Nigella Lawson Caramel Croissant Pudding

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

from Live with Regis & Kelly Nov. 5/07

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Tear croissants into pieces and put in a small gratin dish.
  3. Put sugar and water into a saucepan, and swirl around to help dissolve the sugar before putting the saucepan on the burner over medium to high heat.
  4. Caramelize the sugar and water mixture by letting it bubble away until it all turns a deep amber color. This will take 3-5 minutes.
  5. Turn heat down to low and add heavy cream. Whisk in whole milk and bourbon. Take off the heat and, still whisking, add eggs.
  6. Pour the caramel bourbon custard over the croissants and leave to steep for 10 minutes if the croissants are very stale.
  7. Place in oven for 20 minutes….
  8. Serves 2 greedy people!
Most Helpful

I came across this recipe in a recent People magazine. I can't believe I had missed out on this before! I needed a dessert for just the two of us for Thanksgiving and we loved the texture/taste. I just used store-bought croissants and added a touch of cinnamon. So glad to see it posted here so I don't lose the page I tore out of our magazine. Happy Holidays!

Sassy in da South December 06, 2010

Amazingly good - and simple! Every time I serve this to guests (often) it gets oooh's and aaah's!

Katertater December 29, 2008

Great great pudding! My wife has made this several times already and the guests raved about it. Thanks for posting!

alexbitong September 08, 2008