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Croissant Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

A rich, delicious dessert casserole made with cream, eggs, butter and topped with a buttery caramel sauce.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 8


  • 10 cups croissants, cut into 1 inch cubes 5 large Costco croissants is equivalent to 10 cups
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Caramel Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter 1 whole cube
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda this creates a softer textured caramel
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • Spray a 9 x 13 glass dish with Pam Spray (or whatever you typically use to prevent sticking).

Cube croissants into approximately 1 inch cubes, then place in the bottom of the prepared pan.

  • In a bowl combine cream, milk, brown and white sugar, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon. Whisk this together until eggs are well incorporated, then pour over croissants.
  • Place dish in refrigerator for about 30 minutes, before baking. 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Place in oven to oven to bake uncovered 40-45 minutes.

Caramel Sauce

  • In a sauce pan, place the butter, brown sugar and heavy cream.
  • Bring this to a boil and maintain this for about 90 seconds stirring constantly to prevent burning, but also to make sure all the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove hot mixture from heat, add 1 tsp of vanilla and the baking soda. This will bubble up, keep stirring though and it will settle down.
  • Serve over bread pudding. Enjoy!


This recipe can make a bunch, so it is perfect to take to potluck and share, serve for family dessert or for a lovely brunch. 
Keyword Bread Pudding, Caramel