Did you read this post title? Is your jaw on the floor right now? Mine still is after devouring a heaping serving of some fall-inspired culinary magic.
In our small suburban town on the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina, there is a charming well-kept secret of a restaurant that serves Krispy Kreme bread pudding. The second I took a bite of it, I vowed to figure out a way to replicate it. Then, when Krispy Kreme released their signature Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnut, it was like a match made in dessert heaven. (If dessert heaven existed, I’d really want to go there.)
If you’ve ever had a warm Krispy Kreme doughnut or a hot cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte and instantly fell in love, you’ll be forever hooked on this one.
But I have a confession to make; I had never before made bread pudding, much less made up my own recipe for it. So if you’re a total novice too, I promise you can make this one. Tote it to your next fall gathering, and it is bound to be an instant hit.
The great thing about this recipe is you can change it up for your preference. Adjust the sugar according to how sweet you would like it. If you don’t want it too sugary and gooey, use less rum sauce. Substitute raisins or other dried fruit for the dried cranberries. Or even try a different doughnut flavor as the seasons change. Serving is with a scoop of ice cream is a winning combination too.
Enjoy! Happy fall, y’all!