Ask For It: Rendezvous Bistro’s Bread Pudding


In a few short weeks, the newest issue of Dishing magazine will be on stands around Jackson, and we can’t wait for you to see the recipes included in Issue 9. In the meantime, we share today a recipe that was requested in a previous issue, but remains a classic. Take a traditional bread pudding, and then make it with croissants and chocolate. The traditional will forever be boring compared to Rendezvous Bistro’s original chocolate and croissant bread pudding. Don’t forget, this is the last week to buy one entree and get the second for $2 at Rendezvous Bistro, and other Fine Dining Restaurant Group establishments! Finish your meal with their bread pudding or seasonal cheesecake (current flavor: pumpkin spice). bistro bread pudding

Rendezvous Bistro’s Bread Pudding


  • 6 day-old croissants, cubed into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 pounds bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped into chunks
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 10 egg yolks
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Place cubed croissants into a 2-inch deep baking dish.
  • Disperse chocolate chunks among the croissants.
  • Mix together sugar and egg yolks with beaters for about 5 minutes until lightly aerated.
  • Warm up the cream and vanilla extract (below the boiling point), temper the egg and sugar mixture with cream and vanilla extract, then mix together.
  • Pour that mixture over the croissants and chocolate.
  • Let sir for 15 minutes, stirring 2 or 3 times during that time.
  • Cover with foil.
  • Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Let cool and serve with ice cream, chocolate sauce or whipped cream.

About Author

Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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