Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Blueberry Croissant Puff

I am a big fan of breakfast, as long as I don't have to make it or eat it at breakfast time. That's why I fell in love with this versatile make-ahead casserole. Easy to assemble, suitable for individual servings for those intimate meals, or one casserole dish for family brunches, this will be my "go-to" sweet dish for my next buffet-style brunch.

I used the croissants as suggested by the original recipe, but I'm guessing that this would work equally well with challah. A dusting of powdered sugar is all I felt it needed, but a drizzle of pure maple syrup would make this absolutely decadent. If breakfast is not your thing, this makes for a delightful dessert when served straight from the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Blueberry Croissant Puff
Slightly adapted from Kraft

3 large croissants, cut up (about 5 to 5½ cups)
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
⅔ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
Pinch of cinnamon
1-1/2 cups whole milk

Place croissant pieces in either 10 1/2-cup ramekins or a 9" square pan. Sprinkle with blueberries; set aside.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla, lemon zest, and cinnamon in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until well blended. Gradually add milk, beating well to combine.  Pour evenly over croissant pieces. Let stand 20 minutes or soak overnight.

If using a 9" pan, bake at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until set in center and golden brown. If using ramekins, bake for only 22 to 25 minutes. If you find the top browning too quickly, cover with foil for the last 10 minutes.

Serve warm sprinkled with powdered sugar.
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GranthamLynn said...

Oh yummy. Looks so good. I want to try! said...

You've done it again Pattie, I swear we are soul mates in the kitchen! This is going on my bucket list next month, can't wait to try this!

jmac said...

Me too!!! Leaving for Florida for "girlfriend trip" on sAturday. Taking this recipe with me. Will be perfect for a late breakfast!

The Charm of Home said...

That looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

This is so pretty and I bet tasty. I have to try this. I so appreciate you sharing at DI&DI.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

These look so delicious! I am going to try them! Thank you for sharing! xx Karen

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

This looks so yummy and good.
Thanks for sharing the recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

Unknown said...

Wow...this sounds delicious! :)

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Edye Nicole said...

What a yummy treat for a cool autumn day! <3

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The Lazy Gastronome said...

Looks really good! Sorry it took so long to visit - I'm a tad behind!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link up!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Pattie, I saw your recipe featured at Jenna's this week and had to come over to see your pictures of it. It looks delicious and I can't wait to try it! I love preparing my breakfast dishes for company ahead of time so I don't have to slave away in the kitchen while they are visiting, and I think this will be the perfect thing for my guests next week! Thank you! Linda