I keep things stress-free around the holidays with easy, make-ahead dishes like this delicious Cranberry, Chocolate Croissant French Toast Casserole recipe. It's a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce and can be tossed together in minutes and made up to two days in advance. All you have to do is pop it in the oven before your guests arrive and you have yourself one easy and elegant dish. Serve it alongside a beautiful fruit salad, orange juice, and piping hot coffee and enjoy your company.
Cranberry, Chocolate Croissant French Toast Casserole
I keep things stress-free around the holidays with easy, make-ahead dishes like this delicious Cranberry, Chocolate Croissant French Toast Casserole recipe.
- butter, for greasing pie plate: ½ tablespoon
- store-bought croissants: 4
- cranberry sauce: ¾ cup
- chocolate chips: ½ cup
- eggs: 4
- milk: ¾ cup
- vanilla extract: 2 teaspoons
- sugar: 2 tablespoons
- cinnamon: ½ teaspoon
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place rack into the center of the oven. Grease a 9-inch deep dish pie plate with butter.
Step 2: Slice each of the croissants in half horizontally.
Step 3: Spread cranberry sauce onto the bottom halves of each of the croissants and top evenly with chocolate chips. Cover with the remaining croissant halves and place croissants into the prepared pie plate overlapping in a circular pattern.
Step 4: In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon.
Step 5: Pour mixture over the croissants and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the egg mixture is cooked through and the croissants are golden.