Bill Nicholson's Famous Donut Bread Pudding Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 70 MINUTES

2 ratings
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  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 (9 oz) box raisins
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 4.5-oz cans fruit cocktail, undrained
  • 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated
  • 2 dozen donuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, (up to 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 lb confectioner's sugar
  • rum, to taste


Cube donuts into a large bowl. Pour other ingredients on top of donuts and let soak for a few minutes. Mix all ingredients together until donuts have soaked up the liquid as much as possible.

Bake at 350° for about an hour until center has jelled. Top with Butter Rum Sauce.

Butter Rum Sauce:

Melt butter and slowly stir in confectioner's sugar. Add rum and heat until bubbly. Pour over each serving of bread pudding.

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2 Reviews

Brenda 2/22/2016
Favorite dessert

Favorite dessert at all picnics and parties. The first dessert to go .

Brenda 2/22/2016
I have been maki

I have been making this since Paula first showed it to us and hands down it is a favorite at all our gatherings. People expect it to be on the dessert table always. One year one of the boys told everyone that I burned it so he could have it all.

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