Krispy Kreme Monkey Bread

June 1st was National Donut Day  and I recently read that Krispy Kreme turned 75 on May 24, 2012.  You need to get them as fresh as possible.  A favorite donut of Gene’s and I knew he would love this recipe.

Hard to believe that Kroger and Meijer no longer carry these donuts and I could only buy them at a Speedway Gas Station.   You have to get there early as they only get a couple of dozen every day.   June 21, 2013 – Kroger is carrying these donuts again – yea!  This is Ann Arbor, voted the most popular city in Michigan, home of the University of Michigan and the best hospitals in the country and we are also one of the healthiest and greenest!  So, I guess that explains why one of the best donuts in the world does not have a store here 🙂

Krispy Kreme Monkey Bread

  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped ( optional or I would use about 1/2 cup)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (light or dark), firmly packed
  • 1 (3.5 oz.) pkg. butterscotch cook and serve pudding and pie filling (not instant)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 10-15 Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts, cut into 8 pieces each (this time I used a combination of Cinnamon Glazed and Original and I used 13 donuts)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 325°F.  Spread the pecans in the bottom of a greased, fluted tube pan; set aside.

Combine the brown sugar, dry pudding and cinnamon (I used less because I bought Cinnamon Glazed in addition to the Original).  Sprinkle  1/4 of the mixture on top of the pecans.  Layer 1/3 of the Krispy Kreme donut pieces, followed by 1/4 of the brown sugar mixture; repeat layers.   I kind of pushed each piece together.   Pour melted butter over all and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven and invert bread onto a plate.

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The layers…

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Krispy Kreme Monkey Bread!


Oct. 18, 2014 – I just read that down in New Orleans there are a number of restaurants  that use these delectable donuts to make bread pudding. How could I miss that when I was down there this past summer?  Not the next time!  I found a good recipe to try online that sounds terribly rich but once in awhile, why not 🙂

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