Breakfast, Dessert

Dark Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Steam 20 mins
  • Bake 10 mins
  • Total 1h 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 10

Kick off the holidays the right way with this super simple dessert that looks like it took you hours to prepare. Flaky, buttery croissants are the perfect texture for a festive bread pudding and the orange juice and zest add a pop of citrus to really make the dish come to life. Enjoy each gooey, chocolatey bite!

TIP: If the top of the cake begins to brown too quickly, you can place foil over the top of the pan for the last 3 minutes of cooking.


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Wheat
  • Contains Eggs

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Wheat, Eggs

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  • 12 medium croissants, torn into 2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Toppings (Optional)

  • Powdered sugar
  • Raspberries


  • 8-Inch Round Baking Pan
  • Large Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Step 1

    Pour 2 cups of water into the pot. Push in the legs on the Crisper Tray, then place the tray in the bottom position in the pot. Spray the Multi-Purpose Pan (or 8-inch round baking pan) with cooking spray.

  • Step 2

    Place croissant pieces and chocolate chunks in the pan. Stir to combine.

  • Step 3

    In a large bowl, add the eggs, sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, and whisk together until well combined. Stir in milk, orange juice, and vanilla. Pour over top of croissants and let rest for 15 minutes, until croissants soften. then place the pan on the tray.

  • Step 4

    Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch™ to Rapid Cooker. Select STEAM & BAKE, set temperature to 325°F, and set time to 10 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (the unit will steam for approximately 20 minutes before crisping).

  • Step 5

    When cooking is complete, check doneness by cutting a small slit in the middle to ensure all the liquid has been absorbed. Then, remove the pan and let cool for 10 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Serve warm with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and berries on top.