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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 InformationCalories: 398, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 160mg, Sodium: 286mg, Potassium: 216mg, Carbohydrates: 55g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 40g, Protein: 10g, Vitamin A: 645%, Calcium: 138%, Iron: 1.5%
Your weekend sounds great, and so does this dish! Caramel seems like such a good ingredient to add to croissants… You’ve definitely given me a great idea, I’ll pin this for when I want to create delicious dessert!
That sounds like a nice relaxing weekend to me – we pretty much did the same.
I really need to get myself a bundt tin, as I am seeing so many amazing bundt recipes that I am missing out on.
I am so happy the weather is finally getting warmer! This croissant caramel pudding looks SO good, Mira! I love flan, but I have a feeling this is even better. Sounds amazing!
This looks like THE easiest way to make a bread pudding! Loving all that caramely goodness! Perfect amount for a caramel-fiend like me! 😉
So glad you had a lovely weekend, Mira, AND you got rest! Now that’s a winning weekend for sure! Speaking of winning- this bundt! Holy moly, this totally blows bread pudding out of the water, girlfriend! Croissants soaked in creme caramel custard sounds (and looks) like the best thing on earth!! So much deliciousness going on! Is it bad I am totally craving this for breakfast?! I mean, croissants are an acceptable breakfast, so why not this, right?! 😉 Pinned! Cheers, girlie!
Oh Mira, I’m so happy to hear that you had a good weekend. What’s better than having some extra rest and time with friends? 🙂 Meanwhile, this croissant bundt looks incredible. How is it that you managed to put so many amazing flavors together into one recipe? Amazing. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe Mira. Pinning! 🙂
This bread pudding sounds great Mira. Thank you and have a great week.
Wow Mira – what a sweet way to start off the week – simply loving your combo of croissants and creme caramel/flan! This looks and sounds so delicious!
Yay for weekends that are wonderful all around! Happy monday – hope your week is as wonderful!
Yep, that sounds like a perfect weekend to me! And croissant bread pudding? Oh myyy! These flavors are luscious! 🙂
Sleep? What’s that? That word doesn’t exist around my house. But I’m happy to hear you were able to get some. This bread pudding looks delicious. What a great idea to use croissants. I bet the buttery, flaky texture was phenomenal with the caramel cream pudding!
Oh yum, I love how the top looks crusty and the inside has all the pillowy custardy goodness of bread pudding! Such a great idea!
I want this for breakfast, right now. I love this recipe.
This sounds so delicious, that it makes my mouth water; unfortunately I have celiac disease and have to eat gluten free. Is there anything I could substitute for the croissants that is GF?
Thank you so much.
Hi Rachel! Sorry to hear about your celiac disease… I’m not aware if there are gluten free croissants on the market, I’ve heard that Whole Foods carries some, but if you could find them, you could definitely use these. Let me know!
That’s great you had awesome weekend. Croissant bread pudding? Wow! Love this unique way of making pudding. Top looks super crusty and delicious! 🙂
This is such a brilliant take on creme caramel! And totally doable, too. I’m a huge fan of all things in a bundt pan! 🙂
Seriously, it’s gorgeous!
Your weekend sounds fantastic! It was beautiful here too, so that made for a great weekend for us too! I have never seen anything like this pudding in my life! I love flan, so I’m sure this is super delicious!
YUM! This looks amazing! What a fun recipe! And I’m so glad that you had a great weekend! Mine was so nice because the weather was gorgeous!! …but I spent the WHOLE weekend doing school work… so yeah… hehe, but I’m glad yours was great! Hope that you are having a good week so far Mira!
You aren’t kidding about the luxurious part! This looks heavenly!
Wow! This looks insanely decadent and delicious. How can you really go wrong with this combination of ingredients??
I’ve never seen anything like this before, Mira. How delicious! I love the idea of using those croissants filled with vanilla cream… mmmm!
I have never had a pudding like this Mira, sounds really interesting and looks delicious! Pinning!
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!
This recipe looks absolutely outstanding. I just love a buttery croissant, but this is genius. Thanks for sharing, found you at Over the Moon!
This looks delicious! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!