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Croissant, Fig & Blue Cheese Bread Pudding

BT Calgary | posted Friday, Nov 13th, 2015

If you’re hosting a holiday party in the coming weeks — and still looking for that perfect appetizer try this tasty recipe from ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s new holiday cook book.

Ingredients:

  • 7 cups cubed day-old croissants (about 4)
  • 2 cups sliced dried Mission figs
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp grated orange peel
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine croissant cubes, figs and cheese in a bowl.
  3. Place croissant mixture in a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
  4. Whisk together eggs, sugar, cream, orange juice, orange peel, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and salt.
  5. Pour egg mixture evenly over croissant mixture.
  6. Bake, uncovered, until light golden and a knife inserted in centre comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  7. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

ENJOY!

Nutritional analysis per serving:  502 calories, 23.4 g fat, 10.8 g protein, 64.9 g carbohydrate, 5 g fibre, 410 mg sodium

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