Enjoy Pear Croissant Breakfast Casserole–a bread pudding, for breakfast! Deliciously warm and custardy, it’s lightly sweet and tart from the berries.

Pear Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Hey Friends, are you still hosting out-of-town company for the holidays? We are! Our son and his girlfriend are visiting from Shanghai and we’ve had the BEST family time!

BEST Pear Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Pear Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Our family loves a good breakfast casserole, and this breakfast casserole is one of our favorites! You may also love this Baguette Ham Overnight Breakfast Casserole or Pesto Crescent Breakfast Ring! My friend Lori has a yummy Bagel Quiche you may want to try!

And yesterday, we enjoyed that beautiful blue skies of central Oregon on a sleigh ride with Duke and Dick!

It was fun for the holidays, even though we didn’t have snow.

HOLIDAY Pear Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Pear Breakfast Casserole

This Pear Croissant Breakfast Casserole encourages bread pudding for breakfast! It is deliciously warm and custardy, with a light sweetness from the coconut sugar and a sharp tartness form the dried berries.

If you love bread pudding, then you’ll love this croissant dish for breakfast or brunch!

EASY Pear Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients for Pear Croissant Breakfast Casserole

All you need for this breakfast casserole is:

  • Croissants, raisins or cranberries, and pears.
  • Milk, eggs, delicious spices, and then syrup!
  • We splurge on syrup and buy 100% real maple, do you?

TASTY Pear Croissant Breakfast Casserole

New cozy corner

One of the things I think about, moving into the new year, and with a new home, is finding new, cozy corners.

New, cozy corners for finding inspiration for the day, to help me be productive, or whatever that looks like for you. It might be a hobby (sewing), or setting up a puzzle. A cozy chair with your favorite devotionals or books.

Here’s where my new desk is. Of course it’s not done. But I’ll be working in the nook area now, and moving away from the dining room table. That is where I worked for three years in our little mountain home! (Yes, those are Ryobi chargers, LOL).

I’m excited about this space. We’ll be adding a new desk, open shelves, and it has great lighting. Stay tuned!

For now, enjoy this Breakfast Casserole with your family this week, and SAVOR the last week of the year!

Happy family time!

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Pear Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients

  • 4 large butter croissants, 13 oz
  • 2/3 cup dried mixed raisins and cranberries
  • 3 medium Bartlett pears, about 3 heaping cups, cut into 1’’ pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut OR brown sugar, plus some to top
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • Powdered sugar and maple syrup to serve

Instructions

  • Cut the croissants in 1-inch cubes and place on a cookie sheet. Lightly broil the cubes in the oven (on low) until golden brown—1-2 minutes. Then, toss the cubes to expose any untoasted pieces and return to the broiler for 30 more seconds.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray or butter a square, 9X9 baking dish, or smaller rectangular dish. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine milk, eggs and yolks, brown or coconut sugar, vanilla, allspice, nutmeg cinnamon. Mix ingredients until the sugar has dissolved and eggs are well incorporated. Fold in the toasted croissants, diced pears and dried berries with your hands. Gently mix until most of the moisture has been absorbed.
  • Spoon muffin, pear, and other ingredients into the pan and sprinkle the top with extra brown or coconut sugar. Place the pan on the center rack of the oven and bake for 30 minutes covered with foil, then remove foil and bake for 20 minutes more.
  • Served warm with 100% maple syrup and powdered sugar.
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Pear Croissant Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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