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A spatula with a slice of croissant bread pudding elevated over the dish with pudding

Pear Croissant Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise

There’s something about bread pudding that screams comfort, and this Pear Croissant Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise takes comfort to an even more luscious level!
Course baking
Cuisine American
Keyword bread pudding, breakfast, croissant, croissant pudding, Holiday dessert, pear dessert, pear pudding
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 360 kcal
Author Mahy


  • 6 croissants cut up into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 pears cored and sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup pecans coarsely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk whole, 2% or half n half
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Creme Anglaise:

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. In an oven safe dish, put all the croissants cubes, make sure they fill only half the depth of the pan. Arrange the ear slices and pecans between the croissant pieces.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the sugar and remaining ingredients to make the custard and pour that over the croissant and pear mixture evenly. Press down the croissants to make sure the custard is evenly distributed.
  4. Bake the bread pudding for 30 mins until all the custard is absorbed and the pudding had puffed to the top of the dish.
  5. In the meantime, make the creme anglaise.
  6. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a small pot until it’s well blended and smooth. Then put the pot on the stove over medium heat and add in the heated milk gradually. Whisk gradually as you add the milk, and then keep whisking the creme anglaise until the eggs start to cook.
  7. Whisk for about 10 minutes until the sauce thickens, then strain the sauce for a smoother texture.
  8. Add the vanilla and butter to the sauce.
  9. Drizzle the creme anglaise over the bread pudding, cut up and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Pear Croissant Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 176mg59%
Sodium 278mg12%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 695IU14%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.