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White Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Dulce Sauce

White Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Dulce Sauce is a rich and flavorful treat, perfect for a decadent breakfast or dessert.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 10
Calories: 786kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

Bread Pudding

  • 9-10 ounces croissants about 5-6 ripped or cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 12 ounces Ghirardelli white chocolate chips
  • 7 large egg yolks
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 cups crushed pecans optional

Cinnamon Dulce Sauce

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • pinch cinnamon or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 1/4 heavy whipping cream or half n half
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 egg
  • pinch salt

Instructions

Bread Pudding

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Spread the croissant pieces onto a sheet pan and bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are slightly browned and the bread starts to feel dry.
  • Meanwhile, combine whipping cream, milk, and sugar in a large saucepan. Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, completely dissolving the sugar until small bubbles appear around the edges. 
  • Remove from heat and add 12 ounces white chocolate. Stir mixture until the melted and smooth.
  • Whisk both eggs and the yolks in a big bowl. Slowly whisk in the warm mixture until ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Remove bread from oven and let it cool. Put the croissant pieces in a 9x13 glass baking dish and pour 3/4 of the liquid over the bread, pushing croissant pieces into the custard. Add nuts now if you want. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Pour the remaining mixture over the dish. If you want some chocolate surprises, hide some extra chocolate chips in your bread pudding.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Uncover and cook an additional 15 minutes until the top is golden. 

Cinnamon Dulce Sauce

  • In a saucepan, combine light brown sugar, flour, melted butter, cinnamon, cream, egg, and salt. Whisk often while simmering over medium-low heat until sauce slightly thickens to a consistency that suits you (approx. 10 minutes). Add the vanilla and stir. Best served hot over warm bread pudding. Your favorite butterscotch or caramel sauce would be a pleasant addition as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 786kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 315mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 1625IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1.6mg