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Slow-Cooker Croissant Pudding with Butter Bourbon Sauce

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8

Sorry, regular bread pudding, we’ve found a better way. It starts with buttery croissants and ends with a divine butter and bourbon sauce you’ll want to put on absolutely everything (go ahead, we’re not here to judge). ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Croissant Pudding

8
cups 1-inch cubes croissants (about 12 regular size)
1 1/2
cups milk
3
eggs
3/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup butter, melted
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1
cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans

Butter Bourbon Sauce

1
cup caramel topping
1
tablespoon butter
2
tablespoons bourbon
Sweetened whipped cream, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place croissant cubes in slow cooker.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, beat milk, eggs, sugar, melted butter, cinnamon and vanilla with whisk; stir in pecans, and pour over croissants. Toss to evenly coat.
  • 3
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 1 hour 15 minutes. Carefully remove slow cooker ceramic insert, leaving cover on, and rotate insert 180 degrees. Continue to cook on Low heat setting 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand covered 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in small microwavable bowl, mix caramel topping, butter and bourbon. Microwave uncovered on Medium 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until warm. Serve pudding warm with sauce and whipped cream.

Expert Tips

  • To toast pecans, spread in ungreased shallow pan. Bake at 350°F 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown.
  • For sweetened whipped cream, beat 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until soft peaks form.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
Calories from Fat
280
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
48%
Saturated Fat
13g
67%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
135mg
45%
Sodium
300mg
13%
Potassium
230mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
70g
23%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
45g
Protein
9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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