"Surprise your loved ones with this easy dessert made with croissants and cherry pie filling." — LUCKY LEAF® Pie Filling
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eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups
half-and-half or light cream
1 1/2 teaspoons
medium croissants, halved horizontally
semisweet chocolate pieces, ground
1 (21 ounce) can
LUCKY LEAF® Regular or Premium Cherry Pie Filling
Vanilla ice cream
This was a great starter recipe. I had left-over croissants, but no cherry pie filling, so I made the following changes. Omitted the cherries, almonds and chocolate and added apple pie filling and cinnamon. I doubled the custard, adding a loose cup of brown sugar and about a tsp of cinnamon. I used enough croissants to fit in a 9 x 13 pan - I think it was six very large croissants. I assembled as instructed: soaking the bottom croissants topping with apple pie filling and adding the top croissants - also soaked. Poured the custard over the top, and pressed down to distribute custard evenly. Boy was this ever good!
What a great dessert! So easy & quick!! I substituted shaved chocolate for the chocolate chips and used half the can of cherry pie filling for each layer. It reminds me of a cross between cherry pie and bread pudding, very unique. This is a keeper!
TASTY! I used the whole can of cherry pie filling.
Not overly sweet, I preferred mine cold with whipped cream.
I made this using poppyseed pastry filling, it had a good flavor BUT it was really eggy.
This was a great recipe. Plans to fix it at the beach this summer with homemade vanilla ice cream...yummy
Very good the whole family loved it.
Yum! I doubled the amount of cherry pie filling in the layers to use up the can. I also baked it in a 9x13 pan. I'm not sure how this would all fit in a deep dish pie plate. DO NOT pour the extra egg batter on at the end. Pour it on before you top with the final layer of cherries and chocolate. It will turn purple if you leave it on top of the cherries and is a bit off putting. I had to add another can of cherry pie filling to cover up the ickyness.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cherry Chocolate Almond Croissant Bread Pudding
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 312
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