Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding


This decadent chocolate bread pudding couldn't be easier: Just combine all the ingredients and bake for 30 minutes.

Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding
This rich, decadent dessert couldn’t be easier—just combine all the ingredients and bake for 30 minutes. Get the recipe. Photo: Con Poulos
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 serves


  • Unsalted butter for the baking dish

  • 6 large egg yolks

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 6 croissants, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 pound)

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, cut into chunks


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Butter an 8-inch square or other shallow 2-quart baking dish.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, salt, and nutmeg. Add the croissants and chocolate and mix to combine.

  3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and bake until set and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

587 Calories
31g Fat
64g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 587
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 242mg 81%
Sodium 588mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 10g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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