Usually you have more treats around the holidays. We all do that, right? For example, we had donuts the other day! We never get donuts. So when Husband came home with a box he was treated like a super hero. As a child, no donut would have been left behind. Now as an adult I have a little (very little, but still measurable) more self control and somehow we had leftover donuts.
Did you ever see that movie The Five Year Engagement with Jason Segal and Emily Blunt? It wasn’t very good. But in the movie there was a psych experiment about who would eat day old donuts. Like it meant you were sad and depressed and all kinds of unhappy things. Well, I wouldn’t have thought twice about it in the past but after seeing that movie I would feel terribly guilty about eating a day old donut. Like it has a way deeper meaning. Unless… unless I turn it into something else! And that is how Leftover Donut Bread Pudding came to pass.
We only had 2 donuts leftover and not even the same kind. (Full Disclosure- there is a high probability that had these been two plain glazed donuts we would not have had any leftover donuts.)
We cut each up into 8 wedges and mixed some custard.
In a small oven safe dish, we combined the donuts and custard. I used a glass Pyrex dish that was 6″ in diameter.
We threw it in the oven and voila! Bread Pudding
Because of the whole extra treats on the holidays situation we had a lot of stuff in the house. Including Hot Fudge Sauce, chocolate ganache and white chocolate ganache.
I divided up the bread pudding into four teacups and everyone drizzled the topping of their choice. And everyone was happy!
It would obviously be very easy to double or triple this recipe if you have more leftover donuts. Or if you want to go buy donuts just for this purpose live it up! It would make a great “real” dessert (or breakfast) for a crowd. I would buy all the same donut but that’s just me. You do you. I wouldn’t skimp on the orange zest in the custard mix though. You need a little something to balance out all that sweetness.
Leftover Donut Bread Pudding
2 Donuts, cubed
1/3 c Half & Half
¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
Dash Ground Cinnamon
Dash Ground Nutmeg
tiniest pinch of Salt
¼ tsp Orange Zest
Preheat oven to 350
Spray a small oven safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Add the cut donuts to the baking dish.
In a large measuring cup combine remaining 7 ingredients and beat until well mixed.
Pour the custard mixture over the donuts and let sit for 10 minutes (to absorb the liquid).
Bake for 35 minutes.
Scoop into serving dishes and if desired, drizzle with some chocolate.
Leftover Donut Bread Pudding
- 2 Donuts cubed
- 1/3 c Half & Half
- 1 Egg
- ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract
- dash Ground Cinnamon
- dash Ground Nutmeg
- tiniest pinch of Salt
- ¼ tsp Orange Zest
- Preheat oven to 350
- Spray a small oven safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Add the cut donuts to the baking dish.
- In a large measuring cup combine remaining 6 ingredients and beat until well mixed.
- Pour the custard mixture over the donuts and let sit for 10 minutes (to absorb the liquid).
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- Scoop into serving dishes and if desired, drizzle with some chocolate.