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Pear & Chocolate Croissant Cakes

As if croissants weren't indulgent enough, it's time to make them even better with pears and dark chocolate for the ultimate treat.


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Pear & Chocolate Croissant Cakes
July 2, 2014

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Pear & Chocolate Croissant Cakes

Because, why not?

Indulgent breakfast or comforting dessert, dress those drab stale croissants into something fabulous!

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Pear & Chocolate Croissant Cakes
Valli Little

6 bought mini croissants
6 small pears (such as Corella)
100g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped
250ml milk
250ml cream
3 eggs
95g light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Icing sugar, to dust

1. Preheat oven to 170Β°C. Grease a six-hole Texas muffin pan.

2. Cut each croissant into six pieces. Cut the tops off each pear and reserve, then core and cut into thin slices.

3. Fill each muffin hole with alternating pieces of croissant, pear and chocolate, finishing with reserved pear tops.

4. Beat together milk, cream, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Pour over croissant mixture and set aside for 20 minutes. Bake in oven for 30 minutes until golden. Dust with icing sugar and serve.


21 comments on “Pear & Chocolate Croissant Cakes
  1. Michelle @ The Bakeanista

    Looks so good!!!! Love love love your picts. And it sounds fairly easy to make too.

    P/S: Did you accidentally knock over the milk? πŸ˜›

    July 3, 2014 at 11:20 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      Thanks lovely lady! yes.. it was a total accident, but it turned into a lovely mess πŸ™‚

      July 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm
  2. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    When I read the title from the email I thought this was going to be a lot more work than I was prepared for, but no… this is entirely doable. πŸ™‚

    They look fantastic!

    July 3, 2014 at 5:57 pm
  3. Melanie Hall

    gorgeous cakes and even more gorgeous shots – you’re really powering ahead with that beautiful new camera clever lady!

    July 3, 2014 at 7:42 pm
  4. leaf (the indolent cook)

    What a great way to make something fancy with croissants. Gorgeous and indulgent!

    July 3, 2014 at 9:08 pm
  5. Bryan

    Aaaa I was smitten by that photo of the spilt milk, tells such a story! It’s like saying ‘awww I really wanted to be in that cup of tea, but oh well…’. :p

    Yummy concept too, using bought mini croissants to make this delectable looking sweet.

    July 4, 2014 at 9:04 am
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      awww thanks πŸ™‚ my reflector accidentally tipped it over. I was like… oooo this is pretty but oh shiiiiiiiit!

      July 7, 2014 at 4:25 pm
  6. milkteaxx

    3 amazingly delicious ingredients in cake form. TAKE MY MONEY!

    July 4, 2014 at 1:52 pm
  7. May @EatCookExplore

    Love this recipe. It’s so easy that even I can manage it. Been following you on Instagram. Love your pics.

    July 4, 2014 at 6:57 pm
  8. Mariana @The Candid Kitchen

    What a great idea for breakfast. Your photos are so beautiful, makes me wanna lick the screen.

    July 4, 2014 at 7:12 pm
  9. Adrian (Food Rehab)

    Gaaaaash, just gaaaasssssh.


    July 5, 2014 at 10:31 am
  10. Gourmet Getaways

    I bet this smelled good! Pear and chocolate will complement each other in this recipe, great combo!

    Gourmet Getaways

    July 5, 2014 at 9:42 pm
  11. msihua

    This shoot makes me feel so bubbly and warmth. I miss all my girlfriends!

    July 7, 2014 at 8:54 pm
  12. Martyna @ Wholesome Cook

    This idea is amazing! I’m loving pears at the moment and croissants, well, they are my indulgence every now and again. Lovely shots too Shellie!

    July 12, 2014 at 7:14 pm
  13. Helen (Grab Your Fork)

    Oh my lordy! These look incredible Shell. Loving the lighting and styling too!

    July 14, 2014 at 1:51 am

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