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SWEET CROISSANT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Updated: Mar 29

Indulge in the rich and buttery goodness of freshly-baked croissants, paired with a medley of juicy berries and a delectable sweet cream mixture.




This irresistible croissant breakfast casserole is the epitome of a perfect breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Effortlessly easy to make, you can either bake it right away or prepare it the night before and refrigerate it for the next day. Whether you serve it warm or chilled, with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of velvety vanilla ice cream, this dish is sure to win the hearts and taste buds of your loved ones. Get ready to add this mouth-watering recipe to your list of all-time favorites!





I was hosting the in-laws over the weekend and needed to prepare an excellent brunch menu that would take a little time to prepare. I could prep the night before by making the dish.




So, I went shopping at my local Costco to purchase bacon, eggs, and a lot of sodas and water. I went by the bakery aisle and saw that Costco had their croissant on sale for 2.50 for a dozen. That's a steal. I was thinking about making a breakfast sandwich out of them, but I'm that boring. What can I do with these croissants? Then, it clicks in my head to make a breakfast dessert. I already had leftover sour cream, cream cheese, and heavy cream from making my popular Jalapeno poppers dip appetizer when everyone arrived home that I could serve before dinner. So, I didn't want those ingredients to be wasted, so I devised this recipe. Bailey's salted caramel cream is the secret ingredient that makes this dish pop. This SWEET CROISSANT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE was the star of my brunch, so much so that I had to make a second pan of it. This croissant casserole is great to serve for brunch or after-dinner dessert.


Ingredients:

6 large croissants, cut up into pieces (about 6 packed cups)

1/2 cup fresh of blueberries

1/2 cup fresh or raspberries

1/2 cup of fresh strawberries

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup Heavy Cream

1 oz. of Bailey Salted Caramel (if you can’t find Bailey salted Caramel just used the original Irish cream


Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.

Place croissant pieces in the pan. Sprinkle the strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries over the top.




In a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat cream cheese, and heavy cream, then adds sugar until combined and smooth.




Add in the vanilla and sour cream and mix until well blended. Gradually add Baileys Salted Caramel, mixing well after each ingredient you add.


Pour mixture evenly over croissant pieces. Softly pat down with a wooden spoon, so all the croissants are coated. Let rest for 20 minutes. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until set in the center and golden brown.



(Cover with foil if the top starts to get too brown toward the end.)

Extra bonus: Serve warm with powdered sugar sprinkled on top or caramel syrup




Baking Notes:



Croissants are created in different sizes. So, what I contemplate essentially won't be an identical factor to you. Confirm they render about half a dozen full cups once cut up. Employing a different bread: Croissants are lightweight and soft, and the liquid is absorbed quickly. If you use a distinct style of bread, change the resting time accordingly. Double the instruction: Have an enormous crowd to feed? This recipe will quickly be doubled in a very 9×13 pan. Modifying the fruit is happy to customize the kind of fruit to fit your taste.


Room temperature: When making cream cheese, set it out for a bit beforehand so it’s softened to room temperature, or you’ll have a tough time getting it smooth.


Use the hand mixer—it’s tempting to grab a whisk and save getting out the mixer, but I found I couldn’t get a smooth consistency when whisking the cream cheese by hand.






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May 19

You don’t have sour cream in ingredients but have it in directions.

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