Breakfast 'n' Brunch/ Cheese

Brie, Blackberry and Bacon Filled Croissants

March 26, 2020 by Chris Collins

These croissants are filled with brie, a quick homemade blackberry jam and crispy bacon. Stuffed croissants don’t come more delicious than this!

closeup shot of croissants fresh out the oven with brie dripping out

The ULTIMATE Croissant Sandwich!

I know, can I not just upload a regular sandwich to this blog? 😂Quite frankly I think the answer is a solid NO. Todays victim – the Croissant.

Croissants tend to be stuffed with savoury ingredients (turkey, eggs, ham etc). I really wanted to put my own twist on these, and play on the balance of sweet and savoury. If you’ve been a reader of mine for a while you’ll have noticed I don’t do sweets, this is generally about as sweet as it gets 😂

As such, we’ve gone for the gorgeous combo of bacon, blackberry and brie. A cross between my Brie, Bacon and Cranberry Grilled Cheese and the Baked Brie and Blackberry Jam from my Ecookbook.

Not convinced? Follow me 😏

closeup shot of brie dripping out of croissant

Blackberry Jam

Blackberry jam is actually incredibly quick and easy to make. And all you need is 3 ingredients:

  • Blackberries 
  • Sugar 
  • Lemon Juice  

A lot of jams use pectin to thicken, but this is a much quicker, more rough and ready (but still insanely tasty) version! The berries naturally have pectin, which alongside a bit of acidity will set the jam enough to spread.

Can I use store bought jam?

If you’ve already got some jam knocking about in the fridge that needs using then go for it! Cranberry Sauce and Caramelized Onions also go great as a sub!

Can I use frozen berries?

Yup! Just keep the heat very low in the first instance (without the sugar) just to thaw the berries, then continue as stated.

How to make Blackberry Jam (quick summary)

  1. Add all ingredients to a pot on low-medium heat.
  2. Mash with potato masher.
  3. Turn up heat and simmer until thickened.

How to make blackberry jam - 3 step by step photos

Stuffed Croissants

You’re looking to get 4 large all butter croissants. If you can get them fresh out the bakery then awesome, but if not just invest in some good quality croissants (as they are the star of the show!).

From there, just slice the croissant through the centre, making sure you leave some intact at the end to keep everything together. Stuff in your ingredients, folder over and pop in the oven.

Placing them in the oven is really just to warm them through and melt the cheese, as they’re already cooked.

How to make filled croissants - 7 step by step photos

And there we have it! You’ll never quite look at croissants the same again, but all for a good cause 🤣

If you’re looking for more crazy sandwiches then check out these beauties:

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Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for these filled croissants shall we?!

croissants stacked on one another with brie dripping off of top one

How to make Filled Croissants (Full Recipe & Video)

croissants stacked on one another with brie dripping off of top one

Brie, Blackberry and Bacon Filled Croissants

These croissants are filled with brie, a quick homemade blackberry jam and crispy bacon. Stuffed croissants don't come more delicious than this!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Breakfast / Brunch
Cuisine: Austrian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 4 croissants
Calories: 626kcal
Cost per serving: ยฃ2 / $2.50

Equipment:

  • Large Baking Tray
  • Medium Pot or Deep Pan & Wooden Spoon
  • Potato Masher
  • Bread Knife
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board

Ingredients (check list):

  • 4 large All Butter Croissants
  • 8 rashers of Bacon, cooked to preference
  • 7oz / 200g Brie, sliced into wedges
  • 2 heaping cups / 300g Blackberries
  • 4 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Lemon, juice only (2 tbsp)
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions:

  • In a medium sized pot or pan over low-medium heat, add 2 heaping cups of blackberries, 4 tbsp sugar, the juice of 1 lemon and a pinch of salt (to taste). With a potato masher gently burst all the berries until a thin sauce forms.
  • Crank up the heat to medium-high and allow the sauce to bubble and reduce until thickened, stirring frequently. The sauce will thicken, just keep bubbling and stirring. It will continue thickening once it cools.
  • With a bread knife, carefully slice through the centre of your croissants, leaving a bit at the end to keep everything intact. Spread jam, top with brie wedges, then finish with bacon. Fold top over and space out on a baking tray.
  • Pop in the oven at 180C/356F for 5mins, or until the brie is melted and begins pouring out. Enjoy!

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Jam Heat - Important to have the heat low in the first instance so the sugar melts and doesn't caramelize and stick to the pan. Once you've mashed, just crank up the heat from there. Don't cover the pot, you want steam to escape so the jam reduces.
b) Can I use other Jams? - Sure! I find blackberries go best with brie/bacon, but something sweet is essential to balance out the saltiness of the bacon. Cranberry Sauce and Caramelized Onions work great as a sub.
c) Can I use frozen berries? - Yup! Just add them to the pot without sugar on a very low heat to thaw them, then continue recipe as stated.
d) Wooden Spoon - Be warned: the blackberries will most likely dye the wooden spoon!
e) Calories - per croissant.

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Brie, Blackberry and Bacon Filled Croissants
Amount Per Serving
Calories 626 Calories from Fat 346
% Daily Value*
Fat 38.4g59%
Saturated Fat 16.466g82%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.347g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.713g
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 748mg31%
Potassium 415mg12%
Carbohydrates 51.37g17%
Fiber 5.6g22%
Sugar 24.47g27%
Protein 20.09g40%
Vitamin A 947IU19%
Vitamin C 19.9mg24%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 2.18mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    March 26, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    5 stars
    Bring on the bacon! Talk about the ultimate comfort food; this looks too good to pass up!

  • Reply
    Charla @ That Girl Cooks Healthy
    March 26, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    5 stars
    I’m loving the combination of sweet with savoury. Genius!!

  • Reply
    Anita
    March 26, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    5 stars
    I’m drooling just looking at all your gorgeous photos. Those melted cheese and those crispy bacon are calling to me. I got to make this ASAP.

  • Reply
    Mindy Fewless
    March 26, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    5 stars
    Perfect dinner or lunch!! So so good. Thanks!!

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