Lemon-Cream Brunch Croissants with Maple-Blueberry Syrup

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 6 Ratings
Serves: 4
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Cooking Method: Bake


4 medium purchased croissants, split
2/3 c plus ½ cup cream, divided
1/3 c sour cream
2 medium eggs, beaten lightly
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 c good quality lemon curd
1 Tbsp lemon liqueur
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 c real maple syrup
1 c wild maine blueberries

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Jess Grearson Recipe
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Falmouth, ME (pop. 36,377)
Member Since May 2010
Jess' notes for this recipe:
This can be made ahead for a delicious birthday brunch or for Mother's day. It's easy to make but a nicely complex flavor and texture combination. Sorry my candid picture is not up to the actual beauty of this dish -- can't find my staged shot!
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The individual components of this dish are amazing on their own... so imagine how good it is when you put them all together! The Crew and I devoured this dish... and ended up dipping fruit in the leftover cream. Yum!


Preheat oven to 375.
For lemon -cream, beat together 2/3 cup cream with sour cream until soft peaks form.Fold in lemon curd and limoncello (1 teaspoon lemon zest may be substituted).
Bring butter, maple syrup, and blueberries to a boil. Simmer gently. Keep warm.
Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
Whisk egg, remaining ½ cup cream and vanilla in a shallow dish. Dip outer sides of croissants in egg mixture. Spread bottom half of croissant’s cut-side with cream filling; replace top half and place in baking dish. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, until crisp golden brown on outside and heated through.
Serve lemon-cream croissants warm with blueberry-maple syrup and additional lemon cream on the side. If desired, Sift plates with confectioner’s sugar and garnish with fresh blueberries and lemon slivers.

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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Apr 14, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Apr 14, 2011
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user Kellie S Luv2mixitup - Apr 14, 2011
Congrats on your blue ribbon !! this looks deeeelicious
user Holly Deshane Hollylovesnewrecipes - Apr 19, 2011
Hi Jess
I'm from Brewer, Maine and just wanted to congratulate you on your blue ribbon, and to say that this recipe sounds delicious--will save this one
user Kail Cadman pizzamom - Apr 19, 2011
Congratulations upon your Blue Ribbon!! I am a fellow Mainer - can't wait to try this!! :)

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