Peach Bread Pudding (made w/ stale DONUTS!)

I always buy a package of cider donuts when I am at the farmer's market.....I am not sure why I buy these, they usually go stale on my counter with only the 2 of us.

Here is a new reason to buy this package of delicious donuts.

I made the BEST bread pudding with the the stale donuts!
You can add whatever fruit you like, apples or pears would be great, but here I had a nice peach, so there you go......

If you don't have any stale donuts laying around (and really, who does?)...then you can use stale pound cake or birthday cake, or stale croissants or bread!

This is my basic bread pudding recipe, made better with DONUTS!

Here's how: (quantities are adaptable)

4 stale apple cider donuts
4 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 cup of whole milk
1/3 cup of light brown sugar
1 ripe peach, peeled and cut into chunks
a handful of blueberries (you can use any fruit or berry)
turbinado (raw) sugar for the top
butter for the casserole dish

Butter a casserole dish big enough to fit the bread pudding, about 2 quart size.

Break the donuts into pieces and lay on the bottom of the dish.

Whisk the eggs, cinnamon, milk, extracts, and fruit together in a measuring cup for easy pouring.

Pour the custard over the stale donuts in the pan. Sprinkle the top with some turbinado sugar.

Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 45 minutes until puffed and firm.

Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

I would not be opposed to serving this with vanilla ice cream, but we ate it for breakfast, and it was the bomb!



Bebe said…
We have been getting little boxes of glorious ripe peaches from Trader Joe’s. They have them every year about this time, and the peaches are tree-ripened, ready to eat and perfect. There are about a dozen in a box. Several are still in the fridge.

I just ate a semi-dead nectarine that would have been good in this - great with blueberries - as well.

I love these (what I call no-brainer) recipes. Thanks so much!

(You two only eat two donuts and quit? What self-control…)
Bebe said…
Lest anyone misunderstand my “semi-dead”, I meant the fruit that sits long enough to show a bruise or two that can be cut out. Otherwise sound. I don’t recommend the use of spoiled anything.