The owner of the Windy Hill Orchard told me about a Pumpkin Doughnut Bread Pudding recipe using doughnuts (found here: http://www.blesserhouse.com/2014/09/recipe-pumpkin-spice-krispy-kreme-bread.html). We decided to modify this and make our own version using our apple cider doughnuts because we often have them leftover. What I came up with is a mixture between bread pudding and apple crisp, to give a nice contrast in texture with the streusel topping. It is totally optional to add the topping and you can change it for some sort of glaze or caramel sauce, if desired. I brought this into to work so I wouldn’t be tempted to eat the whole thing… LOL. I will be trying this with 1-dozen pumpkin doughnuts from the orchard this week.
Apple Doughnut Bread Pudding with a Streusel Topping:
12 apple cider doughnuts, cinnamon sugar kind (I get mine from Windy Hill Orchard – these are more of an old-fashioned cake doughnut)
2 apples (about 1 – 1 1/2 cups), diced
2 1/4 cups milk (I use coconut milk)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 stick butter
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 cup oatmeal
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Let the apple cider doughnuts get stale for a few days… you want them to become more dense in texture.
Break the doughnuts up into bite-sized pieces and spread in a greased 13 x 9″ pan.
Peel and cut your apples into small squares and sprinkle over the doughnuts.
Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk smooth. Add milk, vanilla, cinnamon and a pinch of salt; whisk together and pour over the doughnut pieces. Let this mixture rest for at least 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the stick of butter and add brown sugar. Continue cooking a few minutes while stirring. Pour this mixture evenly over the doughnut mix.
Now make the topping… mix the dry topping ingredients with 1 cup melted butter, forming a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle over the doughnut mixture and pat down.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until brown. When served, it can be topped with vanilla ice cream.