Sunday, August 10, 2014

Pillsbury's Baked Cinnamon Roll Casserole and 2 more favorite Christmas Morning Casseroles

I've been searching for a new Christmas morning breakfast recipe and here it is. There are many versions available, and I like this one the best. It's what I would consider a breakfast comfort food!
We used to go to a friends house, early Christmas morning for an incredible Christmas Morning Brunch. They're tradition was a breakfast casserole made with Croissants. I'll repost the recipe at the end of this one, plus my Praline French Toast Casserole made with French Country Bread.
You have three choices here, Cinnamon Rolls, Croissants or Pain de Campagne!

Here are several options that may become your favorite Christmas Morning Dish!

Pillsbury's Baked Cinnamon Roll Casserole:

Here's what you'll need:
1 - 9"X13" baking dish
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

4 TBS (1/2 stick) Butter, melted
2 Cans (12.4oz. each) Pillsbury Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls with Icing.
5 Eggs
1/2 C Heavy Cream
2 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Cinnamon
1  1/2 C Chopped Pecans
3/4 C of the Best Maple Syrup you can afford!  Plus additional for serving.

The Icing from the Cinnamon Rolls
Warm Maple Syrup

Pour warm melted Butter into the pan.
Separate the Cinnamon Rolls and roughly cut them into 8 pieces.
Evenly place the pieces into the pan.

In a mixing bowl:
Heavy Cream
Whisk well.

Pour the batter over the Cinnamon Rolls.
Sprinkle with Pecans.
Drizzle with Maple Syrup.

Bake for 20 - 30 minutes.
Remove and place on a cooling rack.
Immediately drizzle with the Icing.
Serve warm with additional Maple Syrup.

Joyeux Noel!

This is one of our favorite Christmas Morning Recipes.

Overnight Christmas Morning French Toast:

1 (8oz) package of Cream Cheese
12 day old Croissants
18 Eggs
1 1/2 C Heavy Cream
1 TBS vanilla
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 stick (8TBS) of Butter + additional for greasing the pan
Pure Maple Syrup

Heavily butter a 9"X13" casserole dish.
Slice Croissants in half, horizontally.
Layer them cut side up in the dish.
Drop pieces of Cream Cheese in between the layers.

In a bowl:
Heavy Cream
Whisk Well
Pour ove the Croissants.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Serve topped with warm Maple Syrup and sprinkle with Confectioner's Sugar.

Peace in the Kitchen!

This is another Best of the Best Recipes!
What a great aroma to wake up to on Christmas morning.

Praline French Toast Casserole:

8 Eggs
1 1/2 C Heavy Cream
1/3 C Maple Syrup ( the good stuff)
1/3 C Packed Brown Sugar
10 - 12  1/2" slices of French Country Bread ( Pain de Campagne)


1 Stick of Butter
1/2 C Packed Brown Sugar
2/3 C Maple Syrup
2 C Chopped Pecans

(I never said it was healthy)

Generously butter a 9"X13" Casserole Dish

In a bowl, whisk together:
Heavy Cream
Maple Syrup

Place Bread slices in the Casserole dish and cover with the Egg mixture
Cover the dish with plastic wrap and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator
Remove and let it reach room temperature

Melt the Butter in a saucepan
Add Sugar and Maple Syrup and cook for 1-2 minutes
Stir in the Pecans
Pour over the Bread
Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes
Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving

In my book, I wrote WOW!

Peace in the Kitchen!

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