When we heard it was National Bittersweet Chocolate Day today, we reached right into our pantry to grab the nearest Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce. A classic that is always wonderful to have on hand, we knew just the dessert that would hit the spot… Bittersweet Chocolate Bread Pudding!
Rich and decadent, this dish is surprisingly easy to put together. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Bittersweet Chocolate Bread Pudding
- 6 large croissants or 12 small (12-ounces), cut into 1-inch pieces
- 6 eggs
- 3/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 jar Stonewall Kitchen Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce
- Grease a 13×9-inch baking dish.
- Using a whisk or electric mixer, beat eggs, 3/4 cup sugar and vanilla in a large bowl to blend. Gradually mix in heavy cream and whole milk.
- Place croissant pieces into prepared baking dish. Spoon on the Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce (in spoonfuls here and there). Pour egg mixture over croissants and chocolate. Let stand for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Drizzle remaining cream over bread pudding and sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon of the sugar.
- To make a water bath, place baking dish in a large roasting pan. Fill with enough hot water to come halfway up the sides of the bread pudding baking dish. (If you choose not use a water bath, cook 30 minutes or until the custard is golden and set in the center. Without the water bath, the edges will be crispier.)
- Bake until pudding is puffed and golden and custard is set in the center, about 50-60 minutes. Cool and serve warm.