Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze

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Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze

There is something so decadent and indulgent about bread pudding. And this cranberry croissant bread pudding with Nutella glaze is no exception. The combination of sweet, creamy Nutella and tart cranberries makes for a wonderfully delicious dessert. Plus, it’s easy to make and perfect for any occasion!

This recipe for Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze makes the perfect holiday dessert. It’s a delicious and easy way to use up leftover croissants, and the festive cranberry and Nutella flavors are sure to please everyone.

Plus, the glaze is irresistible! Anyone can make this dessert, so it’s perfect for last-minute gatherings or unexpected company. Give it a try!

Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze

Golden & warm Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze is the BEST brunch dish for the holiday season. It will seriously melt in your mouth!

So much cinnamon, so little time. I’m guilty of using cinnamon in everything I bake, but unfortunately, most recipes I find have only a small amount.

I decided it was time to add some more cinnamon to my holiday dessert, and I knew it would compliment the cranberries and Nutella in this recipe.

 When you’re making a bread pudding, the most important aspect is the bread you’re using. The bread should never be fresh or soft.

If it is, the bread will fall apart once it’s soaking in the egg mixture, and the entire bread pudding will come apart. We’re looking to get a bread pudding that is firm enough to be cut into pieces but still melts in your mouth. 

For that reason, bread pudding calls for day-old or slightly stale bread. I bought fresh croissants a day before I made this recipe.

All I did was cube them the night before, and put them in a partially covered dish. In the morning, they were a bit dried out and a little firm. I definitely recommend this method!

What to serve with Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze

Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze is a holiday favorite. The combination of sweet and tart cranberries, rich chocolate, and flaky croissants makes it a perfect dessert for any occasion.

Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding can be served with a variety of toppings, such as whipped cream, ice cream, or caramel sauce. It can also be garnished with fresh cranberries or mint leaves.

For a festive touch, try dusting the Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar. No matter how you serve it, Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze is sure to be a hit!

Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze

How to make Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 1.4 liter baking dish on bottom and all sides.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add the sugar, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Whisk until combined and sugar has dissolved. Stir in croissants and coat in the egg mixture. Let sit 15 minutes to partially absorb. Pour evenly into pan. Top with cranberries. Bake 45-50 minutes until risen and golden.
  3. In the meantime, make the glaze by combining the Nutella, milk, and powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  4. When removing bread pudding from the oven, it will be puffy. Let rest for 10 minutes to return to normal size, then serve! You can drizzle the glaze over the top, or serve it on the side. (I do both!)
Yield: 1

Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze

Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze

Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze is a delicious and easy holiday dessert. The best part about this Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding is that it can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until you're ready to bake it.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the bread pudding
  • unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • 1½ cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 croissants, day-old and cubed (see notes)
  • 4 oz fresh cranberries
  • For the glaze
  • ⅔ cup chocolate hazelnut spread, such as Nutella
  • ¼ whole milk
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 1.4 liter baking dish on bottom and all sides.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add the sugar, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Whisk until combined and sugar has dissolved. Stir in croissants and coat in the egg mixture. Let sit 15 minutes to partially absorb. Pour evenly into pan. Top with cranberries. Bake 45-50 minutes until risen and golden.
  3. In the meantime, make the glaze by combining the Nutella, milk, and powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  4. When removing bread pudding from the oven, it will be puffy. Let rest for 10 minutes to return to normal size, then serve! You can drizzle the glaze over the top, or serve it on the side. (I do both!)

Notes

If glaze is too thin, add more Nutella or powdered sugar. If glaze is too thick, add more milk.If making the glaze far in advance, refrigerate it so the milk in the glaze doesn't spoil.For best results, cube croissants the night before and leave out in a partially covered dish to become stale overnight

Nutrition Information

Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 1607Total Fat 63gSaturated Fat 46gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 305mgSodium 615mgCarbohydrates 233gFiber 10gSugar 188gProtein 28g

FAQ and Tips

Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze is a decadent and delicious dessert that is perfect for the holiday season. Cranberries, croissants, and Nutella come together in this dish to create a rich and flavorful pudding that will have your guests begging for more. Here are some tips to help you make the perfect Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding with Nutella Glaze:

  • Be sure to use fresh cranberries for this dish. Cranberries that are past their prime will not only be less flavorful, but they will also release more water as they cook, resulting in a soggy pudding.
  • If you can’t find fresh cranberries, you can use frozen ones instead. Just be sure to thaw them completely before using them.
  • To get the best flavor, Toast the croissants before adding them to the pudding. This will help to bring out their flavor and prevent them from getting too soggy.
  • When it comes to the glaze, feel free to experiment with different flavors. You can use any type of chocolate that you like, or even add a little bit of liqueur to the mix. Whatever you do, just be sure

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