Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding

This recipe is one I pull out for special occasions or when asked to bring something to a brunch. I took it to my women’s Bible study this week, and it was a hit. There is no reason to wait to try this. It is a delicious treat that can elevate any day to special.

Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding


Caramel Sauce

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream, I often use half & half because that’s what I have on hand.
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Bread Pudding

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 croissants (about 22 ounces), cubed, I use two 11.25-ounce containers of the small croissants at the Walmart bakery


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spritz a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, mix caramel sauce ingredients. Cook over medium heat, continually stirring until smooth. DO NOT BOIL. Spread mixture in the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, vanilla, and salt together. Add cubed croissants and lightly toss until covered, and liquid has mostly absorbed. Pour into 9×13 on top of the caramel mixture.
  4. Bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes until bubbly and browned, and top springs bake when lightly touched.

The Back Story

I adapted from a recipe for Overnight Carmel French Toast, my friend Joanna gave me. Her recipe used slices of French bread instead of croissants. I think you can use whatever yeasty goodness you have on hand. At the holidays, I sometimes cube up panettone to change up the delicious factor. Go ahead and experiment. That’s what I did and look what happened—Yumminess!

Carbohydrates from the Latin, carbo which means “yummy” and hydrates which means “cinnamon bun” (or in this case Caramel Croissant Bread Pudding) are not something I can eliminate or even drastically cut back on.

Celia Rivenbark, (insert mine)

7 Comments Add yours

  1. You had me at the words “Caramel” and “Croissant” 🙂

    1. Patty Schell says:


  2. Sounds delicious, Patty, and that quote at the end just cracked me up!

    1. Patty Schell says:

      I’m glad you had a laugh. ❤

  3. Yummy. Afraid I will have to ask Diane to take it elsewhere though, as I see a coma in my future if I keep it around here for very long. 🙂 You make the world Delicious Ms. Patty!

    1. Patty Schell says:

      Yes, you would have to pass if you got to be careful with the sugar. It is pretty sweet.

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