White Chocolate Pear Bread Pudding

White Chocolate Pear Bread Pudding

Sugar In The Raw | Prep Time: 1 hr | Cook Time: 55 mins | Makes 12 servings


6 egg yolks
2 ½ cups Sugar In The Raw®
1 quart heavy cream
1 cup milk
3 cups (1 lb.) premium white chocolate chips
10 croissants, torn into small pieces
3 Bartlett pears, peeled, cored & chopped

Caramel Sauce

2 ½ cups Sugar In The Raw®
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
1/2 lb. unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9 X 13 inch baking dish.

In large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar; set aside. Meanwhile, combine cream and milk in a 2-quart saucepan and heat stirring occasionally, until boiling. Place white chocolate in a large bowl and pour cream mixture over white chocolate whisking until mixture is smooth. Add to egg yolk mixture and whisk until smooth.

Combine croissant cubes and chopped pears in a baking dish. Top with warm chocolate mixture. Toss to combine. Let mixture set for 15 minutes before baking. Bake for about 50 minutes or until light brown and custard is set. Serve warm with caramel sauce (recipe to follow).

Caramel Sauce

In a medium saucepan combine the sugar, lemon juice and water to make a wet sand mixture. Heat until a dark caramel color, stirring constantly. Add butter, heavy cream, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth. Cool before serving. Makes about 2 cups

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: 1170 calories, 64g fat (34g saturated fat), 146 g carbohydrate, 9 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 390 mg sodium.

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