Krispy Kreme bread pudding

With bathing suit season upon us, you may be thinking it’s time to lighten things up a bit. Try some grilled fish, some raw veggies, some fresh fruit.

Or you may be thinking that life is short, and you really should eat a big ol’ mess of Krispy Kreme bread pudding.

It’s always good to start with this:

If things go horribly wrong and you never even get a chance to cook, you still have two dozen donuts. And not just donuts — Krispy Kreme donuts. A gift from heaven.

The Kiddo’s Aunt Burgle was in town, and we have a tradition: our weekends together always include shopping (probably shoes), Cracker Barrel, Krispy Kremes and wine. Our days after our weekends together are spent wondering why our jeans are suddenly tight. But I digress.

So this weekend we thought we’d branch out and try something new with our KK donuts. We bought two dozen, leaving one to eat plain, just in case the pudding wasn’t great.

Our fears were unwarranted.

I looked at this recipe at Recipezaar, and this recipe from Paula Deen. The first one looked a little more involved, and we had to keep an eye on our assorted children, so we were hoping for super easy. The second recipe was easier, but Aunt Burgle’s sprouts weren’t fans of fruit cocktail or raisins, and we didn’t really think it appropriate to dish up rum butter sauce for a bunch of kids (we had grand delusions of sharing at the time). So in the end we winged it and went with:

  • 1 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts, cut into chunks
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 7 oz (1/2 can) sweetened condensed milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

To assemble:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Cut donuts into chunks and put in a large bowl
  3. Beat the eggs and add condensed milk, salt and cinnamon
  4. Pour egg mixture over donuts and let it sit about 30 minutes, stirring every so often
  5. Butter a small casserole dish and put donut mix in dish, uncovered
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or so until custard is mostly set

We wanted more donut than custard, and this was just that. Enough custard to hold the donuts together, but not so much that it overwhelmed the yummy KK flavor and texture.  This would be awesome served warm with vanilla ice cream!

We ate it warm that night. And then room temp later that night. And then cold for breakfast the next morning. Purely for research, of course, and I’m happy to report it was fabulous at all temperatures. I do hope you understand the sacrifices our hips we made for this research.

18 thoughts on “Krispy Kreme bread pudding

  1. The nearest KK to us is an hour away, but some of the local grocery stores still get delivery. My DH hates bread pudding, but if I tell him there’s glazed KK donuts in it, he might have to cave. Looks great!

  2. What are you DOING to me??? I love bread pudding. Fortunately for me, I don’t think I’m near a Krispy Kreme. At least there’s no butter. That’d be a bit over the top.

    Also, I love “sprouts.” Very cute!

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  4. You must try this over warm peaches! There’s an Irish pub close to my husband’s work that serves this crazy sinful dish, but they have it piled atop of warm peaches with some cooled heavy whipped cream…. *shudders* It’s to die for~

    Ah, thinking about it now, I have to go have some!

  5. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I’m married to a KK addict who also absolutely loves bread pudding. PERFECT! This is so simple and easy and quick. I think there’s going to be a surprise dish on the Thanksgiving desert table this year – if I don’t break down and try it out before hand.

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  7. I Had never heard of this recipe. I had to contact our local KK for a donatio here in Akron, Ohio , they are so awesome they always help us out, when I googled them for the phone # up came all these KKBread pudding recipes. My boys LOVE HOT FRESH KK Donuts right off the line , it’s a tradition with us to go to KK get Donuts and hot cocoa every now and then, can’t wiat to make this for them, Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Hi Susan, I am so pleased to learn that at least one other person has never heard of KK bread pudding. Hubby and I enjoyed it at a Marriot last weekend. I came home calling my bread pudding experimenting buddy. She is number three who has not heard. But, every time I google “KK bread pudding” at least fifty recipes come up.

      How have we missed something this good? I am correcting that one day this week. I am experimenting on my own first. Bought KKs, eggs, 1% milk and will add sugar to taste. If I add the condensed milk called for in the recipe, I will cut a couple canned biscuits to absorb the excess sweet in the condensed milk. I am surprised no recipe calls for separating the eggs and whipping the whites.

      Happy cooking!


  8. Wow! This sounds amazing! I cannot wait to try this. This is by far the easiest one I have found.

  9. Wow, this is an amazingly easy recipe for such an amazing out come! This is the easiest recipe I found fir this by far! Six stars, three thumbs up!!

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