Cranberry Maple Donut Bread Pudding


8-12 stale glazed cake donuts
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
2 cups half-and-half
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
6 tablespoons maple syrup
6 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries
2 tablespoons International Delight French Vanilla Creamer
3/4 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a deep 9" pie pan (or 9x9 baking pan).

Chop donuts into bite size pieces. You want enough donuts so that your pie plate is heaping, they will be pressed down later. Place them in the buttered baking dish. Set aside.

Whisk the eggs in a large bowl and add cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Whisk to combine. Add half-and-half, 4 tablespoons melted butter, 4 tablespoons maple syrup. Whisk until well combined.

Pour egg mixture over the donuts. Toss donuts to coat and press down into the egg mixture if necessary so they can absorb the mixture. Rest for 15 minutes. Add cranberries and toss to combine. Gently press the donuts into the pan so they will stick together, not so much that you flatten them.

Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 15-20 additional minutes, until it is set.

Meanwhile, add powdered sugar to a medium bowl. Add remaining 3 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, creamer and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Whisk to combine.

Pour or drizzle frosting over warm bread pudding.

Serve and enjoy!

DONNA'S NOTES: If you are using fresh donuts, you can bake the cut pieces in the oven until they are dry and stale.

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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