them. Mine were filled with white cream filling, but you can also use chocolate filled ones. You can use plain butter croissants, which are not as sweet, so I suggest using 1 cup of sugar for the custard instead of 3/4 cups.

You can serve this dessert at room temperature, but in my opinion it tastes better chilled.

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Croissant Creme Caramel Pudding In A Bundt Pan

Croissant Creme Caramel Pudding In A Bundt Pan - croissants soaked in creme caramel custard with rich flavor and the perfect balance of sweetness. A luxurious version of bread pudding.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

For the cake:

  • 3 cups milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 small croissants, (filled with chocolate, cream or plain)

For the caramel:

  • 4 tbsp sugar

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 300 F.
  • Beat eggs and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add vanilla and milk. Beat until incorporated.
  • Caramelize 4 tbsp sugar until golden brown color. Pour on the bottom of a bundt pan.
  • Add 1/4 cup of the milk/egg/sugar mixture over the caramelized sugar. Place 3 croissants over the milk mixture, and then top with about 1 cup from it. Top with the remaining 3 croissants and pour the remaining milk mixture. (Alternatively, you can cut croissants into pieces, this way they will soak up the custard even better).
  • Bake for 1 hour at 300 F, until custard is set and the top is browned. Turn the oven off and let the pudding cool inside it for 20 minutes.
  • Then carefully loosen it with a small knife and flip over a plate to separate from the pan.
  • Keep refrigerated for up to a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 398kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 160mg, Sodium: 286mg, Potassium: 216mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 40g, Vitamin A: 645IU, Calcium: 138mg, Iron: 1.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: bulgarian
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I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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26 Comments

  1. I have never had a pudding like this Mira, sounds really interesting and looks delicious! Pinning!

  2. Oh Mira, this is brilliant! Seriously – SO creative! I am a huge fan of flan and a big fan of croissants, so this is like a match made in heaven! I can imagine how the flaky croissants suck up all of that incredible pudding – it’s like bread pudding on steroids!

  3. This recipe looks absolutely outstanding. I just love a buttery croissant, but this is genius. Thanks for sharing, found you at Over the Moon!