I was going to write this post for tomorrow, but when I woke up this morning, I saw today is National Donut Day. So I got busy and posted it today.
Ok, now I bet you are confused. The title says bread pudding but you had to post because it’s National Donut Day? What gives? Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding. That is what gives.
Now before you get to the recipe, you must know that bread pudding is one of my all-time favorite desserts. As such, I have rules about what makes this dessert “to die for” versus “to die from.”
The must-haves: Cinnamon, Raisins or Dried Cherries. The must-never-haves: Chocolate or White Chocolate (don’t make me send you back to my rant about white chocolate – bottom of the post). Chocolate should be saved for brownies and cakes or cookies. White chocolate should be a criminal offense.
Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding
This dessert is custardy, light, moist and not super sweet. I know, incredible. Serve warm for best results.
- 1 1/2 dozen glazed doughnuts, stale and dried out, cut into sixths.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups milk
- 10 large egg yolks
- 2 large whole eggs
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- big handful of golden raisins
- Large bowl for mixing and soaking.
- 9×13-inch baking dish
- Large roasting pan that 9×13-inch pan can rest in
Bread Pudding Preparation
If the donuts need to be dried out.
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Spread the doughnut pieces on baking sheets and bake for about 30 minutes, until dry on the outside and semi-firm to firm in the center. Do not toast.
If the donuts are ready to use.
In a large bowl, whisk 2 cups of the cream with the milk, egg yolks, whole eggs, condensed milk, vanilla, and cinnamon.
Add the doughnut pieces and the raisins and let soak until the pieces are softened about 1 hour to an hour fifteen; stir every 15 minutes. During the last 15 minutes preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Spoon the doughnut mixture into the prepared baking dish and cover with foil.
Set the dish in a roasting pan and add enough water to the pan to reach halfway up the side of the baking dish. Bake the bread pudding for 40 minutes. Now remove the foil and bake for about 20 minutes longer, or until the bread pudding is set.
Preheat the broiler. Broil the bread pudding for about 3 minutes, or until top is lightly browned. Let cool for 30 minutes.
Serve warm bread pudding with a whipped cream or glaze if you like, but I prefer it plain as not to mask the flavors. You could dress up the presentation with a light dusting of cinnamon on the plate.
Download Recipe Here: Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding
This is decadent, but it is OH SO GOOD.
Based on and modified from Food & Wine Online Magazine recipe.