Cider Mill Doughnut Bread Pudding with Butter Rum Sauce

In this Cider Mill Doughnut Bread Pudding, stale doughnuts are baked in a cinnamon custard until decadent and delicious. Serve in a bowl with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of the homemade butter rum sauce.

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A few weeks ago, I dropped Malloree off with friends who were going through a haunted manor and spooky trail through woods. Pat was up north hunting, so Haileigh and I went out to dinner, just the two of us. After a 45 minute wait that turned into an 85 minute wait, we finally sat down. Starving, we both splurged and ordered the lobster shrimp fettuccine alfredo pasta, a side salad (her caesar, me Martha’s Vineyard) and then we shared a dessert at the end of our meal. The pasta was fantastic and we talked as we ate and had quality mother-daughter time.

While we were going over the dessert menu, we couldn’t decide between two desserts. The one was a indulgent brownie concoction and the other was a cider mill doughnut bread pudding. Obviously we went with the latter and as you can guess, is the inspiration for this dessert.

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A piping hot ramekin of doughnut bread pudding with a scoop of ice cream in the middle and two spoons was delivered to us and on the side was a small cup of hot butter rum sauce.

It. Was. Heaven.

By the end of our dinner, we were blissfully stuffed and in desperate need of a nap. But we both agreed it was the perfect night with delicious food. The use of doughnuts instead of bread pudding was brilliant, and I knew that I needed to make this at home as soon as possible.

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