Lemon Cream Brunch Croissants With Maple Blueberry Syrup

Jess Grearson


This can be made ahead for a delicious birthday brunch or for Mother's Day. It's easy to make but a nice complex flavor and texture combination.

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The individual components of this brunch dish are amazing on their own (just try not to lick the lemon cream bowl clean)... so imagine how good it is when you put them all together! These croissants remind us of something served at a fancy restaurant. No one will guess how easy these are to prepare. The warm buttery croissant oozing with warm lemon curd and combined withe the blueberry maple syrup is a flavor match made in heaven. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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10 Min
15 Min


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

How to Make Lemon Cream Brunch Croissants With Maple Blueberry Syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 375. For lemon cream, beat together 2/3 cup cream with sour cream until soft peaks form.
  2. Add lemon curd and limoncello (1 teaspoon lemon zest may be substituted).
  3. Fold until smooth.
  4. Bring butter, maple syrup, and blueberries to a boil. Simmer gently. Keep warm.
  5. Split 4 croissants.
  6. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  7. Whisk egg, remaining 1/2 cup cream, and vanilla in a shallow dish.
  8. Dip outer sides of croissants in the egg mixture.
  9. Spread bottom half of croissant’s cut-side with cream filling; replace top half and place in baking dish.
  10. Bake for about 12-15 minutes.
  11. Until crisp golden brown on the outside and heated through.
  12. Serve lemon cream croissants warm with blueberry maple syrup and additional lemon cream on the side. If desired, sift plates with confectioners sugar and garnish with fresh blueberries and lemon slivers.

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About Lemon Cream Brunch Croissants With Maple Blueberry Syrup

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collection: Mother's Day
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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