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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

Pear & Chocolate Croissant Cakes

Because, why not?

indulgent breakfast • comforting dessert

Pear & Chocolate Croissant Cakes
  1. 6 bought mini croissants
  2. 6 small pears (such as corella)
  3. 100g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped
  4. 250ml (1 cup) milk
  5. 250ml (1 cup) cream
  6. 3 eggs
  7. 95g (1/2 cup tightly packed) light brown sugar
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. Icing sugar, to dust
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease a six-hole Texas* muffin pan. Cut each croissant into six pieces. Cut the tops off each pear and reserve, then core and cut into thin slices.
  2. Fill each muffin hole with alternating pieces of croissant, pear and chocolate, finishing with reserved pear tops.
  3. 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.
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21 comments on “Pear & Chocolate Croissant Cakes
  1. Michelle @ The Bakeanista - July 3, 2014 at 11:20 am

    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? 😛

  2. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef - July 3, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    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. :)

    They look fantastic!

  3. Melanie Hall - July 3, 2014 at 7:42 pm

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

  4. leaf (the indolent cook) - July 3, 2014 at 9:08 pm

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

  5. Bryan - July 4, 2014 at 9:04 am

    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.

  6. milkteaxx - July 4, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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

  7. May @EatCookExplore - July 4, 2014 at 6:57 pm

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

  8. Mariana @The Candid Kitchen - July 4, 2014 at 7:12 pm

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

  9. Adrian (Food Rehab) - July 5, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Gaaaaash, just gaaaasssssh.


  10. Gourmet Getaways - July 5, 2014 at 9:42 pm

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

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  11. msihua - July 7, 2014 at 8:54 pm

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

  12. Martyna @ Wholesome Cook - July 12, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    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!

  13. Helen (Grab Your Fork) - July 14, 2014 at 1:51 am

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


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